A number of years ago I installed fiber cement siding using a rain screen wall installation on an addition to my home. A few years later Hurricaine Isabel hit. Our neighbor's 150 year old Tulip Popular dropped a branch on the side of our addition with wind assistance. Three clapboards broke from the impact of the branch. As luck would have it I had blind screwed the clapboards to the furring strips.
I am currenting researching new exterior cladding to replace our peeling, lead painted, twisted 75 year old wood siding. I am curious if anyone else has had fiber cement siding damage used in a rain screen wall construction. I question whether or not a rain screen wall is a suitiable surface for fiber cement siding installation as used in the Project House.