Replacing plywood siding with stone?

What is involved with replacing the T1-11 plwood siding with stone / stone veneer? Is it even possible? I assume all of the trim would have to be removed. Our house has the fake stone - Lavastone on the front and plywood siding on the sides and back of the house. I am just tired of painting and replacing rotted siding, whenever we do paint. In addition there is a large semi-circular bow window on the back of the house that has this siding, and I have no idea how they applied it...maybe with kerfs? Ideas?
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Have a look at some of the unique kinds of vinyl siding now on the market. Giving the pace a whole new look and getting rid of the maintenance could be just what you need. If it clashes with neighborhood styles, don't worry about it. Soon enough the other houses will be redone just like yours if it is a nice job. Happens all the time in many towns. Good luck.
Joe
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Joe wrote:

Hardie-Plank makes a T1-11 style panel, and would last even longer. I know some people love vinyl, but it looks cheap to me, even the high-end stuff. And it ISN'T maintenance-free, especially if you live in a muggy climate. As soon as it goes slightly chalky, the green stuff starts growing on the shady sides, and you have to wash it down with something every year or two.
-- aem sends...
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wrote:

I would have thought *any* material would grow 'green stuff' on the north side. Although, I do haved to admit that my T1-11 doesn't but the plastic planter does (?). I think that people choose the vinyl because they get tired of the staining every 5 years and now, with the removal of oil-based paints and stains from the market, we will no doubt have to do it more often. Hardi's cement board is eventually going to need painting. I like the rustic look of the T1-11 which is what keeps me from the Hardi stuff. Have you seen the vinyl stuff that's supposed to look like cedar? YIKES!!! Is that U-gly or what!? No flame, aem. JMHO
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