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Clapboard on a mansard roof?

We own a home in New England with a mansard roof, that was once covered in cedar shingles but has since been covered with vinyl back in the 1970s when the shingles (I assume) began to fail. We were going over our various options for removing the vinyl and putting up a new material on the mansard portion of the roof (the top of the roof is simply asphalt shingles). We had thought about cedar shingles but these are very expensive, so we were wondering whether clapboard was an option (that is, could we do several courses of clapboard, then several courses of diamond victorian shingles, then several more courses of clapboard). Would there be special considerations for doing so?

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