After many years of hearing the wife complain about the exterior of our house, I'm thinking of taking the plunge and getting vinyl siding. We live in a typical New England town where many houses are still painted white. My home is a Neo Dutch Colonial and was built in 1930. I'm a conservative guy and I believe in preserving history. It kills me to think of covering this house in plastic, but the prices I'm getting for paint are about $12k-$15k. And who knows how long that will last. I've been trying to painstakingly paint it (sand, caulk, prime,paint), but I just don't have the time.
So,now I'm looking at a quality vinyl job from a real skilled craftsman, who comes highly recommended. Not your typical low budget siding job.
Who has vinyl? How badly has it faded? Have you had to paint or repair it? An old Yankee farmer who's a customer of mine had his 1800's house done, and he kind of talked me into it. I dunno. It just seems wrong.