The Value of Siding
The way I see it, vinyl siding is a love/hate relationship. I love the fact that it’s inexpensive, low maintenance, and just keeps on giving back … especially on those southwest exposures. I hate the fact that it doesn’t give a $$ return on your investment and the awkwardness of finding a charming 1916 bungalow with vinyl siding. Its all that worth saving $3.00 per square foot from installing wood products?
And sorry, you can’t paint it. I don’t care how many Google searches you do on it, the fact is vinyl is made to resist anything so painting will only mean chipping, peeling, and fading later.
Are you curious of how much new siding cost? Me too. So I did a quick search and it appears, much like everything else in real estate, the price per square foot is about $8.00 for wood and $5.00 for vinyl. So for my Green Lake house, it would cost roughly $23,000 to reside my house. And that might be something in mind to to think about when it comes to selling your home too.