Our house was built in 1956. It is a solid house - back when houses were built with quality materials.
However, it is stucco sided and the siding is showing some wear and tear. The Evil Twin and I had been kicking the idea of having it vinyl or brick sided for a few years now, but were nervous about the expense.
Finally, I started looking into getting estimates. Just to see, you know?
So, yesterday, a gentleman came by (recommended by a larger company) to give us an estimate. I was surprised to learn that the whole ordeal would be considerably LESS than what I had envisioned. It's still a chunk of change, but we CAN afford it and I think it will improve the curb appeal of the house immensely.
Plus, it would mean we'd never have to deal with the cracking stucco ever again.
I'm in the "Yea" category while the Evil Twin is in the "Nay" category.
Other pluses are that we'd be eligible for a tax credit for making the house more energy efficient and it would up the re-sell value quite a bit.
As usual, any matter that involves money (big or small) has my knickers all in a twist.
So, is 3 weeks worth of construction and about 11K worth a lifetime of happiness and a beautiful exterior? The inside is already nice. I'd like the outside to reflect the same vibe.
Since the Evil Twin and Buddy were both off yesterday (primary elections), my whole routine is all akimbo and I have a ton of making up to do today. Laundry, dishes, grocery, phone calls, etc.
If you have any thoughts about the siding, let me know in the comments. Otherwise, have a Happy Wednesday, hooligans!