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Add Curb Appeal with Vinyl Siding

Your old home looks like the worst home in the neighborhood. You’ve just recently finished a DIY home remodeling project inside and are ready to give your house some curb appeal on the outside, but what to do? Adding vinyl siding to an old home is probably one of the most cost effective and quickest way to give your home and a brand new look. Old Siding and SoffitThe cost to remodel your homes siding is relatively cheap compared to the paybacks you can attain when selling your home.

If you’ve spent the entire winter inside remodeling your home it’s time to get outside and think of the exterior. There are many different types of home vinyl siding available that will give your home a cosmetic facelift. Vinyl siding comes in many styles and colors to choose from. I reccomend going to a specialty store that deals predominantly in home vinyl siding. This type of store will have the most selection and qualified people available to help you in your decisions. The big box stores generally only carry a couple different styles and colors. Don’t limit your project to a couple colors. Try and stand out from the neighbors – this is what will set your home apart and possibly add more curb appeal value for your vinyl siding installation.

Remodeling the siding of your home with vinyl siding is quick since in most cases you can apply new vinyl siding directly over the existing siding. If in your case it is neccesary to remove the existing siding then I would reccomend getting a dumpster dropped in your driveway. Removing old siding adds up to a huge mess. My DIY home remodeling project turned out to have two layers of siding which led me to opt to remove both layers before installing new vinyl siding.

Permits typically aren’t needed to remodel the siding on your home, but I would check with your local zoning board before doing so. It’s better avoid conflicts in the middle of a job.

The finished vinyl siding product is going to not only add curb appeal but will protect your investment from the elements as well. Installing vinyl siding is worth the effort in my opinion. The application goes on really fast and you will be able to see your results immediately. Your neighbors will as well.

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Purchasing a DIY Home Remodeling Project

Paying rent just didn’t seem like a good thing to keep doing. It was ok at first , but I just couldn’t see paying someone else’s mortgage payment. The rent house I had got me by but I was ready for something I could call my own. I decided to purchase a DIY home remodeling project.

I wasn’t made of money yet I consider myself somewhat skilled in building things. I couldn’t afford too much home so I new I would need to remodel a less expensive home to my taste. My search was long and I finally found a little house that was already gutted.

 Below are some pictures of the house and property before any remodeling work was started.

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