LP questions


Old 05-07-08, 03:18 PM
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LP questions

Our house is about 15 years old and has LP siding (the kind that has had problems in some instances) and, according to some painting/siding experts is in decent condition, except for the chimeny.
The house needs to be painted. We have looked into putting vinel siding (the best from Sears) over it (they say it's the best way and they would seal it four ways). The cost is astronomical. For about 1/3 the cost we could have it painted by an excellent painter with the best available paint and the chimney repaired.
We are seniors (early 70s) and don't know whether it would be cost effective and/or advisable to change the siding at this point. If we were to put new siding, what would be the best? Have heard something about a Hardie Plank, also composit, aluminum, etc. and of course cedar.
Please Help! Any advise/recommendation will be appreciated.
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Old 05-08-08, 07:33 AM
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If the 1st painting lasted 15 years then I would say paint it again. Painting would be faster and easier with a lot less mess. Get the chimney fixed and paint. It does not make sense to reside if the siding is not damaged. Just a waste of money as I see it. Use the extra money for a vacation!
Old 05-08-08, 07:45 AM
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Well, a note here too. Sears is going to be probably one of the most expensive installers you could get. And not necessarily one of the best. You may want to get a couple of other estimates if you still want to go that way.
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Very helpful info.--thank you. Looks like we'll get the chimney fixed and a good paint job and hope the house will hold up another ten years or so.
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