12:43PM | 01/29/06
Member Since: 03/14/04
1 lifetime posts
I have an old (1878) feedmill that I renovated last year. The bottom is my photography studio. The second and third floor is a Bed and Breakfast. This Spring I want to take care of the outside siding. There is old woodsiding on it now... I want to keep that look but would like to put vinyl on that would be maintance free. It sits right on a river so maintance is almost impossible with out a crane. My question is this... Is there a vinyl siding that has the look of wood. I mean a real look of wood. I have searched online and have not found any. Can someone lead me in the right direction?


12:55PM | 01/29/06
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
Oh wow don't ruin the look of an old building by putting vinyl siding on it. Also remember that there is no such a thing as maintenance free on the outside as all exteriors need to be washed and cleaned from time to time and sooner or later the vinyl siding will need to be painted. I am sure the people that bought aluminum siding thought the same thing.


04:25PM | 01/29/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
You should check out fiber cement siding. Much better looking than vinyl and longer lasting than wood.



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