07:22AM | 01/09/04
Member Since: 02/24/03
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I have a 50+ yr old home made of concrete block. We put new vinyl replacement windows in it just after moving. So far our heating bill has not been too bad except for the last one which jumped $30 which I think has something to do with the price of gas now.
I am wondering if it would be economical to put vinyl siding on the house. I want to do it for asthetical reasons as well as to be more energy efficient. All the houses in our neighborhood have siding and ours sticks out like a sore thumb. Either we have to put siding on or get real stucco put on because whom ever did it in the first place, did a terrible diy job.
I have heard that concrete block houses are cool in the summer (this is very true for our house-I wouldn't us air cond. if we had it) and warm in the winter. At 68 it still is a little chilly. By the way I live in Michigan were the winters are pretty cold. Monday it was 7 degrees!
Please help me in my decision
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