If you no longer have the time or energy to maintain your exterior siding, it's only a matter of time before your shift in priorities takes a toll. Before that happens, consider upgrading to low-maintenance vinyl siding. Eldredge says that vinyl, unlike other common siding choices, "doesn't need to be refinished every few years." Plus, "you can clean it with a hose." An added benefit: With new siding, you can dramatically transform the look of your home, selecting from the large variety of colors and textures available in Weatherbeater brand panels from Sears Home Services.