Home is where the heart is.  The outside of a home is just as important as the inside when it comes to maintenance and style.  Making sure things like the siding, fencing, and other areas are properly care for will go a long way towards the home value and comfort.

Finding local pros that can work on the exterior of a home is important. Quality house painters, siding experts, local pressure washers, and solar panel pros can all help make the exterior of the home even better.  Angie's List does recommend getting at least 3 estimates before starting any exterior work on the home. 

The new cedar siding had to meet the criteria for historic homes in Indianapolis, including color and material. (Photo by Frank Espich)
Vinyl and Aluminum Siding
The average homeowner pays $12,500 for new cedar siding. The price to cover a whole house may be as low as $7,000 or as high as $18,000 depending on several factors. This is for installation and materials. It doesn’t count long-term maintenance costs.
Board and Batten provides a rustic look. But how much does it cost?
Vinyl and Aluminum Siding
Installing new board and batten siding can cost as little as $4,000 or as much as $21,000, with the average cost around $9,000. That makes this type of siding competitive with others on the market.
Holes in vinyl siding should be taken care of immediately to help keep the elements away from the home's exterior. (Photo courtesy of iStockphoto)
Vinyl and Aluminum SidingHome Ownership
Find out how to quickly patch your damaged vinyl siding, and why you should take care of that gap now.
a house with some siding gone because of a storm
Vinyl and Aluminum Siding
Angie responds to a member question about partial siding replacement due to storm damage.
Vinyl and Aluminum Siding
With so many options for vinyl siding colors, choosing one for your home exterior can prove difficult.