Help with Siding Decision
I am getting to the end of our budgeting process with and I have to make a decision on adding one of two options. The two options are to finish out the basement or upgrade the vinyl siding to Fiber Cement (Hardie). We already have an upgraded vinyl (Monogram 46) with cedar impressions in the gable ends and lineals around most windows.
1. Will an appraiser give additional value to Hardie siding over vinyl? We are getting a little worried about the house appraising high enough to cover the construction costs.
2. I do like the look of Fiber Cement siding, but is it really worth the extra cost from a durability perspective? Will I have to re-caulk it every few years?