removing vinyl and making repairs to wood siding
Nope, im not ready today to start tearing off all the vinyl siding that covers my house, but it will be soon - mark my words. Since were not filthy rich - heck no vacations in 7 years to afford house restoring - we want to remove the vinyl in sections and repair/repaint as we go. Do things like the front porch, the back of the house, a side section around the bay window, sections that are defined well, not just a randomn half-a-wall.
Anyway, here's my question: can I even do that ? Have any of you restored a wood house this way ? will I just be opening up the house to water infiltration and pests and such by not having it entirely wrapped, not to mention all the trouble of lead paint abatement (ok, save that for another thread.) can I do the first floor, then the second (again, in sections over time) till I get to the third (ugh) and call in a pro cause im just not good up that high.
What are your thoughts ?