Several years ago kcmoHomeBuyer.com’s very own Donald Tucker tackled one of the largest home renovation projects in a rehab house. This Prairie Village Home basically needed to be rebuilt from the basement up to the tune of 2010 dollars of about $92,000.
Today’s video takes a look at the many siding issues in this home to share with home sellers as well as home renovators just what really bad siding issues look like:
- Mold and mildew everywhere.
- Cracked vinyl siding in places
- Entire strips falling off or missing.
- Wood under the siding rotted
- One entire wall filled with termite damage
While siding can sometimes be power washed, or if it is metal, powerwashed and painted, this vinyl siding in our rehab house was a lost cause. It just had too many problems that required us to completely remove the siding, fix the rotted wood, rebuild one wall, and even replace all the windows. Then we were able to put on brand new siding.
This exterior siding repair & windows in 2010 dollars were around $17,000. We found this handy calculator to estimate siding costs at Modernize.com. This calculator takes a look at all costs and the process so you can determine not only costs but also other needs like permits and time. Note the original siding was not that old, so it was on the cheaper end of vinyl siding. We went back with what would probably be a mid-range vinyl siding. Modernize also has a great calculator to determine the cost of windows replacement as well.
If you are a home owner faced with exterior siding that looks like this, one option is what we did, remove & replace. Another option is to just sell the home. We specialize in buying less than perfect homes, “as-is”, and we would love to talk to you about your home. Take a minute to tell us about your home to find out what we might offer.
Make No Repairs, Sell Your House As-Is TodayContact the Tuckers at kcmoHomeBuyer.com to sell your Home Today! There is no obligation or cost. Why fix it when you can sell it?
I highly recommend.
We got a letter from Kim about Dad’s house a few months ago after one of our garage sales. Her son Scott called us back, asked a few questions, looked our house and made an offer. My brothers had been trying to fix it up to sell for almost a year . . . that was not going well. We took Scotts offer, he made the process very easy and convenient, we could even sign things via email. We didn’t have to finish cleaning out the house, we didn’t have to make any repairs and no more going to mow the yard.
I highly recommend giving Kim or Scott a call, you will be glad you did.