Vinyl siding - good or bad?I know there's no consensus when it comes to vinyl siding. People seem to either think it's a great low-maintenance option, or hate it with a passion. I am in the "hate it with a passion" camp, but alas, my current house (which my husband bought before he knew me) has it. The only "good" thing about it is that it's white, so we don't deal with fading and expansion/contraction revealing faded parts, and the risk of having to repair it and not being able to match the faded parts. It all pretty much looks the same. Also, the house is set back from the road and mostly concealed by trees, so anyone walking or driving by couldn't tell it's vinyl. But, vinyl siding would be a dealbreaker for me on any future house, unless we were buying a clear fixer-upper.Although there's no consensus about it, is there information which points to buyers, on average, preferring it or not liking it? This may be very market-specific. I'm wondering if we should re-side before selling the house. The siding is in like-new shape, and I know there wouldn't be a good return on investment, but I'm wondering if it would be a good idea from the standpoint of generating interest. I live in an area where almost all the new houses are traditional but with vinyl siding, and all the old houses has wood clapboard siding. In my mind, we would ideally have real wood clapboard siding. The house is charming - white with black shutters and a red front door, attractive landscaping, 9 acres with old stonewalls, etc.. The vinyl kills it for me, though. I know some people like it - my husband, who is a professional with a decent upper-middle class background, bought it and still thinks it's great. But he also grew up in the suburbs where everyone had cookie-cutter vinyl sided houses built in the 1970s.If we re-sided in wood, would we turn off as many buyers (due to maintenance issues) as we bring in?August 02 2011 - US00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.