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Old 06-12-2013, 01:54 PM
 
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Default Upgrading Vinyl Siding to Brick

Hi all,

My husband and I have been looking for houses for almost a year. We are so ready to just settle with one. Recently, we saw a really nice house and would like to pursue it. Since it's a fixer upper, we have some work to do. One of the things we want to do is to upgrade the vinyl siding to fully brick. It is partially brick in the front. My questions are:

1) How much does it typically cost?
2) Will it have an impact on the property tax? Since this house has a pretty high property tax already.

Thanks!

Jyang427
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:37 PM
 
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I had no idea you could even do that... you just blew my mind!
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:51 PM
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Siding is just that - siding. Its not structural. So whats underneath it in this particular case?

Brick?
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:11 PM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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That is going to cost you a ton of money. Just finding a quality mason will be a job.
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:03 PM
 
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These are very rough numbers so you have an idea so you need to get your own estimate but for a typical split-level house or high ranch just replace siding with brick in the front of the house only will cost around $15,000-20,000.
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Kings Park & Jamesport
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Well are you think real full sized brick or fake stone/brick such as Culture Stone? $15-$20 will not be enough....
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:19 AM
 
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Bricks sit on a brick ledge that is built into a foundation typically as it's poured. If the mason does the right job this is an issue with your home as the existing foundation won't have it. As stated the job will be very costly.
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:10 AM
 
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Brick veneer would probably be the end solution. I'm rather sure you can't just attach whole brick to the side of a house. I have a mix of cultured stone and faux vinyl shake on my home, it looks really good. Modest house really grabs that McMansion vibe that everyone loves.
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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would remind me of Queens. Just never liked the look either.
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Tri-State Area
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It will have a HUGE impact on your property tax!
You think you're paying alot now, just wait until you are done refurbishing your "fixer-upper".
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