Does your old house have vinyl siding? You don't have to live with vinyl that's faded, cracked, or just plain blah. Peel off a corner in a hidden spot. With luck you'll find intact clapboards underneath. Strip off the ratty vinyl, scrape, and paint. Yes, it's a messy job, but restoring your home will cost less than installing all new siding. Then, watch your property values go up.