3. Fiber-Cement Siding: Top Home Improvement Projects
Return on Investment: 80 percent. Adding new siding is like buying a new
coat for your house, and fiber-cement siding is the chic choice,
especially if you live in an upscale neighborhood. When choosing
siding, do as the neighbors do. If they're using vinyl siding, go with
vinyl. Foam-backed and non-foam-back vinyl have the same return -- 72.4
percent -- but the foam-backed costs average $14,000, compared to
$11,000 for plain vinyl.