Who: Mike M.
Where: Williamsville, NY
I love the feeling I have when I pull in the driveway at the end of the day. It's as if we replaced our little '40s-era tract home with a quaint Cape Cod cottage. The glowing compliments from the neighbors don't hurt, either. I mounted all the accessories and did all the external electrical work. We also found a contractor who was willing to install upgraded trim for the same price as standard aluminum. The detail honors the original shake siding.
Who did the work: I did some of the work myself, but a contractor did most of it.
Cost: $10,000 to $25,000