For some reason, we just didn't like the white siding on the house. There was nothing wrong with it - it was new and looked OK but we decided to change it to something that looked a little more 'farm like'. In July of 2007 we started re-siding the house. Of course, like any project on an old house, you find things that need to be fixed once you get into a project. In our case, it was some rotten wood, a lack of insulation, and a window that leaked.
The upper section was done later. First, there was an upstairs window to deal with.