Can siding be removed to expose original red brick?
Our home was built circa 1890. It was covered (my guess) in the 1940's in what is now really ugly white aluminum siding which has become dirty and dingy and is falling off in places and I hate it. Parts of the soffits are missing as well as the corner pieces. The obvious thing to do of course would be to replace the siding with new but I was just wondering, couldn't it be totally removed and taken down to the original brick? I've never heard or seen of that done before, and I was just curious if that was an option. It is an old two-story so it may be not very cost effective -- as a matter of fact, it may be very out of my cost range (retired, on a fixed income) but, just wondered if anyone has ever heard of or seen this done. Thanks in advance for anyone's input!