Siding

Siding 101

By November 17, 2021 No Comments

Your home’s siding serves two main purposes – protection and style. We’ve talked about how siding protects your home in previous blog posts. So today, we’re going to talk about style!

The siding you choose greatly influences your home’s overall architectural style. Getting it right is a must if you want your home to stand out, look cohesive, and wow your neighbors! Below, we’ve outlined some of the most popular siding styles, why we love them, and which types of homes they look best on.

Lap Siding

Lap siding is one of the most popular types of siding we install. Its name comes from the horizontal overlapping of siding planks.

Why We Love It

Lap siding provides a very classic look to a home’s exterior. It is extremely versatile and looks great on almost every style of home. If you’re looking to create visual interest, lap siding is a great option to start with, as it pairs well with other accent styles of siding like the other styles on our list.

Lap siding comes in a variety of finishes and materials, which makes it a great option for almost any budget, need, or style. Material options include vinyl, wood, engineered wood, and fiber cement. Many brands also offer textured or smooth variations as well.

Looks Best on These Types of Homes – 

– Colonial
– Traditional
– Contemporary
– Craftsman


Shingle/Shake Siding

Similar to those on your roof, shake siding, also known as shingle siding, is made up of shingle tiles. These tiles come in a wide range of styles, materials, and finishes. Shake is defined as wood that is split on one or both sides, although many modern versions create the look of wood with vinyl or even stone. Shingles come in scalloped, straight, or staggered edge options.

Why We Love It

Shake or shingle siding is an easy way to add character to your home’s exterior. The texture and material provide interest and detail. If you’re looking to incorporate variation into the look of your home, this is a great option.

Looks Best on These Types of Homes – 

– Tudor
– Traditional
– Craftsman
– Costal

Vertical Siding

Vertical siding is composed of wide or narrow vertical planks installed side by side, vertically. They may be plain or beaded. Occasionally, these planks are joined together by thin vertical strips. This is commonly referred to as “board and batten.”

Why We Love It

Vertical siding is trending in home design, specifically on modern farmhouses. At the same time, this style is incredibly timeless – it’s been used for over 200 years. Vertical siding also has the ability to elevate a simple, basic home, and give it great style. Like most other styles of siding, vertical siding is available in vinyl, wood, or fiber cement finishes.

Looks Best on These Types of Homes – 

– Modern farmhouse
– Craftsman
– Costal
– Mid-century modern
– Modern

Whether you’re building or renovating, we hope this mini-guide has helped. Are you more of a visual person? We’d love for you to stop by our showroom to check out some of these beautiful styles in person. Our team can help you choose the right styles, colors, and materials for your renovation. That way, you can visualize the finished product before your project even begins. Send us a message and let’s get to planning!

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