Remodeling your home’s exterior is quite an undertaking but once you choose your cladding material you’re all good, right?
Well, not quite. For example, the different types of vinyl siding, aside from horizontal or vertical cladding options there are quite a few other profiles to consider. You want to make sure you choose the right one to enhance your home’s curb appeal.
Let’s Take a Look at 5 Siding Styles
Lap siding is the most traditional of profiles and is available is a variety of widths. This siding choice is ideal for historical-looking homes. Since it is available in a larger profile, colonial-style homes are a perfect match.
Dutch Lap Siding
Dutch lap is a different take on the traditional lap siding. The sharper lines of this profile create more contrast between the planks, adding more pronounced shadow lines. This cladding option pairs nicely with smaller homes in order to create more visual interest.
This siding is one of the most distinctive ones showcasing a beaded seam that casts a subdued shadow. Each siding plank features a rounded notch on the bottom edge. This cladding choice is well suited for traditional homes. When siding was handmade, this added feature was only on very upscale estates. In keeping with tradition, beaded siding is still the main choice in the Carolina’s.
Yes indeed, you can get the look of log siding with vinyl. Wood log siding is usually quite expensive and carries a fair share of maintenance. By choosing vinyl log siding, you will obtain that lovely cottage charm with the added benefits of vinyl. Available is variegated shades to further mimic the authentic look of wood.
Polypropylene Shake siding
Borrowing from the look of real wood cedar shake, polypropylene shakes and shingles offer the style without all the maintenance. This vinyl shake is perfect for cottages adding beautiful rustic charm and warmth.
All these siding options are available in a variety of colors from muted neutrals to bold, bright shades. Even if you choose a traditional profile, you can contrast it by selecting a dark, rich hue.
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