Along with the fact that it looks like genuine wood, vinyl siding has many different benefits; such as energy efficiency, water resistance and low maintenance. Hence why it is one of the most commonly used types of vinyl siding. There are many different styles of siding. Thankfully, we have outlined the most popular ones in order to provide you with as many options as possible, when remodelling or building your home.
Vinyl Siding Styles
Horizontal siding includes styles such as; Traditional Lap Siding, Dutch Lap, and Beaded styles. It is also possible to choose from a selection of wood grain textures that realistically mimic the look of real wood without the hassles of maintenance that come with real wood siding. What we absolutely love about horizontal siding is the classic look you can create it with it, using different colors, textures and shadow lines.
Design Tip! Given its endless range of textures and colors, vinyl siding can complement a multitude of styles, without having to change the installation processes. All of the trims and accessories will help you add all of the finishing touches to any given design.
So what is so special about vertical siding? It`s all about the pattern of vertical lines! Always an excellent choice for entryways, low porch walls, gables, and dormers. Furthermore, there are different styles to choose from; such as traditional vertical panels or a board & batten style that alternates wide and narrow vertical panels to recreate a classic look often associated with historical homes.
Design Tip! Available in two finishes, smooth and wood grain, you can choose the look that will perfectly offset your home’s individual style.
Shakes & Shingles
Shakes and shinglesare known for their low cost maintenance, as well as their authentic appearance. They work well as both whole-house siding and as decorative accents and borders. By combining shakes and shingles with other materials, such as stone, you will create a naturally beautiful look and add tremendous curb appeal to your home.
Design Tip! Cedar Shingles are mostly used as a decorative element, usually on the gables of a home. In design, we love mixing colors and textures. Perfection Shingles in vinyl offer both elements.
Insulated vinyl siding has been a hit since it was introduced to the market. It is basically vinyl siding that has been laminated with foam-core backing. What are its benefits? You get an air and moisture infiltration barrier plus a thermal break that stops heat transmission — an excellent choice to improve the energy efficiency of your home. Insulated siding also reduces noise pollution and provides a cleaner and more attractive look, given the fact that it is easier to install.
Protection From the Elements! Insulated siding is designed to shed water and increases your walls drying capacity, preventing the growth of mold. It will keep you warm on those cold winter nights when the northerly winds gust.
How to Make a Choice
See how these different types of vinyl siding will look on your home by using our online home exterior design tool: HOME DESIGNER 2.0. You can choose from a variety of traditional horizontal, vertical, insulated siding, as well as shakes and shingles to mesh with your home’s style and design. Print or download your unique design and use it as a blueprint for your project!