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 sidings. There are many different types of sidings. Thankfully, we have outlined the most popular ones in order to provide you with as many options as possible, when remodeling or building your home.
Horizontal siding includes styles such as; Traditional Lap, 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.
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.
Shakes & Shingles
Shakes and shingles are 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.
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.
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!