Exterior Cladding: Vinyl Siding Styles
Vinyl siding is an excellent option for many homeowners because it can be a low-cost way of updating your exterior. Vinyl is a versatile material installed for various architectural styles and designs, from traditional Victorian to contemporary ranch. Aesthetically pleasing vinyl siding can add curb appeal and increase the value of your home. It also improves energy efficiency and moisture resistance. Here are some ways to select the right style of vinyl siding for your home based on your budget and design preference. Some features of vinyl siding to consider are the following:
2. Thickness & Profile Depth
3. Profile Design and Texture
Siding usually is to be available in the range of 4 "-7" widths. There are also a variety of texture and profile styles." The texture of the siding is different for each type of wood. For example, the texture may resemble wood grain or be smooth. The profile refers to the different ways we install the vinyl siding panels and the overall look of the finished product. Here are some
Clapboard Profile Siding
Clapboard siding was the original method of siding a house, and we installed this siding style on many historic homes. Clapboard siding is a unique and beautiful option to cover your house. Narrow boards that overlap interestingly define clapboard siding, and the overlapping planks create a shadow line that makes it look like wood in texture and profile. Clapboard siding is less noticeable than other siding options because of the long, narrow boards that are nailed lengthwise to the wall of the house. It's perfect for homeowners who want to create a more subtle home exterior.
Traditional Lap Profile Siding
The traditional lap siding is similar to clapboard as it's made by overlapping broad boards. These boards are narrower on the top than at the bottom, and they overlap. This pattern for clapboard siding creates stronger shadows than regular clapboard. To install, start at the bottom of the wall and work your way up. The thicker bottom edge will overlap the bottom plank, causing it to shed water, protecting the structure beneath efficiently.
Dutch Lap Siding
Dutch lap siding takes a classic lap siding and turns it up a notch. The bevelled angles are sharper for a more noticeable contrast, and the troughs create an even stronger shadow line. Dutch lap is a hand-carved look that is created by creating deeper shadows and smoother lines. Dutch lap usually comes in 4" or 5" wide planks, and vinyl siding can mimic this look. Vinyl siding is installed one section at a time rather than one plank-like traditional dutch lap and lap siding.
The durability of Dutch lap and Clapboard sidings is very similar, and both will last for years to come. There's no need to worry about which one you choose!
Smooth Siding Texture Siding
When you're looking for vinyl siding, consider the smooth surface that doesn't have any texture. Siding with a smooth texture is an excellent choice for modern architecture because of its clean lines! Smooth siding is a texture that can complement both dutch lap siding and clapboard siding profiles.
Wood Grain Texture Siding
Woodgrain vinyl siding panels are horizontally- or vertically installed. We manufacture wood-grained vinyl to resemble the grain of the wood; it looks great and is more durable than its natural counterpart.
Beaded Seam Profile Siding
Beaded seam siding is a great way to dress up your home without breaking the bank. Each plank of beaded siding has a rounded notch cut into the bottom edge. The rounded notch creates a unique shadow line that you won't find anywhere else, making it look even more enjoyable.
Board & Batten Profile (Barn) Siding
Board & Batten, aka barn siding, is the broadest siding profile type of exterior panelling. The boards can be up to 12 inches wide, and they are installed vertically or horizontally with narrow strips of wood nailed over the gap between them.
Vinyl Cedar Shake Siding
Cedar shakes are the traditional siding option you're looking for in the versatile vinyl material you need. Want vinyl siding that looks just like cedar shingles? We couldn't agree more! You can have the look of this classic, rich colour without all the time and upkeep. Vinyl is also available in various colours to match your home's style, without the discolouration of conventional cedar shingle siding.
Traditional Vinyl Shakes Siding
Straight edge siding is the perfect match for any home. The straight, seamless lines offer a modern vinyl siding look. Straight edge siding is terrific because it makes the exterior of your home look sleek and contemporary! No more crooked lines on your old, outdated siding. This vinyl siding imitates the texture of traditional wood siding.
Hand-split Vinyl Shakes Siding
If you're looking for a wood-like look, then staggered-edge siding is a perfect choice—this type of siding benefits from being durable, low maintenance like all our vinyl siding options. The best part is hand-split siding adds depth and charm, perfect for victorian or character homes.
Half-round (Scalloped) Vinyl Siding
Half-round vinyl siding, aka scalloped siding or fish scale siding, are half-round shingles that create a dramatic look. They are charming on the roofs. The scallops are historic-looking and look great with a low gloss finish for a more traditional look with timeless charm.
Log Vinyl Siding
Log cabins are a lot of work and can be expensive. But vinyl log siding gives you a rustic look without all the hassles. It's available with your choice of wood grain styles, won't splinter, and colours won't fade.
With vinyl log siding, you can have the look of a log cabin without the high cost! Vinyl log siding also does not mould, and it does not yield to insects or moisture. It will hold its colour and withstand bad weather.
Choosing the right siding for your home is a big decision! Vinyl is one of the best siding materials because we manufacture it to look like any of the most popular wood siding styles. There are many factors, including texture, the width of planks, colour, and type of insulation. That's why it's essential to make sure you know what you want before making your final decision. As you talk to our exterior and siding contractors, we will direct you to examples of different types of siding available in your area. You'll learn more about what each vinyl siding looks like, see samples, and even get a chance to see it installed on another house!