If you have decided to upgrade your home exterior with vinyl siding, the next step is to choose a vinyl siding style that will enhance your curb appeal. Each style has unique design features, including colour, texture, thickness, height and board width, to create the look you want to achieve.
Here are three popular vinyl siding styles to help you choose the right profile or combination for your home:
1. Board and Batten Vinyl Siding
Board and Batten siding runs vertically along the house, lengthening your home exterior. Board and batten is a combination of wider boards with smaller ‘batten’ boards in between. Vinyl board and batten can heighten your curb appeal and add character with modern practicality. Consider combining board and batten with clapboard for a modern look that accentuates the gable.
2. Clapboard Vinyl Siding
Also known as traditional lap siding, clapboard siding runs horizontally across the exterior for a classic and timeless look. Common clapboard panel designs include dutch lap, beaded and flat, available in different textures, lengths, and thicknesses. Modern-day vinyl clapboard siding can effectively mimic a freshly painted wood finish, which is ideal for homeowners looking for a low-maintenance siding option.
3. Vinyl Cedar Shake Siding
Add a warm and rustic look to your home with vinyl cedar shake siding, which combines the beauty of wood with the strength of vinyl siding. If you want to wrap your home with an authentic cedar finish without the upkeep of natural wood, vinyl cedar shake siding is a great choice.