When it comes to siding replacement, you can get overwhelmed with all the shapes, sizes and colors available. Even if you already have a certain design in mind, you need to work with a trusted siding professional to ensure it gets installed properly. Here’s a list of what you need to consider:
It’s important to consider the width of the siding profile when you’re planning a replacement. This will depend on the architecture your home has, so make sure to choose the right width that goes with the visual aesthetics of its exterior. For instance, narrower siding profiles tend to make single-story homes look taller because of the shadow it casts under each lap or course.
Horizontal or Vertical?
The overall architecture of your home will also influence whether you should go for horizontal or vertical siding. Traditional styles like Craftsman and Cape Cod usually use horizontal siding while vertical siding tends to be more eye-catching and can make a home look seemingly taller. Besides this, you need to consider the different siding profiles.
Popular Siding Profiles
- Dutch lap – This profile originated in northern Europe. This was made popular in the U.S. when settlers first arrived on the continent. It features strong shadow lines that are created by the curve at the top of each course.
- Shake – This originated from traditionally hand-split cedar shakes that were used to protect early homes from the harsh environment of the seaboard. Consider this if you want to add accents on the gables or other sections of your home!
- Beaded – This type of siding profile was originally popular on buildings constructed in the southern parts of the U.S. before 1800. It’s still a popular siding profile in the region today, and it features straight faces and crisp edges with an additional rounded bead at the bottom of each course. This bead enhances the shadow line created by each course.
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