Siding Profiles: Which Type Is the Best One for My Home?

Choosing the right kind of siding for your home is tricky, but there’s a way of making it easier. Certain types of siding are more suited to certain architectural styles. Here’s an overview of the most popular types of vinyl siding below.

Clapboard Vinyl Siding 

For those who prefer a traditional look for their new home but don’t want the maintenance wood siding requires, clapboard vinyl siding would be a good choice. Clapboard siding, which is said to have originated from Native American dwellings, is very similar in appearance to wood siding, with its straight faces and distinct edges.

This type of siding is suited to architectural styles commonly found in rural or forest side settings like Cape Cod, Georgian, Queen Anne and Victorian-style homes.

Log Siding

For a more rustic look, choose log siding. This type of siding mimics the feel and texture of cabin logs. It’s a popular choice among homeowners who want a cabin but live in a neighborhood where a log cabin isn’t practical.

Dutchlap Siding 

Shadow lines can help draw attention to certain features of your home depending on the time of the day. The curves on dutchlap siding, a popular style in the Mid-Atlantic region during the early days of the country, help create strong shadow lines that allow your siding to mimic natural wood.

Dutchlap siding is well suited to Craftsman and French Colonial homes.

Shake Vinyl Siding  

For a more rugged look for your home, install shake vinyl siding. This type of siding originated from settlers on the country’s Northwest and East coasts that needed to protect their homes from the seaboard’s unforgiving climate.

Shake vinyl siding is commonly used on homes in New England.

You need to make sure it complements your residential roofing system. These two, after all, are the largest and most visible parts of your exterior.

If, however, you’re still unsure about which type of siding is the best one for your home, consult an experienced contractor.

Pressure Point Roofing, Inc., a contractor with nearly three decades’ worth of experience, offers siding installation and roof repair services. To schedule a consultation, call us at (541) 423-3146, or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Central Point OR.

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