We need to update our siding on our home, are there many options available for vinyl siding?
Vinyl siding comes in several grades and thicknesses. Although it can vary by manufacturer, a higher-grade vinyl will typically cost more. There are several different types of vinyl siding out there, but five styles are the most popular. Here are the five different styles to consider:
- Dutch lap siding is the most popular of vinyl sidings. It has a decorative groove atop the board and creates beautiful shadow lines. This type of siding most likely will have the look of real wood.
- Vertical siding is great if you want to highlight an area of your home or break up the façade. Typically, it will be used as an accent element, primarily used in entryways, porch walls, gables and sometimes dormers.
- Board and batten siding come in a vertical pattern with pieces of siding in various widths. This style can work on all types of homes and is used to accent certain parts of the home.
- Shake siding looks like individual pieces of wood that overlaps. Most folks can’t tell the difference between the vinyl and wood shake.
- Scalloped siding typically is used to accent the upper floor of the home especially around the eaves, gables and dormers. Many Victorian homes feature scalloped siding which are used for accent.
Vinyl siding is a great way to transform the look of your home and enhance its curb appeal. All vinyl siding types come in a variety of colors. Any of the siding choices will make your home beautiful and will be enjoyed for years.