Vinyl siding is the most commonly used type of exterior cladding for homes and even commercial properties. Boasting a unique balance of aesthetics and functionality, it’s also the most cost-effective material in terms of protection and energy efficiency.
What most homeowners don’t know is that vinyl siding comes in a wide range of styles to choose from, and some are more ideal for a certain house style. UHQ Construction discusses more.
Dutch Lap and Clapboard
These two siding styles are the most popular as their subtle appearance is ideal for houses with a traditional aesthetic. Dutch Lap, in particular, is widely used by homeowners who want their home to have a distinct American Colonial look. This siding has a beveled edge that gives it a hand-carved look similar to traditional wooden siding.
Clapboard is another style that’s great for more classic homes. As its name suggests, the siding is arranged in a ‘clapboard style’ similar to the old siding that was once made with strips of wooden boards. While not as ornate as the Dutch Lap, it’s neat and simple appearance gives an air of classic American suburbia.
Vertical Vinyl Siding
Homeowners of modern houses don’t always look for siding for their exterior services. When they do, vertical vinyl is their preferred choice. Better known as the ‘board and batten’ style, this cladding is installed vertically and allows the siding to blend effortlessly with the doors, windows, and other exterior elements of the house. Since the siding runs vertically, it makes the house look taller than it is.
Apart from its unique appearance, vertical vinyl is also more water-resistant than horizontal siding. Since it lacks ridges that water can pool into, rain simply flows down on its surface.
Vinyl siding’s versatility means that there are plenty of styles to choose from – more than what we have listed here. At UHQ Construction, we’ll help you decide the perfect siding style for your home. We also provide roof repair, window replacement and storm damage services.
Schedule an appointment with us today at (317) 884-3140. Our exterior services are available to homeowners throughout Zionsville, IN.