Investing in a new exterior siding is good for your home in many ways. It will save you money in the long run, may help raise the value of your home and contribute to lowering your household’s energy consumption. Before choosing the best siding option, however, you have to consider the type of profile that will match the aesthetics of your home.
There are three types of siding profiles: horizontal, vertical and shake. Which one fits your house the best?
1. Horizontal Profiles
This siding profile is popular for its simple appearance and ability to match Victorian-era home styles. The horizontal design is also helpful for protecting your house from rain. Three of the most popular horizontal patterns are traditional, Dutch lap and beaded siding. All are good choices if you want modern siding to go with your new replacement windows and entry doors.
2. Vertical Profiles
Vertical siding profiles are becoming increasingly popular since they drain moisture better than horizontal ones. This is because most horizontal siding has alcoves or cracks where water can gather. Also, vertical siding profiles have a unique look that lends to the overall appeal of a home. The most prevalent siding profiles are panel and board and batten, with the latter preferred for its shadowing texture.
Shake-patterned siding has a classic feel and is frequently used as an accent. Though traditionally only composed of wood, technological advances have made low-maintenance alternatives like vinyl and fiber cement shake siding available. The most variations are found in shake-patterned shingles, which range from square and circular shakes to octagonal and fish-scale shakes that create a coastal or nautical vibe.
S.I.S. Exterior Renovations offers a wide selection of exterior cladding products for homeowners in Calgary and the surrounding communities. From vinyl, aluminum and cedar to wood composite and cement-based materials, including the popular James Hardie® siding, to handsome stone and stucco, there are numerous products and profiles to suit any need. Call us at (403) 640-1334, or complete our online form to schedule a free estimate.