Like window replacement, replacing your siding is a big undertaking that will have a massive impact on your home’s curb appeal. When it comes to siding profiles, you have three options: horizontal, vertical and shake. Which would suit your home best?
In this post, V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding, Inc. shares some guidance.
This is the most commonly used siding profile due to its simple and straightforward design, which complements many turn-of-the-century home designs. The horizontal pattern is also effective at protecting your home against’ precipitation. Three of the most common horizontal patterns are traditional, Dutch lap and beading siding. All are great options if you’re looking for a siding profile with sleek aesthetics to match your new replacement windows.
Though less common, vertical siding profiles are rising in popularity as they shed moisture more efficiently than their horizontal counterparts. This is due to their lack of crevices or alcoves where water often pools in horizontal siding. In terms of aesthetics, they are more eye-catching due to their uncommonness. Panel and board and batten profiles are the most common siding profiles, with the latter being popular for its unique shadowed texture.
Shake-patterned siding evokes an Old-World appeal and is often used as an accent. Though these were once strictly made of wood, advancements in technology have made vinyl and fiber cement shake siding available as low-maintenance alternatives. Shake-patterned shingles have the most variants, ranging from square and round shakes to octagonal and fish scale shakes that evoke a seaside or nautical feel.
V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding, Inc. is one of the top siding and window companies in Connecticut. We offer a wide selection of siding profiles to choose from, and we’ll even help you pick the right one for your home. Call us today at (206) 639-1634 to learn more.