View vertical siding pictures and see an array of different styles of vertical styles, colors and options. View great photos and images of this striking type of exterior cladding.
Vertical Siding Pictures
Vertical siding differs from traditional siding that runs horizontally. There are many names for horizontal cladding – traditional, lap, dutch lap, clapboard, board or just wood. While it is true that these names could just as well refer to vertical siding, most industry experts mean horizontal panels when they use these terms.
The most common type of vertical cladding is board and batten siding (see above). This style is comprised of vertical boards placed side by side with raised battens in between the boards to increase the strength of the walls.
Many homeowners prefer vertical panels to traditional or horizontal panels for the effect it has on a home. Vertical panels make a home look taller, which is a great feature to make a normal home look more stately and a shorter home appear average in height.
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Vertical Siding Costs
Material Cost: $2.25 to $5.50 psf
Installation Price: $1.00 – $3.00 psf
Total: $3.25 to $8.00 psf installed
Vertical panels add architectural value and external beauty to any home. Many homeowners love the look of up and down panels as opposed to traditional horizontal panels. You can see in the photo above how the panels really adds to the sense of height.
One of the big downsides to vertical panels is keeping out moisture. In areas that get lots of rain, it is easier for water to get behind the siding. Professional installers do great job eliminating this risk, but shoddy installation or improper moisture barriers underneath the cladding can expose the home to damage from rain or snow. This is one reason why lap siding is so popular, the board on top sits a bit over the board below and makes it very difficult for moisture to enter.