Types of Siding

There are many variations available when choosing types of siding. Explore the many options of vinyl siding styles, along with links to great articles.

Types of Siding

Aluminum Siding – Aluminum is tough, long lasting, and requires almost no maintenance. In fact, one of the primary attractions of aluminum is that it is simple to maintain and requires very little attention. It falls in the middle of the cost spectrum for exterior cladding.

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Barn Siding – This is a simple way to give your home an authentic farmhouse look. It’s a great look for homes in places with moderate climates, as extensive harsh weather can lead to expensive maintenance. While you can get new barn siding that have an aged look, most people prefer authentic barn boards.

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Beveled Wood Siding – It is made by sawing wood from an angle to split it into two pieces of wood that are each thicker on one side. This creates saw textured pieces of wood, at least on one side.

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Board Siding – An attractive alternative to traditional solid wood. Unlike other hardwood, it is not formed from one piece of wood. Board cladding is made from many small pieces of wood combined together.

Board And Batten Siding – Board and batten is also becoming more common for use on homes and other buildings, as well as garages and sheds. One reason for its increased popularity is that it is a relatively low cost option for creating a rustic and natural look on your home or building.

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Board And Batten Vinyl Siding – This creates a traditional and rustic look for a home using vertical vinyl panels. The advantages of this material over traditional wood include less maintenance, a lower price point for the homeowner and a more consistent appearance.

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Brick Siding – Our brick page provides great images of both replacement and new construction projects. For those interested in a distinctive look on their homes, brick is a great but costly option.

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Brick Veneer Siding – For those interested in a distinctive look on their homes, brick veneer is a great option. Although brick veneer is more expensive than other types such as aluminum or vinyl, it is a less expensive choice compared to solid brick or stone while offering the same looks and much of the same benefits.

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Cedar Shake Siding – This cladding has fantastic qualities that make it an ideal selection for exterior cladding. Perhapd one of the biggest advantages for many homeowners is its distinctive and attractive appearance. This rustic and natural looking cladding differs from shingles in several important ways, while costs are nearly identical at $3.50 and $6.50 per square foot which includes both product and installation.

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Cedar Shingle Siding – This option has lots of great qualities as an exterior cladding, undoubtedly the biggest attraction for most homeowners is the beautiful and natural look of cedar shingles. Cedar shingle prices are right in the middle, ranging between $3.50 to $6.50 pdf installed – this is considerably less than standard vinyl.

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Additional Types of Siding

Certified Vinyl Siding- Has been deemed to meet or exceed standards for quality and performance set by the VSI. The institute also has a certification program for installers, ensuring that installation professionals meet or exceed specified building standards as well.

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Clapboard – What is the difference between board and clapboard? Nothing really, although clapboard is often considered a bit of an old school name. Some people think of clapboard as a term for low budget board cladding option. Clapboard is also called lap or weatherboard. Read more about this exterior cladding choice.

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Cobblestone Siding – An interesting approach cladding your home. Some homeowners opt to place the cobblestone on a portion of the house, while others prefer to place it across the entire front of the home. While it can be heavy and may need some reinforcements to make sure it can bear the weight, cobblestone can add real beauty and interest to your home.

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Composite Wood Siding – typically a combination of asphalt, wood chips and fiber cement, which is compressed and treated in a factory. Sometimes it is simply a fiber cement siding product or one that is similar in composition to one of these products. Pricewise, it is going to be nearly identical to fiber cement and will typically be less expensive than wood options.

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Concrete Siding – This is often thought to be synonymous with fiber cement, it can actually refer to a variety of cladding materials such as stucco, concrete boards, mortarless masonry or brick veneer.

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Concrete Log Siding – While some purists prefer authentic log cladding, the benefits in durability and strength have won many over. Concrete is, of course, one of the most versatile and durable materials in the housing construction arena. Because it is extremely weather resistant, concrete is used for roadways and surfaces, structures and decor, and nearly anything else you can imagine.

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Dutch Lap Vinyl – Many homeowners prefer the aesthetic look of Dutch lap vinyl as compared with other vinyl options, making it a very popular exterior siding option in residential homes. Not exactly sure what this looks like or what its characteristics are?

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Dutch Lap Siding – Many homeowners prefer the aesthetic look of Dutch lap vinyl as compared with other vinyl options, making it a very popular exterior options in residential homes. Not exactly sure what this looks like or what its characteristics are?

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Engineered Wood Siding – Many homeowners prefer the aesthetic look of Dutch lap vinyl as compared with other vinyl options, making it a very popular exterior siding option in residential homes. Not exactly sure what this looks like or what its characteristics are?

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Fiber Cement Siding – For homeowners that want the beauty of wood on the exterior of their homes, without the high costs and extensive maintenance requirements, fiber cement siding is an excellent choice. It offers the look of traditional wood cladding, but is virtually maintenance free and long lasting.

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“Green” Vinyl Siding – This is not only environmentally friendly but is also a cost effective way to protect your home. Moreover, in some areas, installing “green” vinyl options can make you eligible for hundreds of dollars in tax rebates and credits.

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Insulated Vinyl Siding – This option is relatively new on the scene when it comes to vinyl products. It differs from traditional vinyl because it has a rigid foam that is laminated at the back of the panels. According to manufacturers (and confirmed by Consumer Reports testing) ratings are nearly 5 times higher than standard uPVC.

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Lap Siding is one of the most popular cladding options that is a somewhat generic term and is often used interchangeably with clapboard and dutch lap. It is a horizontal cladding that uses broad planks or boards with a slight wedge shape when viewed from the side. Many homeowners like the look and dimension or depth that the lap provides and the versatility of style homes that it can be applied to.

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Liquid Vinyl – For almost a quarter of a century, liquid vinyl has been a choice for both commercial and residential buildings. One of the main attractions is that it requires very little care. Learn more about this debated but cost effective cladding option.

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Log Siding – If you want to do something different when you are designing the exterior of your home, consider traditional log siding. Log cladding offers a truly authentic look that no other material can. Log homes are a beautiful fit for any secluded home.
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Seamless Vinyl – Everyone wants to find the best contractors to installation – but how do you know which contractor is really best for the job? Our 10-step guide takes you from the initial phone call through to signing a binding contract.

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Shake Siding – This is a type of shingle made from split wood. Traditional shakes have a more rustic or natural look to them than a standard shingles because they are more grooved and have less uniformity in shape and size. Traditionally, they cost a bit less than shingles and will last longer because they are often split to be thicker in width.

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Shingle Siding – This can create a very distinctive look for a home that is has a slightly more refined appearance than shake. Traditional shingles are sawn from wood, while shakes are split from wood using a mallet. Most shingles are roughly 1/2″ thick and can be made from cedar, pine, vinyl, engineered wood or fiber cement.

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Shingles Vs. Shakes – Many people find it confusing when shopping because they don’t know the difference between shingles vs. shakes. While it may appear that the terms are interchangeable, the truth is that there is a distinction between shingles vs. shakes that makes it worthwhile to know how to distinguish between the two.

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Stucco – Many people find it confusing when shopping for cedar or wood cladding because they don’t know the difference between shingles vs. shakes. While it may appear that the terms are interchangeable, the truth is that there is a distinction between shingles vs. shakes that makes it worthwhile to know how to distinguish between the two.

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Vertical Wood Siding – This is natural looking, beautiful and can protect your home from the elements for many years when properly installed and maintained. Learn more about this distinctive cladding option for your home.

Vinyl Cedar Shake Siding – There are two main features that make this option such a good choice for your home. First of all, cedar shake vinyl is made to look like real wood – it has real wood grain looks, can be cut to resemble natural cedar shakes and even feels like real cedar.

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Vinyl Shingle Siding – This combines the distinctive look of shingles with the durability and ease of maintenance of vinyl. In general, shingles look more refined and less rough than vinyl shake.

Vinyl Siding – Vinyl is one of the most popular exterior cladding options for residential buildings, and with good reason – everything from durability and maintenance requirements to prices and aesthetic features. Find out how vinyl has become the most popular choice in replacement cladding.

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Vinyl Log Siding – If you want to do something different when you are designing the exterior of your home, consider vinyl log cladding. This offers a truly authentic look that no other material can. Log homes are a beautiful fit for any secluded home and have the authentic look you just can’t get from vinyl log cladding.

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Vinyl Shake – The products that are created today are a much higher quality and more visually appealing, making it a great choice of cladding for your home. This cladding combines the beauty of cedar with the durability of vinyl.

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Wood Siding – Many people consider vinyl shake to be an outdated option for your home, but this is far from true. Vinyl shake is modeled to look like actual pieces of cedar siding. This product combines the beauty of cedar with the durability of vinyl.

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