Unique Style for Traditional, Old World Charm
Beaded vinyl siding is style of the Clapboard or horizontal siding family. Clapboard comes in several different styles. The most popular styles are:
The deep "V" groove design creates a distinct shadow line between the face of the panel and rounded bead. The low gloss brushed finish looks like freshly painted wood.
Beaded Siding is reproduced from authentic hand-crafted wooden boards, Carolina Beaded provides an original impression for home of distinction.
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To see some more pictures of homes using Beaded siding click here. Beaded Pictures.
The different styles of clapboard are called 'Profiles'. Profiles are how much of the panel is showing. Double 4", triple 3", etc.
To see more information on vinyl siding profiles click here.
As early colonist transitioned from building log cabins to using long thin wooded boards (clapboard) to cover their homes people wanted variety. Since a lot of the colonist were from Europe where dutch lap and clapboard styles had been used for home building for centuries it was adapted quickly.
At first people sawed trees into long narrow boards and nailed then to the house. This became very popular because it sealed out the harsh winter weather much better than log houses.
As more and more people came and began to build they wanted more variety that the very common traditional lap or clapboard. So they added Dutch Lap with the groove running across the top of the boards. After awhile they wanted even more variety, and started hand carving a groove along the bottom of the boards. They called this Beaded.
Because the grooves had to be cut by hand, dutch lap and beaded siding took longer to make and was more expensive that traditional lap siding.
It became the siding used on more expensive homes and became known as a high end siding used by people who could afford a more expensive siding.
If you think your home would look great with Beaded Vinyl Siding tell your contractor that you are interested in this style of siding. He can help you find the right siding for your budget.
Beaded is a very popular siding style and most manufacturers make it. It comes in several different thicknesses, textures and colors. Each manufacturer will have it's own colors, thickness, textures and it even comes in insulated or non-insulated.
If you like Beaded style siding your contractor can always get it at local and regional distributors.
Vinyl Siding Styles