Clapboard Siding 

Clapboard siding is one of the oldest home siding products. People have used wooden clapboards to cover their homes for centuries.  First in Europe and then in colonial America.  

In northern climates where harsh winter winds are common, early American setters cut long thin strips of wood or planks out of logs, called 'clapboards' and nailed them to their homes to make the house more weather tight.

It is still popular today, in fact it is the most popular siding in America by a large percentage.  Today we have the advantage of using low cost vinyl instead of real wood.

The new vinyl clapboard is strong than ever, less than half the cost of real wood, does not rot, insects won't eat it, looks just like real wood, comes in tons of colors, textures and styles.

Now you can have the great classic clapboard siding Colonial look in new and modern vinyl.   

You can mix and match different styles to create any look you want.

Note how the home owner used two different styles of vinyl siding to create the look of that rustic but stylish.

Shown here is Certainteed Monograph Double 4" Clapboard used on the the main house. 

Color is Frontier Blend

Cedar Impressions Double 7" Perfection Shingles used on the gables.

Color: Natural Clay

Shown here CertainTeed  Monogram 46 Double 4" Clapboard in Oxford Blue.

A classic look after two hundred years.

Old Southern Charm.  CertainTeed Monogram 46 Clapboard.

CertainTeed Monogram 46 Clapboard.

Comes in 33 low-gloss solid colors

8 low-gloss wood-tone blends

40 coordinating trim colors

Heavy-Duity .046 thickness

Wind tested to 220 mph

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Virtually maintenance free, never needs painting

Comes in both Clapboard and Dutch Lap

Clapboard Siding comes in 4 basic styles or profiles.

The four basic Vinyl Clapboard Siding styles or Profiles:

  • Clapboard
  • Dutch Lap
  • Smooth
  • Beaded   

Clapboard Vinyl Siding is horizontal siding panels that look just like real wooden planks.  

Shown here are CertainTeed Vinyl Clapboard Profile Styles

Triple 3" Clapboard

Double 4" Clapboard

Double 5" Clapboard

Double 4" Dutchlap Siding

Double 5" Dutchlap

Smooth Lap 7" Siding

Single 6 1/2" Beaded Siding

Each of the siding profiles come in wood texture or smooth finish.   

Clapboard 'Profiles'

Basic clapboard styles come in 'profiles' which means the size of the individual panels;

triple 3" would mean three 3" panels showing.

double 4" would mean two 4" panels;

Using Vinyl Clapboard to give your home that Classic Look...

CertainTeed Monogram Double 4" Clapboard

Shown here in Sterling Gray color

Used here to create this classic beautiful look.


CertainTeed Monogram Double 4" horizontal panel

Shown here in 'Sterling Gray' color


Note classic Clapboard Siding profile

"The most popular vinyl siding in America"


CertainTeed Wolverine American Legend Clapboard.

Note how well the clapboard blends with natural stone to create a very distinct look.


The horizontal siding panels look just like real wooden planks.


CertainTeed's Monogram Double 4" Clapboard Siding in Oxford Blue color.

A Classic Look for any region of the country. 

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Beaded Vinyl Siding

CertainTeed 6 1/2" Carolina Beaded Siding in Cream.

Unique Style for Traditional, Old World Charm.

Beaded siding looks like reproduced hand-crafted boards.


CertainTeed 6 1/2" Carolina Beaded Siding

The deep "V" groove design creates a distinct shadow line between the face of the panel and the rounded bead.

"V" Groove creates the shadow line giving the classic old world look.

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Dutch Lap Siding


CertainTeed Monogram Double 5" Dutch Lap Siding

Shown here in Oxford Blue Color

Makes any home stand out!


Dutch Lap Siding is made to look like wood siding that was hand crafted by old world craftsmen.

Adds charm and elegance to any home.

Note the classic Dutch Lap profile.

Dutch Lap comes in smooth finish or wood grain texture.

To see more Dutch Lap profile styles click here


CertainTeed Smooth Vinyl Siding

Designed in the tradition of 17th century American craftsmanship.

Historically accurate finish replicates smooth, sealed, painted wood.


CertainTeed Triple 3" Smooth Vinyl Siding

Perfect for that fine historic home.

Realistic look of 17th century colonial styling.

To see more Smooth Style Clapboard vinyl siding click here.

To review basic vinyl siding styles click here. 

For the rustic look of Cedar, click here to go to Cedar Vinyl Siding.

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Vinyl Cedar Shake Siding.  That rustic look of real Cedar without the high cost and maintenance of real wood.  Less than half the cost!

Want a totally different Vinyl Siding look...Vertical Vinyl Siding or Board and Batten Style can completely change the look of your home.  

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