Dutch Lap Siding is made to look like wood siding that was hand carved by old world craftsmen. It adds charm and elegance to any home.
Anywhere that you need to create that classic old world look, it will add a distinctive look that makes any home stand out.
Note the curve that runs along the top edge of the siding panel. This is what makes the heavy shadow line characteristic of this style of siding.
Early colonist actually hand carved the grove onto each wooden board. This took extra time to hand carve and was more expensive than regular sooth lap.
Today vinyl siding is made to capture that same hand carved wooden board look, at about half the price of real wood. And it never needs painting!
In early Colonial days carpenters actually hand carved the curved notch in each wooden board. This took more time and labor to make and therefore cost much more than traditional lap siding with smooth sides.
It became the 'premium' siding used by people who could afford the more expensive style of siding on their homes.
CertainTeed Vinyl Dutch Lap Siding in Oxford Blue.
Gives any home that extra charm. Note homeowner has used vinyl Cedar Shake siding on the top gables for accent.
Using different types, colors and styles of vinyl siding to create that special look is what makes today's vinyl siding the number one selling siding in the U.S.
CertainTeed's Monogram Dutch Lap Siding in Buckskin Color.
Clapboard vs Dutch Lap Style of siding has been the competition for centuries. Early Colonist used clapboard siding because it was easier to make and the early colonist wanted to have a ready supply of the regular lap siding or clapboard to build their homes with. As time went on some people wanted to branch out and use other variations of the siding.
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