Types of Vinyl Siding, what are the most popular types? You would think there are hundreds of different types out there but in fact there are only a few. In fact, there are three basic types.
Clapboard Siding is one of the most popular types of vinyl siding. Clapboard siding runs horizontally across your house from end to end. It looks like long boards of wooden planks running across the house.
Vinyl siding is manufactured to look just like wooden siding, so all the popular wood siding types and styles are represented in vinyl.
When people talk about the 'type' of siding, especially clapboard siding, they are really speaking of the 'profile' of the siding. What the individual planks look like. Do they look like long planks of wood running horizontally across the house or do they look like long planks of wood running vertically up and down the house?
The second type or style of siding is Board and Batten Siding that runs up and down the house or vertically.
Cedar Shake Vinyl Siding is siding the looks like real cedar wood shakes. Old style of siding that has been around for centuries. However, it is still one of the most popular styles or types of siding around.
Basic Types of Siding:
People use several different types, styles, and colors of vinyl siding on their homes to create a special look.
Here the owner has used several different types of vinyl siding on the house to create his taste. 'Horizontal' or 'clapboard' siding on the main house, with 'vinyl cedar shakes' on the top gable ends.
White half-round shingles used for accent. Great look at half the cost or maintenance of real wood siding. And you never have to paint!
More Types of Vinyl Siding
Beaded Clapboard is a trendy style of horizontal siding. Each panel has a rounded grove or notch that runs along the bottom of each panel giving it a unique shadow line.
Vertical siding is siding that runs up and down on the house. This siding is called Board and Batten siding.
Using distinctive styles together to get a unique look on your house. Lots of people combine two of more styles of siding on the same house.
Here Board and Batten Siding is used as an accent on the house with Clapboard siding. It adds a very distinct look.
Board and Batten siding is sometimes called 'Barn Siding' because it was used on barns all across the U.S. for centuries. You can see it everywhere when you drive around the country.
Other Types of Vinyl Siding
There is nothing that gives a home that warm rustic outdoor look like cedar shakes. Made to look just like real cedar wooden shakes.
Vinyl cedar shake looks like real wood but without the high maintenance and up-keep of wood.
It will not rot, never needs painting and termites won't eat it. Just wash it down once or twice a year with the garden hose and you will have that charming look for a lifetime.
Some premium brands of vinyl cedar shakes are wind tested to withstand hurricane force winds making it an excellent choice in areas where harsh weather is a concern.
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Insulated vinyl siding is one of the most energy saving types of vinyl siding because it will save you money on your energy costs for years.
Lowering energy costs has become a big deal now.
Most people use insulated siding when it fits the budget or attach foam insulation directly to the exterior walls to help cut energy cost.
Most Premium grades of vinyl siding comes in insulated versions. These sidings have foam insulation factory applied to the back side of each piece of siding.
This foam insulation greatly increases the "R" value of the exterior walls and helps cut energy costs over the years. Insulated siding costs a little more than regular siding but will make up the difference in the energy savings over the years.
Insulated vinyl siding is also more rigid than regular siding and looks better.
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One of the most essential elements of installing new vinyl siding on your house is the ability to cover all the exterior trim which never needs painting.
Corners, overhang, window, and door frames. These are sometimes referred to as the 'Trim'. It is usually extra and not included in the quoted price.
All these areas need to be covered in color coordinating product, so you do not have to paint anymore. It is the trim that gives the house that finished look. It is very important part of the project and you should buy the absolute best product that fits your budget.
Always ask the contractor what is included and what is not included in his price.
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Vinyl is strong, inexpensive, will not rot, never needs painting and is easy to clean with a garden hose.
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Vinyl log siding is a product that looks exactly like a log cabin without the cost and high maintenance of real wood.
Vinyl log siding takes the homeowner back to Colonial days with a modern twist. Less cost and maintenance.
Vinyl Log siding offers the homeowner all the rustic outdoor looks of a real log home without the cost or high maintenance of real log homes.
Never needs painting and termites won't eat it!
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Other Types of Home Siding That Looks Like Wood:
The first colonist cut down trees and made log cabins to live in.
Soon they began to cut down a tree and saw it into many long narrow boards. They used the boards as a siding to cover their houses.
This 'siding' kept the harsh winter winds from blowing between the cracks of the logs. This was a major milestone in building homes.
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