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Just like roofing products, siding companies offer a variety of siding styles. Although many homes have just horizontal lap style siding, that’s not your only option when you replace your siding. In fact, there are many different styles of horizontal lap siding. If you’re planning more than just a new roof, you want your home to have a cohesive look so choosing the right siding along with the right shingle style can make a big difference in your home’s curb appeal.

Horizontal Siding is Still the Most Popular

However, it doesn’t have to be boring. Today’s vertical lap siding has more colors and looks more like wood siding thanks to technology improvements. When you decide you want horizontal siding, you’ll have to decide which of the many siding styles you want from the manufacturer’s options which may include:

  • Dutch lap
  • Beaded lap
  • Cedar shake
  • Hand cut shake
  • Staggered edge
  • Half round

Some manufacturers may offer other options. With all these options, you can create a unique look for your home.

Vertical Siding

Although horizontal siding comes in as many colors as vertical siding, there are fewer styles. The most popular style is board and batten. For a long time board and batten was associated with barns. It’s not common on many home styles. If board and batten isn’t your preference but you want vertical siding, some manufacturers also offer a vertical lap siding.

Most Homeowners Choose a Combination of Siding Styles

If you look at a home with older siding, you’ll likely notice only one type of vertical siding. Homeowners who replace their siding replace theirs with either two different siding styles or the same style in contrasting colors.

Some areas of the home that you may want to consider for a different siding style is a bump out around a window, a second story or an area around a porch. Some options that make a good combination include mixing board and batten and a lap siding or a lap siding with a scalloped siding. Your siding company can help you choose what will compliment your home and fit in your budget.

Call Cooley Roofing for Your New Siding

Although we’re best known as a roofing company, we also replace siding (and windows). Call us today for your free consultation and quote for new siding. We offer several brands to fit many budgets and, if new siding wasn’t in the budget, we also offer hassle free financing. Call (336) 766-6488 for your appointment or fill out our contact form.

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