How to choose the right new vinyl siding

How to choose the right new vinyl siding

New vinyl siding comes in a wide range of design styles, from Dutch lap to clapboard, board and batten to vertical groove. It can be difficult to determine which of these cladding lines are going to look the best on your home, but there are many different home design sites that allow you to see models of different cladding lines to help you narrow down your choices.

Vinyl siding styles

The best thing about design sites is that they typically include several home styles -- from Cape Cod to Colonial to ranch -- and you can choose from almost every type of vinyl siding styles on the market. Rather than wondering how particular types of vinyl cladding are going to look on your home, you can see exactly how the different designs and patterns stack up against each other.

Design centers also are great because they allow you to not only explore cladding choices for large sections of wall, but also for smaller accent areas as well. For instance, on a large two-story Cape Cod residence, you can choose a pattern for the main body of the house, and another complementary pattern for the large gable-end rafters. Popular choices include mixing board and batten or Dutch lap cladding with cedar shakes on the gables.

In addition to wall cladding, you also can see the look of different trim styles, and other vinyl siding accessories such as shutters and soffits.

Of course, you don't have to turn to the Web to find the right vinyl siding styles for your home. The contractors in your region, such as the pre-screened and certified builders in your area that can be accessed through this site, should be able to show you a portfolio of past jobs they've done, which can give you a better feel for cladding styles and designs. Both resources can help you make the best choice for your home. By using our contractor network of licensed, bonded and insured* builders, you also can make sure you are getting a high-quality installation once you have settled on a complementary vinyl siding style and color scheme.

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