The Different Looks of Vinyl Siding

Posted on July 12, 2018 in Siding


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Today, vinyl siding is the most popular siding material choice among homeowners. It’s often chosen for its affordability, ease of installation, durability, and low maintenance. Another reason it’s often chosen is because it’s available in different styles and can create a specific look for your home. Here, our siding installation experts share the top three looks of vinyl siding:


Horizontal vinyl siding is the most common style of siding in the country – it’s essentially the look you picture when you picture siding. Horizontal vinyl siding runs across your home and is a common choice because it’s easy to both install and repair. This type of siding comes in a wide variety of colors, so you can complement the color of your roof, shutters, and even your front door. In addition, it can be combined with other siding styles (like shake & shingle) to create a multi-textured look.

Board & Batten

Board & batten siding is also known as “vertical” siding and can give your home a traditional look while also making it stand out from others. This type of siding features wide planks with smaller, more narrow planks in between. Some homeowners choose vertical siding because they believe it elongates their home while others simply enjoy the clean look and unique design element it provides.

Shake & Shingle

While traditional shake & shingle siding is made from cedar wood, today it’s available in vinyl (but is created to still look like wood). The classic look is often used in Cape Cod-style homes, but can be incorporated into virtually any traditional or modern style of home. Shake & shingle siding can be used on your entire home or can be paired with other siding styles (such as horizontal or board & batten) to create an area of design that enhances your home’s architectural features or simply draws the eye.

Which style of siding is on your home and why did you choose it? Our siding installation experts would love to hear your thoughts on siding and its looks.

For the best in siding installation, contact the professionals at P.J. Fitzpatrick.

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