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3 Popular Siding Styles to Consider for Your Home

If you have decided to invest in new siding, determining which siding styles best suit your home is one of the first decisions you will make. Each style is available in various textures, lengths and thicknesses, depending on your needs and preferences. We share three popular siding styles that work independently or together to elevate your curb appeal:

1. Clapboard Siding

Clapboard is a classic siding style stacked horizontally, overlapping each plank. Clapboard is available in many low-maintenance materials such as vinyl with a traditional woodgrain finish. Choose from various styles like ‘dutch lap’ with a slightly concave face, ‘beaded’ with a deep v-groove providing a distinct shadow line, or a flat finish.

2. Vertical Siding

Add texture, dimension and height to your home with vertical siding. Board and batten is a popular variation, comprising wide boards with thin ‘battens’ to cover the seams. Preservation Vinyl Board & Batten can provide homeowners with a modern farmhouse aesthetic with minimal maintenance.

3. Shakes & Scallops

Accentuate the architecture of your home with the warmth and charm of shakes and scallops. Modern technology merges with old-world craftsmanship to produce the natural beauty of cedar without the upkeep. Choose from hand-split or traditional shakes, neatly sculpted rows of rounded scallops, or smooth Cape Cod shingles.

Use the Preservation Visualizer to compare popular siding styles and colors on your home, and find the perfect fit.