Finding the most suitable siding for your home project may be overwhelming. There are different designs and colors for you to choose from. Fortunately, there are tips on how to effectively choose a siding profile for your home. In this post, siding and residential roof replacement expert Genesis Roofing shares a guide to effectively choosing the right siding profile for your home.
Profile and Placing Matters
Being familiar with your home’s architecture will help you choose how to place your siding. Traditional-styled houses tend to stick with placing the siding horizontally. Horizontal siding with wider panels can enhance the homey facade that matches the traditional feel of the house. Vertical siding gives the illusion of height. This may be suitable for quaint homes. One-story homes such as ranch style homes gravitate more to vertical siding. Placing the siding vertically in a neutral color with a narrow profile can give the house a grandeur and bigger feel.
Play With Your Siding
There are numerous patterns of profile sidings. Some of the most popular siding profiles are clapboard, beaded, shake, and shingle.
- Clapboard profiles have straight faces and sharp edges. They are associated with traditional wood siding.
- Beaded siding are similar to clapboard profile. Their difference is that they have a rounded bead at the bottom of each course that emphasizes the shadow line of the bead.
- Shakes are a popular siding profile with their natural look. Shakes siding have a rugged yet beautiful feel, without the maintenance hassle even before storm damage restoration.
- Shingles have a wide range of profiles. The most typical profiles are the rounded scallops, hexagon, octagon, fish scale, and mitered corner.
You should also consider different textures when choosing a profile siding for your home. Adding matching texture and colors amplifies the visual interest in the exterior of your home.
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