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How to Choose Your Home’s Exterior Siding

Many options come into play when it comes to constructing the exterior of your home. Materials, columns, doors, and window trim are just a few of the decisions you get to make as you design the home of your dreams. Siding is a popular selection for new homes and can be compatible with a variety of elevation styles. Take a look at these three siding options to help you determine which look is right for you.

Lap Siding

Lap siding is the most popular request among home buyers. It says simple and classic by adding detail to your home without being over dramatic. Lap siding is made of horizontal planks overlapping at any desirable overhang length and can feature textures imitating natural wood or be perfectly smooth.

Vertical Siding

Vertical siding is great for embellishing the side and back of your home and is made to emphasize dimension and height. Design a beautiful farmhouse or cottage with a cedar texture or use a stucco pattern for a Spanish style home. Looking for a Craftsman look? Add vertical batten boards for extra detail.

Shingle Siding

Shingles add character and instant curb appeal to your home. It can be used as the principle siding for your exterior or as an accent on different elevations. Choose a staggered edge for a cottage look or a straight edge for a contemporary feel.