Replacing your siding allows you to get creative. Sure, there is a wide assortment of colors and materials available, but there’s one aspect of siding that you shouldn’t overlook. Peninsula Siding Company, your local source of fire retardant siding products, provides an overview of the most common siding profiles used in most homes.
Traditional Lap Siding
Known for its simplicity and ease of installation, lap siding or clapboard is the most common horizontal siding profile found in most home exteriors. It features siding boards partially layered on top of the other, creating a water barrier to protect the walls against moisture damage. Apart from being the staple aesthetic of a typical home structure, lap siding is usually the most cost-efficient option of all the siding profiles.
Board and Batten Siding
This siding is the most common vertical siding profile that got its start in wood siding. It consists of wide vertical boards with smaller boards called battens covering the cracks where the two boards meet, creating a waterproof surface. It also creates an attractive texture across the surface, thanks to the battens cast a shadow on the siding boards.
This siding profile is often used as accents across the surface of a home. Specifically, they are cut into squares and layered row upon row. Even though it looks quite traditional, a siding contractor may recommend pairing square shakes with vertical or horizontal siding profiles to add a bit of character to the home’s facade.
Square Shakes With Mitered Corners
This variety of square shakes have their corners mitered off. It is a technique installers use to establish a more texture surface for the home. It is a siding profile that’s worth considering if you want to achieve a more decorative look.
Peninsula Siding Company offers top-quality siding products that provide superior performance and long-lasting curb appeal, including James Hardie and LP SmartSide siding. Our chosen materials are manufactured to withstand the elements, providing your home with complete protection for generations. Call (650) 249-4464 or fill out our contact form to request a quote.