There are many things about siding that has changed in the past decade. From improved materials to more realistic wood look. Few things have changed as much as the siding style options. One of the biggest trends is vertical siding. Rather than keep the traditional option of horizontal siding, have you considered how mixed styles of siding can change the style and look of your home? If you’re considering new siding, you might want to consider vertical for all or parts of your home. Here are some of the common questions we have received about siding options.
1. Is Vertical Siding More Expensive?
Depending on the final product you select, the actual materials cost can be quite similar. However, when it comes to installation, it’s more time consuming to install horizontal siding so overall, yes, vertical siding will be more expensive. This is because furring strips must be installed prior to the new siding. This helps ensure the vertical siding looks good and is properly affixed to your home.
2. Which is More Durable?
It surprises many homeowners that vertical siding is actually more durable than horizontal siding. This is because vertical is less likely to become dislodged which leads to water intrusion. It’s also easier to clean because you don’t need any special equipment, just detergent and a garden hose with a strong spray.
3. Can I Mix Vertical and Horizontal Siding?
Yes! In fact, it choosing different siding styles and colors can really improve the curb appeal of your home. You can mix just about any of the many siding options and have a home that stands out from the homes with just plain horizontal siding.
4. What’s the Right Option for My Home?
Although as an exterior home improvement company we have our opinions, we’ll want to see your home and discuss your budget before we make a recommendation. You’ll also want to talk to your HOA to see if there are any restrictions before making a final decision. Ideally the right option for your home is something that you love, whether that’s just one style or more.
Frank-Dale Roofing and Exteriors can help you select your new siding and professionally install it. We use quality siding products from Exterior Portfolio®. We offer free estimates, simply fill out our contact form or call 414-425-5796 to schedule your appointment.