When installing siding, you need to consider how it’s placed. Some residences and most commercial buildings require on the vertical look while others demand the traditional horizontal look, particularly homes in a neighborhood. Choosing the right one is more important than you might suspect as it affects the cost of installation. Here’s a guide on choosing between vertical and horizontal siding.
When to Choose Vertical
This type might look out of place in a residential area. That’s because it is mainly used for commercial properties, although some homeowners have used it. You might think that it is limited to the material, but any type can be installed vertically. Wood, metal and fiber cement siding can all be applied this way.
Vertical siding has one notable advantage over horizontal: it’s easier to clean. You can simply wash it using a power washer, and it will be all good. This can save money in maintenance expenses. However, the material also requires more time and tools for installation, which means you’ll need a specially trained professional to do it.
When to Choose Horizontal
A more traditional look, the horizontal siding is prevalent in residential areas. A good reason is because it is straightforward to install, much easier than the installation method using vertical. Also, it’s more affordable compared to vertical siding.
It should be said that one issue with horizontal siding is its durability. It can suffer from water damage more often because water can get caught in the seams, eventually wearing away at the material and starting leaks. Also, the cost of maintenance is higher. You need special equipment and the right technique.
Ultimately, the best choice is up to you. Vertical is ideal for long-lasting, low-maintenance homes. Horizontal is ideal for traditional homes, whose owners are willing to maintain it more regularly.
Whichever you choose, we can help you. Twin Cities Siding Professionals can install the panels anyway you prefer. You can also choose the finish and material so it fits your home. Call us today at 651-571-9557 to learn more about our products and services. We serve residents of Minneapolis, MN, and other nearby locations.