Planning your siding replacement project often involves many factors that need to be carefully considered. In addition to the color and material choices, the profile or pattern is another thing to take into account when making your selection. Exterior siding comes in many different profiles, giving you the chance to design your home based on its architectural style and your own preferences.
Popular Siding Profiles
Although many siding profiles vary in shape, color and texture, they mostly fall under three categories, such as:
- Horizontal – This siding profile is arguably the most popular because of its ubiquity. Its orientation means it is capable of keeping rain and snow from penetrating the surface and causing damage. Traditional lap, Dutch lap and beaded profiles are some of the most common horizontal siding options used in most siding installations.
- Vertical – It may not be as common as its horizontal counterpart, but the vertical siding profile provides accents to eaves across the home’s facade. When used correctly, it can even make a small house appear taller than it actually is. Board and batten siding is a common vertical siding profile used as a standalone siding or in combination with horizontal siding profiles.
- Shakes – Like vertical siding, shake siding is used as accents in most homes and commercial properties. Square is probably one of the most popular options, but your other options such as staggered and fish scales may also work for your home’s exterior.
How to Pick the Right Profile
If you’re not sure how to pick the right design for your profile, try considering the other elements in and around your home. You can draw inspiration from your landscape and neighboring homes in the area if they’re following a certain pattern in their profiles. You should also consider your home’s size and style while checking the homeowners association (HOA) guidelines and restrictions if you live in one.
For top-notch siding installation, turn to Twin Cities Siding Professionals. Give us a call today at (651) 967-0873, or complete our convenient contact form to get started. We serve homeowners in Minneapolis and nearby areas.