When it comes to siding, looks and functionality matter. You probably spend a long time thinking what material siding to choose, but do you spare the time to wonder whether you should have it installed horizontally or vertically?
Believe it or not, the way the siding is oriented matters a lot. Twin Cities Siding Professionals explains the difference.
Horizontal siding is arguably the more common form, which means it’s the easiest to install and takes less time to install than vertical siding. Vertical siding is more difficult to install since it actually needs furring strips installed to ensure a completely level surface. Although vertical siding does require more work installing, you can count on our team to do it fast and do it right the first time around.
The way the siding is oriented actually affects its performance. While horizontal siding protects your home just as well as vertical siding, it’s actually more susceptible to water damage. Unlike vertical siding where water just slips off the siding, horizontal siding tends to let water accumulate on its ridges.
Consequently, this means cleaning the actual siding requires more maintenance work done when it’s installed horizontally. So, while vertical siding requires more work installing, you’re looking at siding that requires less cleaning and allows water to flow naturally off the surface, prolonging its lifespan.
Since horizontal siding installation is the easiest and most common, you’ll expect that every house in the neighborhood that has their siding oriented this way. Vertical siding, being rarer, gives your home a unique appearance.
Whatever orientation you choose your siding installed, you can count on our team to do it professionally and hassle-free. Even better, we use James Hardie siding on all of our siding projects for an attractive and durable siding that performs well, regardless of the orientation.
Give us a call at (651) 967-0873 for more information on our services. We install siding throughout St. Paul, MN.