Vinyl is a popular siding material as it resembles the beauty of real wood. It is more environmentally-friendly, easy to care for and lasts for many years.
Read on as your local residential window replacement expert, California Energy Consultant Services, discusses different types and styles of vinyl siding.
Horizontal Lap or Clapboard Siding
Lap or clapboard siding features long, broad plants. They overlap one another, with each piece covering a portion of the one at the bottom. Every piece of lap siding has a wedge-shaped profile with a more narrow edge at the top. The design of clapboard siding encourages efficient water shedding.
Dutch lap is another variation of lap siding. It has a sharper and steeper profile angle, which creates troughs between the overlapping boards. Dutch lap siding is created to appear like hand-carved wooden planks. In beaded siding, each panel has a rounded groove along the bottom that creates a distinguishable shadow line. Then there’s the log siding, which is mainly used for cabins to create a rustic look without the expense of real wood.
Vertical siding was traditionally used on farmhouses and barns. Today, it is used in different home styles and even on non-residential structures. Board and batten siding have long vertical boards attached to the home’s exterior by battens that also hide the seams.
At California Energy Consultant Services, we work with reputable manufacturers to provide homeowners with energy-efficient windows and siding. We offer vinyl Crane Performance Siding® which is known for its superior durability and performance.
Shingle & Shake
Half-round or scalloped shingles are mostly used on gables or historic homes. It’s offered in different textures to achieve the look of natural wood.
Many are choosing vinyl siding that resembles real cedar shingles. Natural cedar shingles are harder to maintain and replace. The vinyl counterpart offers more flexibility in design and colors. Straight-edge shakes are horizontally-aligned along their bottom edge while staggered-edge shakes appear like they are individually created and applied.
For high-quality siding and window replacement services, you can count on California Energy Consultant Services. Call us at (916) 239-7779 or fill in our online form for a free consultation. We help homeowners in Sacramento and Rancho Cordova, CA.