Having trouble picking a siding profile for your home? Find out what your home’s architectural style is—some siding profiles have been traditionally used in certain architectural styles. To help you get started, the roof repair experts at Kearns Brothers discuss the most popular siding profiles in the country and the corresponding architectural styles that match them:
Clapboard Vinyl Siding
Clapboard vinyl siding, which mimics natural wood, is suited to architectural styles often used in homes near rural or forest-side settings, such as Cape Cod, Georgian, Queen Anne and Folk Victorian-style homes. This siding profile would be a good choice if you like the classic look and feel of wooden siding but don’t have the time for upkeep wood needs. An occasional rinse should be enough to keep vinyl free of stains.
What if you prefer your exterior siding to have a more rustic look? It’d be a good idea to consider log siding, which as the name suggests, mimics the appearance of cabin logs.
Dutchlap siding, which is often used in Craftsman and French Colonial homes, is a good choice for homeowners that want their exterior to stand out. In daylight, the curves on Dutchlap siding create strong shadow lines that help draw attention to features of your exterior and mimic the appearance of natural wood.
Vertical siding is a common feature in contemporary homes. When installed in small and one-story homes, vertical siding gives the illusion that the structures are taller than they actually are. Neutral colors can help add to the grandeur of the illusion.
Of course, there’s always room for customizations. Consult an experienced contractor.
Kearns Brothers, a family-owned company with more than 30 years worth of experience, offers a wide range of exterior services, including siding and roof installation services. To get a free estimate, call us at (888) 355-6700 or leave us a message here. We serve homeowners in Dearborn and Detroit, MI, as well as the surrounding communities.