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Types of Vinyl Siding

There are a sea of options when it comes to vinyl siding. Here are all the different styles you can choose to make your house fit your personality.Vinyl Siding


If you’re ready to replace the siding on your home with a newer, sturdier material, vinyl is an excellent choice. With all the modern advances in home remodeling, there are now a ton of options for you to choose from. Don’t get overwhelmed, though. We’ve created a guide just for you. Read on to learn more about the types of vinyl siding available for your home renovation project (for more information, contact us!).


Horizontal Panels


This style of vinyl is what you would commonly see on a home. It simply runs horizontally across a house. It’s easy to install and tends to be quite cost effective. Often, this is simply called clapboard siding.


Vertical Panels


Vertical panels run up and down a house, giving it a more industrial or modern look. This style is also traditionally used in barns, so it works well in a home that is inspired by the country life. You can complete your whole house in vertical panels, but most people use it as an accent to horizontal panels to give their house’s look more dimension.

Dutch Lap


Dutch lap is another traditional siding style in which the siding juts out a bit more than the “flat” siding, curving into a J shaped hook at the bottom. This creates more dimension to the siding, making it look different depending on where the sun is in the sky and how shadows are being cast.

Board and Batten


This is a vertical style of siding that includes the flat siding (the board) with a smaller piece that fits in between the larger pieces (the batten). This is an older, classic look that many people love to recreate on their homes. You can especially use this style as an accent to contrast with the more mundane horizontal siding sections.




This siding is another traditional style that many people enjoy. It’s a horizontal siding that includes an extra lip at the bottom of the siding piece, which is called the bead. It casts a small shadow at the bottom of the piece of siding, giving the overall look more dimension and contrast.




Cedar shakes are a lovely siding material that has been around for a long time. Traditionally made from wood, they require extensive upkeep. The vinyl version gives your house the look that so many love without the intensive hassle. You can use them exclusively for an old look, or use them as accent pieces to horizontal siding for a more modern look.


If you’re ready to replace the siding on your home with vinyl siding customized to your tastes, give Turner Roofing a call for a professional consultation!

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