Siding Options / SamplesVinyl siding is a great option, not only is it durable and inexpensive. It also comes in almost any shape and color you could desire. While the most popular style used is the Dutch Lap vinyl siding you may want to consider the other options. Vinyl siding can make your home look like an entirely different home. You can easily transform a small suburban rancher into a log cabin by using vinyl cabin boards. You can even mix you vinyl options. An example could be place the brick vinyl siding at the bottom of your home to maybe 3 or 4 feet up and then side the rest of your home with clapboard or dutch lap. There is even a camouflaged vinyl siding for hunters to use on hunting cabins and hunting blinds.

There are a wide variety of vinyl accessories that you can use as well to really highlight a point or position of your home.

  • Clapboard – This siding looks like planks over lapped at the top of the bottom board so that each layer pushes water out away from the side of the structure.
  • Dutch Lap - Popularized in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States during the early settler days.Camouflaged Vinyl Siding nd narrow panels.
  • Beaded Siding - This attractive variation of traditional clapboard siding was developed to provide even more dramatic shadow lines by adding a rounded bead at the bottom of a single clapboard siding course.
  • Cabin Board - Cabin Board siding recreates the rustic look of traditional log cabin homes, without the maintenance that traditional log cabin homes require.
  • Shakes - These can be used for whole house applications or as an accent on gables and other sections of the façade.
  • Shingles & Scallops -These types of vinyl siding are now widely used in areas where certain architectural styles; such as Cape Cod, Queen Anne and Craftsman.
  • Brick – This vinyl gives the home a classic brick look and comes in a variety of colors.
  • Stone – Much like the brick this siding comes in a variety of colors, stones shapes, and styles.


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Siding question

I own a condo and the association is debating installing vinyl siding over the exsisting cedar clapboard siding. At the meeting I questioned the problem of the existing sidng curling and or lifting as it has been doing in the past. It seems to me this could be a real problem in the future. We are talking about a $260,000 project here. The company that would be doing the install insured me that the extra nailing holding the vinyl would avoid this problem. I have my doubts. I think they will say anything to land a job of this size, but 5 or 6 years from now when the siding starts falling off what will they have to say

Sell it!

Vinyl siding does't store well. It picks up dirt and dust very quickly and may not match with the siding you use for your house. Btw, you might want to consider another type of siding. I've noticed on many remodeling jobs that vinyl siding lets a great deal of water enter behind it that rots the sheathing. Even when its not leaking, the laps, at the bottom edge of the of the "clapboard", hold water and cause mold and mildew to grow, even if installed over a drainage plain. It is quick and cheap though!

Ogdensburg home rehabilitation program gears up for phase two, on schedule  —
Some homes will receive extensive and visible rehabilitation, including the installation of vinyl siding, roofing and windows. Other homes won't have an obvious exterior update but will have new furnaces or flooring put in.

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