When you’re planning a full exterior remodel, it’s always a good idea to coordinate with your roofing and door installation contractors so that you choose a matching siding profile that blends well with the rest of your home. In fact, even if you’re not remodeling your whole exteriors, you should still give a little attention to your choice of siding profiles.

The first step in finding a profile for your home is knowing all about the options you have available to you. There are dozens of different styles and profiles and choosing the right siding depends on a lot of factors. Here are a few tips from our experts at Abby Windows on how to get a siding profile that is 100% a right fit for your home.

Vertical Patterns

Vertical siding are uncommon, mainly because siding and roofing contractors often find it difficult to mix with other existing exterior design elements. However, when used correctly, they can give your home a unique curb appeal. Vertical siding can come as panels or as board and batten siding. Panel siding is similar to traditional lap siding except for its orientation. Board and batten are effective at creating a waterproof barrier but may have higher maintenance costs.

Horizontal Siding

The most common horizontal siding are lap siding boards. These are installed with the panels overlapping each other by a few inches to create an impenetrable barrier, hence its name. Dutch laps function similarly but for one detail. The laps are installed on tongue-and-groove joints over one another, making for a more secure connection.

Shakes and Shingles

Shakes and shingles are also another option offered by many siding contractors. As far as texture and appeal goes, they offer the most unique look of all the siding profiles. Shakes and shingles are usually made with wood, which requires frequent maintenance, but there are also other materials available that can mimic the look.

Choose the right siding profile for your home with the help of our professionals at Abby Windows. Give us a call at (414) 209-0404 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today.