When it’s time for new siding on your home, you have so many choices to make on what color you want or what material will fit your home best. But did you know that you can choose the design of the siding as well? Choosing between horizontal or vertical siding can make a huge difference in the overall look of the exterior of your home, so it is an important decision to make. When considering whether to have horizontal or vertical siding installed on your home, you must consider the pros and cons of each.
Horizontal siding is also called lap siding and hangs from left to right (rather than up and down). Horizontal siding brings with it the options to use just about any siding materials, but they are manufactured a little differently than those for vertical siding. Some material options for horizontal siding are:
Horizontal siding has many benefits over vertical siding. Some of the benefits of horizontal siding include:
Even though horizontal siding is a great choice for many homes, it does include disadvantages as well.
Like horizontal siding, vertical has its own set of benefits. Most of the homes you have probably seen have horizontal siding (since, as previously mentioned, it has been considered the more traditional look), so it’s possible you’ve never seen a home with siding that is hung up and down. Almost any siding material that can be hung horizontally can also be hung vertically. The advantages of vertical siding include:
Although the same material is used, the process of vertical siding is entirely different and therefore brings some disadvantages that need to be considered when determining what priorities you have for your siding. The disadvantages of vertical siding are:
ProCon Exteriors is a local exterior contractor in Kidron, Ohio, who can handle the installation of siding in the material of your choice in Columbus, Mansfield, Canton, Akron, Cleveland, or surrounding areas.
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