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When it comes to protecting your home from the elements and adding a bit of style, there are many great choices when it comes to siding.

Many homeowners choose vinyl siding because it is versatile, low maintenance and extremely affordable.  It truly is one of the most popular selections for home exteriors.  One of the many wonderful traits about vinyl siding is that it doesn’t need to be painted because it comes in more colors than you can possibly imagine.  What you may not realize is that it also comes in different styles so you can bring more of a classic or rustic look to your home.

Take a look at some of the most popular ways in which you can make vinyl siding work for your exterior.

LAP – Lap siding gives the appearance of overlapping panels.  The reason for this look comes from when wood was the primary siding material.  Installing it horizontally in this fashion allowed for expansion and contraction during weather changes.

lap siding
dutch lap siding

DUTCH LAP – Dutch Lap siding features beveled edges to give your home’s appearance more depth and shadow.  This type of siding looks like wood that was finely crafted by old world craftsmen.  It is also called German or Cove Lap siding.

BOARD AND BATTEN – Board and Batten siding is a colonial era style of alternating wide siding boards and narrow siding strips (battens).  The battens cover the seams where the boards meet.  This is a popular choice both horizontally and vertically.

board and batten siding
beaded siding

BEADED LAP – Beaded Lap siding is a style inspired from the grand homes of the American South in which a bead provides a crisp, clear shadow line.

SHAKE – A shake is a basic wooden shingle made from split logs.  They are typically crafted into shape by hand and create a rustic feel, circa Victorian era.  Indeed, you can get this style in vinyl formats.

shake siding
scallop siding

SCALLOP – Scallop siding is curved, half round cut to give your home beauty and flair.  You can get them in more elegant or rustic fashion, giving your home more natural charm.

No matter what style you want, Cousins Construction Siding Experts can help.  With decades of experience handling all decorative siding needs, our pros have seen and installed it all.  Whether you want more of a natural charm to brighten up your home or you simply need great quality siding to protect the delicate structure of your property, Cousins Construction can help guide you on the best choices to accomplish your goal.

Not sure what style is right for you?   Contact our Cousins Construction Siding Experts at 773.294.7859 today!

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