Vinyl is one of today’s most versatile siding materials. It comes in a wide range of colors, shapes, and sizes to complement every home style. When getting vinyl siding, you need to choose which profile works best for your home.

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A trusted provider of home exterior and storm repair services gives tips on choosing a siding profile for your home. 

Consider Your Home’s Architecture

Your home’s architectural design will define what kind of profile you should choose. Horizontal siding looks best in more traditional homes, such as Craftsman and Cape Cod. Beaded siding can accentuate the beautiful features of Colonial homes. Moreover, vertical siding can create the illusion of height, making them great for ranch home styles. Neutral-colored vertical siding can make your home look more elegant. 

Keep in mind that major projects like siding and roof replacement involves significant costs, so make sure to hire the right company to do the job. At Guardian Home Improvements, we work with the country’s leading vinyl siding brands to provide you a strong, long-lasting, and beautiful exterior. 

Types of Siding Profiles

Dutch lap Siding – This siding profile features strong shadow lines that come from the curve at the top of every course. 

Clapboard Siding – Similar to traditional wood siding, clapboard siding has straight faces and sleek edges. 

Board and Batten – Also known as vertical vinyl siding, the board and batten profile has grown more popular in the U.S. over the last few years. This siding profile features alternating wide and narrow panels.  

Beaded Siding – It looks similar to the clapboard profile but it has an additional rounded beat at the bottom of each layer. 

Shake Siding – Shake vinyl siding has the appeal of natural wood but doesn’t require as much maintenance. It usually comes in two types of edges, which are staggered and straight. Staggered shakes have varying lengths for a more rustic look while straight shakes come in one length to create a more uniform look. 

Turn to Guardian Home Improvements for quality vinyl siding replacement services. We also offer home inspections, roof replacement, and gutter installation. Give us a call at 1-855-424-5911 or complete our contact form to request a free estimate.