Why choose US Shingle for your vinyl siding?
Each vinyl siding style leaves an unique impression. What kind of impression does your home give? Good or bad? That depends on your home style, plus how you about the way shapes and shape patterns & how they should interact on the outside of your home. Typically, the only wrong decision is a hasty one, and our goal is to ensure that every customer makes an informed decision.
Clapboard – also known as lap or bevel siding – is distinguished by its overlapping thin planks that is used to cover many New England-style cottages. In addition to its charming quaintness; the overlapping nature of clapboard siding adds natural protection from snow, rain and the elements.
The Dutchlap variation of the clapboard theme exudes the traditional look of early settler mid-Atlantic homes and has its roots in the original wood versions used in North European home construction. It imitates vintage wood looks without imitating vintage wood splinters.
Rustic in nature, vertical siding has been a popular addition to a wide range of architectural styles since the medieval times of jousting and feasting. The board & batten variation of the vertical theme–with its alternating wide and narrow panels–is growing in popularity, particularly on historical homes and barns. And homes that are neither historical nor barns.
Another slightly more dramatic variation of clapboard siding, beaded siding uses (you guessed it) a rounded bead at the bottom of a course of clapboard shingles to display more pronounced shadow lines. The beaded style started as a popular style on buildings pre-dating 1800 in the southern U.S.
CEDAR SHAKE & SHINGLES
Cedar shake can do a great impersonation of a New England-style summer home. Many homeowners use shake in strategic areas to complement another type of siding for a warmer, more natural look.
Another kind of siding that excels as a natural, rustic accent is shake & shingles siding. It comes in a variety of geometric shapes like hexagons, half cove, square and octagon. Shake & shingles siding is popular, so you’ll spot it hanging around a variety of home styles–including Cape Cod, Queen Anne and Craftsman.
An extra-amazing example of this type of siding in all its rich varieties is our Portsmouth™ Shake & Shingles.
COLOR YOUR SIDING ANYTHING BUT BORING.
The right color combinations make sense on a logical, emotional and sometimes inexplicable level. Siding is available in hundreds of colors now, which is simultaneously exciting and daunting news.
Life may be simpler when you have fewer choices, but certainly much more interesting when you have more!