My husband and I wanted to add an addition to our home for years before we finally decided to act on the idea. However, we then realized that we desperately needed to update our kitchen, as well. Before we started the remodeling process, we prepared for what we expected: stress. We made sure we cleared our calendars and didn't have any other major commitments during the remodeling process. However, once we began planning the renovations, we quickly learned that we were actually having a lot of fun! The renovation process also went very smoothly and, now that the process is over, we both joke around that it feels "too quiet" in hear without the company of the contractors. I enjoyed t all so much I decided to start a blog to share my remodeling tips to help others who will soon be taking the plunge!
Vinyl siding is a good choice to consider when it's time to have new siding put on your home. Vinyl is durable and attractive, but you may not even realize all your options when it comes to vinyl siding. Here are four ways you may want to use vinyl siding on your home.
1. Choose Vertical Panels
Siding is typically applied horizontally, but you can choose to have vinyl panels installed vertically if you want a unique look for your home. Vertical panels can make your home seem taller, and you can even mix them with another type of siding. You could use stone or brick veneer siding for the lower part of your home and vertical vinyl siding for the upper part. You could also mix different colors of vinyl panels to give your home an artsy look.
2. Use Insulated Siding
You can buy vinyl panels that are hollow and flexible, or you can buy panels that are insulated and more rigid. Insulated panels help with the energy efficiency of your home, and the more rigid panels have a subtle difference in appearance that you may prefer. The insulation and vinyl create a solid panel that protects against damage from impacts and moisture. Insulated siding costs more, but you could see a reduction in your power bills thanks to the extra insulation they provide.
3. Opt For Lookalike Siding
You can buy vinyl siding in a wide range of colors so you can choose a traditional or trendy exterior decor for your home. Vinyl is also made to mimic the appearance of other types of siding. Vinyl siding can look like brick, stone, wood shakes, or even wood logs. If you've always wanted to live in a cabin, you could have siding put on that looks like cedar logs, but you'll get to enjoy the easy care of vinyl instead of worrying about the upkeep of wood.
4. Select A Less Common Style
Besides choosing the color of siding you want and deciding if you want a wood grain appearance, you can also choose the style. You may not know vinyl siding comes in so many styles, but vinyl is easy to manufacture in different shapes and even different surface textures. You can choose lap siding, board and batten, scallops, beaded seam, and shingle siding.
Each style gives your home a unique look, so compare all the styles in different colors to select the perfect siding for your home's architecture. You can find a good match for a cottage, farmhouse, cabin, ranch home, or multi-story house. Choosing the siding might even be difficult since you have so many options.
For more information, reach out to a professional who works with vinyl siding.