Choosing from various house siding options is an important step in the design process. Your home’s exterior says a lot about you. Do you want to stand out from the neighbors, blend in with an established aesthetic, or do you have specific features in mind? Materials, styles, and colors all play a role in the overall look and feel of your home.
Different types of siding also require varying levels of maintenance and durability. At Adair Homes, we use low-maintenance, long-lasting materials, such as James Hardie fiber cement siding and weather-resistant cedar shingles, to create the look you desire without the hassle of cracking, bending, rusting, or fading that can occur with other types of siding materials.
5 House Siding Options to Consider
One of the many benefits of fiber cement siding is that it comes in a wide range of sizes, shapes, patterns, and colors, so you can tailor your home’s exterior to almost any type of design aesthetic. Some of the ways you can customize the house siding options at Adair Homes include:
Perhaps one of the most recognizable types of siding is lap siding. Historically, it was made from wood, and then later from more durable materials such as aluminum or vinyl. HardiePlank lap siding gives you the best of all worlds with clapboard siding that has the optional look of wood grain but the many benefits of fiber cement. If you want a more contemporary clapboard look, you can get smooth planks, as well.
Traditional Board and Batten
Combining two types of siding can give your home a unique look with a more textured exterior. Board and batten siding, also sometimes called barn siding, uses large, vertically aligned boards that are spaced with narrow strips (battens). HardiePanel vertical siding comes in wood grain, smooth, and stucco styles to help you create your own unique look. Many people choose to transition from horizontal to vertical siding to accentuate roof peaks and dormers.
Many homeowners love the look and feel of natural stone exteriors, especially at the base of the house. Stone evokes a feeling of permanence and sturdiness that adds a sense of dignity or luxury to a home. With stone veneer, you can get this timeless look at an affordable price.
Shingles and Shakes
Wood shingles, which are split and have a rougher texture, are classic siding options, especially for coastal regions. If you choose wood, cedar is an excellent option because of its durability and natural resistance to rot. However, you can get the same look from HardieShingle installed either staggered or straight, depending on the lines you are trying to achieve. Shingles and shakes can be applied to the entire exterior of a home, used to create accents, or included as one of several siding options in a Craftsman style home.
All of these house siding options can be painted in matching or complementary colors. With James Hardie ColorPlus technology, you also get the benefits of consistent coverage and fade resistance. With a curated color palette, you can choose from a broad range of modern options without having to sift through thousands of paint swatches provided by multiple manufacturers.
The best part is, you can mix and match any of these house siding options to create a look that is all your own. Whether you choose the Classic, Traditions, Signature, Impressions, or Craftsman package, you can customize as much or as little as you want to get an exterior that is just right for you. Contact your local Adair Homes office today to learn more.