Siding and Trim
Quality And Selection For Vinyl Siding And Trim
The best answer is to see for yourself. Looking at the pictures below, you will soon realize that deciding which style to use has quite an impact on the exterior appeal of your home. The following examples show you different effects you can achieve with Owens Corning vinyl siding.
The traditional vinyl siding look is one where each "board" appears to overlap the one underneath to recreate the look of real wood siding.
Dutch lap is a more decorative variation on the clapboard style, where the face of the siding is beveled for an added dimension. The bevel cut of its edge recreates a style used extensively by early American settlers. It resembles the careful, hand-carved craftsmanship of Old World carpenters. The shadow line of Dutch lap suggests a softer look that gives the home a distinctive exterior.
Another decorative variation of the traditional style is beaded siding. It features a half-round molding-like effect cut into the bottom of the panel to create shadows and more dimension. It evokes the elegant look of Southern colonial and classic Victorian homes.
With a rounded bottom edge and overlapping rows, scallops recreate the decorative style typical of Victorian or Cape Cod homes. Typically used as an architectural accent, they add a decorative focal point to the exterior.
Shakes have a square-edge design and rich cedar texture that resembles hand-cut cedar shingles. They can be used on the entire house or as a decorative accent to add New England flair to a variety of home styles.