Vertical and horizontal siding are two popular options for exterior replacement projects. Understanding how these two types compare can help you make the best choice for your project. In this post, BSR will discuss the qualities of vertical and horizontal siding.
Qualities of Vertical Siding
Vertical siding runs from the bottom of the house and reaches the eaves of your roof. The following advantages make it a great choice:
Vertical siding can withstand harsh weather conditions due to its overlapping design. Overlaps prevent water infiltration behind the panels when properly sealed with caulking or flashing tape.
Vertical siding comes in various colors and textures suitable for virtually any home. That said, you can ask your roofing contractor to find the perfect siding for your property.
Qualities of Horizontal Siding
Horizontal siding is installed edge-to-edge on each wall of your home. Its panels often have overlapping edges to reduce dust and moisture infiltration. These systems are popular because of the following benefits:
Horizontal siding requires fewer nails per square foot. It is also the most common siding style installed in most homes in your area and easily find a contractor to install it well.
There are tons of different varieties to choose from, such as traditional shaker boards, modern shakes, scallops and more. Whatever vision you have in mind regarding design potential, you’ll likely find a suitable selection that suits your home’s aesthetic appeal.
Want to have professionally installed vertical and horizontal siding for your home? Turn to the best in the business. BSR is a family-owned siding company with more than a century of experience beautifying home exteriors in your area. We also offer quality roofing and construction services. Call us at (607) 722-7221 or fill out this contact form to get a free estimate.