Siding comes in a wide range of colors, styles, finishes and profiles. With all the options available today, it can be hard to choose the best one for your home. However, with the help of a good home improvement company, you can have an exterior that will give your home more personality. Also, you need to make sure that your new siding matches your roof, windows and other parts of your exterior.

Horizontal Profiles

Traditional lap siding - Lap siding is popular, simple and easy to install. This siding profile features boards that partly overlap each other, creating an effective water barrier. Moreover, lap siding is also cost-effective and considered a classic pattern.

Dutch lap - This siding profile is similar to lap siding, but it has a groove cut out of the top of each board. Its groove gives your exterior more texture and depth. Consider Dutch lap siding if you want to add more character to your home.

Beaded - Beaded siding has a “bead” at the bottom of each horizontal board, giving it a more textured surface than traditional lap siding.

Vertical Profiles

Panel siding - Vertical panel siding is like traditional lap siding, but it has a vertical orientation. This siding profile appears to be flat, and panels are placed flush on top of each other.

Board and batten - The board and batten style was first made for wood siding. Today, this style is made with low-maintenance materials like vinyl and fiber cement. With this siding profile, vertical boards are installed with battens to cover gaps, forming an effective water-shedding surface. The battens cast a shadow on the boards, creating a distinct, attractive look.

Illinois Energy Windows & Siding, Inc. is a trusted expert in siding and gutter installations. Call us at (866) 629-9880, or fill out our online form to get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Lisle and Naperville, IL, and nearby areas.