First impressions count, especially for your home. That’s why you need to be strategic about what kind of siding you choose. Most homeowners focus primarily on color and material, but you should also consider orientation. Should you choose the more traditional option of horizontal panels, or would vertical panels help spice things up a bit? A1 Siding and Roofing, your expert siding contractor, explains more today:
One of the main appeals of vertical siding panels is their unconventional look. Homeowners who favor vertical panels find that the look helps elongate their home, making it stand out from the rest of the neighborhood. That said, this style isn’t for everyone. If you are going for a more traditional look, you might be better off sticking with horizontal panels.
Depending on the quality of the siding installation and the material used, both horizontal and vertical panels can be highly durable. One downside to horizontal panels, however, is the risk of rainwater leaking under the siding strips. There are fewer instances of water damage with vertical siding panels because any water that hits the surface simply flows downward to the ground.
Proper and regular maintenance is a requirement for any type of siding, with horizontal siding generally having slightly higher maintenance needs due to the risk of water accumulating between the panels. Investing in our Mastic® vinyl siding helps reduce maintenance requirements, as this product doesn’t require the repainting or frequent replacements that wood siding needs.
If you prefer a traditional-looking exterior, then horizontal panels are a great choice—just be prepared for a more complex cleaning regimen. If you have a modern-style home or are aiming for a more unique aesthetic, consider vertical siding. For quality vinyl siding, turn to A1 Siding and Roofing. We can install a wide selection of siding materials. We serve communities in Manchester, NH, and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (603) 627-7339 to schedule your siding replacement. We’ll be happy to provide a free estimate.