When you want to remodel your home, one of the first things you’ll do is to tear off the old siding and install a new one. However, you may come across some articles on the internet detailing which looks better: siding installed horizontally or siding installed vertically?
These orientations are known as siding profiles. In today’s post, your exterior siding contractor, Woodbridge Home Exteriors, explains each, what home (and design style) suits these profiles best, and other considerations regarding siding profiles.
Horizontal or Vertical?
The design and architecture of your home play a large role in whether horizontal or vertical siding makes much more sense. For example, American Craftsman, Colonial, or Cape Cod style homes can utilize a horizontal siding because it forms a core part of its identity.
Meanwhile, vertical siding is often used for squat homes that are wider than they are taller, such as ranch or bungalow homes. It creates the illusion of height by drawing the eye upwards. A home panelled in vertical siding and colored in neutrals also evoke a feeling of grandeur.
Profile Size Matters
The orientation of your siding panels, however, is just half of the story. The width of these panels can also influence how well the profile brings out the beauty of your home’s architecture, according to most siding repair experts.
In general, the wider the profile, the “bigger” it looks. A Colonial home, for example, may use a combination of beaded, horizontal siding to make a play on visuals, enhancing its facade. On the other hand, narrower profiles create more shadows, which can create height even on horizontal siding.
Whatever the case, your siding profile should match your design and aesthetics. And if you’re looking for a professional to help you guide your siding purchase decisions, there are no better home siding contractors than Woodbridge Home Exteriors. Learn the difference by calling us today at (316) 683-2400. We serve Topeka, Hutchinson, and nearby KS areas.