Horizontal vs. Vertical Siding: Which is Right for Your Home?

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Horizontal vs. Vertical Siding: Which is Right for Your Home?

Horizontal Siding

Horizontal is the style of siding that is placed on most homes. Many homeowners prefer to have horizontal because it creates a more traditional look. Depending on the type, the horizontal can be applied as strips or shingles. It does not involve any extra steps like vertical. When installing horizontal note the more even the wall looks, the better the outcome will look.

Vertical Siding

Vertical is most commonly found on non-residential structures such as office buildings, barns and tool sheds. Even though it is not commonly found on homes, it does not mean that homeowners cannot choose to install vertical. When installing vertical, it takes a few extra steps, such as adding furring strips horizontally to create a level surface for nailing when applying vertical onto brick, stucco or block.

Which Type of Siding is Right for You?

When choosing between vertical and horizontal, homeowners should look through catalogs and websites for examples of each type on buildings. If that’s not helpful enough, they could go around their town looking for examples and taking photographs. By looking at different examples, homeowners will learn which style best works with their personal preferences and their home’s style. If homeowners are interested in vertical, they should check with an appraiser to see if that would hurt the value of their home or affect its selling ability. – Bob Vila

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