Choosing Outdoor Siding
Today’s market offers many types of exterior finishes for a house, but more homeowners than ever are choosing lap siding. Whether you are building a new home or simply refurbishing an older one, lap siding can help to enhance the exterior while protecting what’s inside.
What is Lap Siding?
Lap siding is designed to create a watertight seal for your home, keeping out the elements and helping to avoid any structural damage. To form this seal the lap siding varies from traditional siding style in two ways: design and installation. These two factors vary across the two main types of lap siding: Clapboard and Dutch Lap.
Styles of Lap Siding
Lap siding comes in many different materials and styles with widths from 3 to 7 inches and lengths of 12, 16 and 20 foot. Available in vinyl or polymer, there are 12 traditional types of lap siding. It is also available in double or triple “courses,” which imitates wood boards.
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Straight Lap Siding
This style of lap siding utilizes long, even planks that are slightly thicker at the bottom. Each plank has a slight curve to it from top to bottom which helps to shed water away from the home. The planks are installed from the top of the structure to the bottom, creating a water tight seal.
Dutch Lap Siding
With dutch lap the installation method is the same. The main difference is the way the planks are structured. Instaed of the slight curve with a wide base that striaght lap offers, with dutch lap the bottom portion of the plank is beveled out. This bevel creates a shadowed edge along the top and gives the home a more refined finish.
Advantages of Lap Siding
- There are many different designs as well as colors available in this product, which means there is a style of lap siding that would look stunning on your home.
- Reflects an overall appearance of wood and immediately adds beauty to the home while requiring low maintenance.
- It has does not dent like aluminum, is economical and installation is not difficult.
- The first thing most people notice about a home is the siding. Which is why it is essential to pick siding that is not only durable but also aesthetically pleasing.
With our Pro Grade Lap Siding, care has been taken by our manufacturers to produce products that are long-lasting and beautiful. We also guarantee our lap siding with an industry-leading warranty.
Do You Install Lap Siding Near Me?
Pro Home Improvement is dedicated to being the best vinyl siding contractor in Michigan. We provide our lap siding services all over Southeastern Michigan. We have helped homeowners from St Claire Shores to Ann Arbor. No matter where we install our pro Grade siding we never charge more for distance. We offer free insulation estimates that include a full inspection.