Vertical Siding vs. Horizontal Siding

Vertical Siding

Vertical siding is frequently found on non-residential structures such as office buildings, barns, and tool sheds. However, it can add an interesting decorative element to a home. During installation, it takes a few extra steps, such as adding furring strips horizontally to create a level surface for nailing when applying vertical siding onto brick, stucco, or concrete block. It can also be combined with other types of siding and ornamental accents to create a truly unique look.

Horizontal Siding

Emmons Horizontal Siding

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

Which Type of Siding is Right for You?

When choosing between vertical siding and horizontal siding, look through catalogs and photos online for examples of each type of siding on buildings to see what catches your eye. You can also drive around your neighborhood and look at other homes to learn what might work best with your personal preferences and style of home. If you’re still looking for inspiration contact the experts at Emmons Roofing & Siding. We can discuss the type of siding that will work best for your home and provide you with a free estimate on replacing your existing siding.