Horizontal Clapboard Siding

Traditional Looks & Lasting Protection

Horizontal clapboard siding continues to be among the most popular residential siding materials used in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and Emmons Roofing & Siding is the company to trust if you’d like to have new clapboard installed on your home. Emmons is a fully licensed and insured siding contractor that’s served this region for more than three decades. We’re established and trusted. Our siding installers are highly skilled and experienced tradespeople. Emmons only uses the best siding products available, and our proven techniques will beautify and protect your home for many years to come.

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Horizontal Clapboard Siding Installation

What Is Horizontal Clapboard Siding?

Clapboard is a traditional siding style that’s been used in America since Colonial times. The siding boards are often installed in a horizontal orientation with each board overlapping the next. The original horizontal clapboard siding was made from wood, and while wood is still an option, most homeowners opt for modern materials, such as fiber cement and vinyl, which are more affordable and easier to maintain. Clapboard is a rather broad classification, and there are different styles to choose from. Traditional lap is the standard style of clapboard. Dutch lap boards have a concave face that provides more aesthetic complexity, and beaded seam boards have a V-shaped groove that adds shadows.

Why You Should Choose Emmons

Emmons is the right choice for your horizontal clapboard siding installation because we’ve been helping area homeowners improve and protect their homes for more than 30 years. We are a VSI-certified siding installer and possess many of the industry’s most prestigious certifications. All of our work is backed by a satisfaction guarantee and a three-year labor warranty in addition to the industry-leading warranties that come with the siding products we install. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and care, and that approach is reflected in our BBB accreditation with an A+ rating, our many positive reviews online, and our excellent track records with online services like Angie’s List and HomeAdvisor.

Signs It’s Time for New Siding

It’s always better to replace your horizontal clapboard siding a little too early than a little too late. We encourage homeowners to replace their siding as they near the expected lifespan of their current material rather than reaching or going beyond it. This approach will save you money in the end. Siding that is missing, cracked, warped, or rotted is an indication a homeowner has already waited too long. Signs of a moisture problem include siding that is bubbling or blistering or which has growth on it, such as fungus or mold. Pest infestations can indicate a moisture problem as well. Moisture issues with siding can also manifest in the home, such as damage to wallpaper and paint, and you should also monitor your energy spending and be mindful that old siding can be the reason for a sudden spike.

The Benefits of New Siding

There are many great reasons to invest in new horizontal clapboard siding, and those include enhancing your home’s curb appeal and increasing your property value. In fact, the average return on investment for new siding installation is an impressive 80%. Siding protects your home’s underlying structure. New siding not only ensures continued protection in the years ahead but is an opportunity for us to inspect that structure closely and make any repairs if necessary. Siding is also key to the building envelope, and new siding will enhance energy efficiency and thus reduce your heating and cooling costs.

Many Types of Vinyl Clapboard Siding

Horizontal clapboard siding is not a singular type of siding but rather an entire family made up of different styles, and Emmons installs all of them. The two most popular are Dutch lap and beaded seam, and we also install board and batten siding and shingle and shake siding.

Dutch Lap Siding Installation

Dutch Lap Siding

Dutch lap is a popular alternative to traditional lap siding. The Dutch style differs from the traditional approach with a curved recess that provides a more complex and interesting aesthetic.

Beaded Seam Siding Installation

Beaded Seam Siding

Beaded seam siding has a V-shaped groove that runs along the bottom of the board and adds shadows. This is the most popular siding style for fiber cement products but is available with vinyl products as well.

Vertical Board & Batten Siding Installation

Vertical Board and Batten Siding

Board and batten is a style of siding in which the boards are installed vertically rather than horizontally. It’s traditionally been associated with a rustic aesthetic but is available in many modern designs too.

Cedar Shake Siding Installation

Shake and Shingle Siding

Shingle and shake siding are types of cedar siding and are also available in vinyl. Shingle siding has a smooth appearance whereas shake siding has much more texture due to a rough-hewn aesthetic.

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Trusted Siding Repair & Replacement Estimates

If you’re considering repairing or replacing your siding, Emmons can come out to your home and perform an inspection and provide you with an accurate estimate at no cost and without obligation. During that consultation, we can answer any questions that you may have, discuss the pros and cons of repairing versus replacing, explore your siding replacement options, and much more.

Stucco Removal Services

If your stucco siding is nearing the end of its life or has already been compromised, Emmons can remove it and install new horizontal clapboard siding in its place. Our stucco remediation specialists will remove all of the existing stucco and related materials from your home and make repairs as needed. We’ll then have siding installation specialists come in behind to install the new siding that will protect and beautify your home for decades to come.

The Siding Materials We Work With

Emmons specializes in all types of horizontal clapboard siding that is used for residential purposes in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The two types we install most often are vinyl and fiber cement siding.

Vinyl Siding Installation

Vinyl Siding

Many of the most popular vinyl siding products are manufactured to look like traditional horizontal clapboard siding. Vinyl is affordable and long-lasting while requiring little to no maintenance.

Fiber Cement Siding Installation

Fiber Cement Siding

Fiber cement siding was developed as a more affordable alternative to clapboard. It does require more maintenance than vinyl but can last upward of 50 years with the proper care.

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Schedule a free horizontal clapboard siding consultation and estimate through our website. You can also call us at 1-856-885-6677 or contact us with any questions about the siding services and products we offer.

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