How to Use Vertical Siding in Home Design
Vertical siding has been rising in popularity in recent years due to its fresh look and the ability to complement many home styles. It can be used to add an edge to a contemporary home, or as an eye-catching accent alongside traditional lap siding. With LP® CanExel® UltraPlank™ vertical siding, you have many beautiful options to make your home’s exterior stand out.
Use Vertical Siding as the Primary Siding Profile
A vertical siding orientation is a sure way to add visual punch to your home design, and a particularly effective way to add character to a house that lacks architectural details. The beauty of vertical siding is that it adds a unique look to an exterior without being too trendy. Clean lines make it a smart choice for strong, contemporary designs.
Use Vertical Siding as an Accent
Many architects and designers like to mix things up and use a combination of vertical and horizontal lap siding to achieve a varied look. While traditional lap siding is ideal for long spans along the side and back of a home, vertical siding is the perfect way to emphasize height on low porch walls, gables or dormers, or to lend drama to an entryway. It also makes a great accent on the second floor of a house.
Find an Experienced Installer
Installation of vertical siding is more complex than traditional siding installation due to extra precautions that must be taken to prevent water leakage between the panels. When opting for this style, builders and homeowners should look for an experienced CanExel siding installation contractor to handle their project. For more information about UltraPlank vertical siding – featuring the deeply textured, signature wood grain that CanExel is known for – contact your nearest dealer.
Amy Lindholm is the Brand Manager at LP Corp overseeing all Siding brand management activities including strategic plan development, media and digital communication. She has over 15 years of marketing and brand management experience in full-service marketing agencies with an emphasis on brand development, consumer merchandising, and retail sales promotion management working with large blue-chip clients. She also has a B.S. from New York University. She combines two of her loves, travel and racing, to compete in half or full marathons and triathlons across the globe.