Siding has such a big visual impact on a home’s exterior. Choices abound with regards to siding selection. Lap siding is one option that is gaining a lot of popularity. We’ll go over the three primary styles of lap siding and explain how they contribute to your property’s curb appeal.
This is the most common variety and is also known as clapboard siding. The planks are slightly thicker at the bottom than they are at the top. They overlap from the top downward. Many homeowners appreciate the look, though the overlap is actually designed for creating a watertight seal to prevent water seepage.
Horizontal lap siding is actually a mainstay in country and beach homes. Keep this in mind if you’re aiming for a non-contemporary design.
Unlike Dutch lap, shiplap siding does not overlap. The boards almost have an appearance of being butted against one another, creating a cleaner and smoother surface. Shiplap is not exclusive to the exterior of the house; some homeowners even use shiplap siding for their interior walls.
This siding variety uses a tongue-and-groove system for installation. This is similar to the way laminate floor boards are pieced together.
Fiber cement comes in multiple designs. The boards may overlap one another like in horizontal Dutch lap siding. The surface can take on various textures, including different wood or stone grains.
While a bit pricier, this siding is sturdy and highly resistant to temperature fluctuations, insect infestations, and humidity. Aside from the occasional hosing and cleaning, little other maintenance is necessary.
A home renovation is a great way to end 2017 and welcome the New Year. Contact Exteriors Unlimited for siding and window replacement. View our gallery to see how different lap sidings appear for different styles of homes in the Spokane area.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
Serving Spokane, Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, Medical Lake, Cheney, Sprague, Reardan, Spangle, Rockford, Fairfield, Edwall, Ford, Clayton, Deer Park, Colbert, Chattaroy, Mead, Airway Heights, Davenport, Ritzville, Nine Mill Falls, Rosalia, Oakdale, Tekoa, Colfax, St. John, and Endicott Springdale, Elk, Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene since 1984