Do you live in a pre- or early-1900s home? The property clearly has an old-world charm. Nevertheless, with the passage of time cladding surfaces become worn and rotten. We’ll explain why vinyl siding for historic homes is the best choice from both a functional and aesthetic level.
Why Vinyl Siding for a Century-Old Home?
Circa 1900-era homes in the Pacific Northwest mostly contained yellow clapboards with blue or white scallop detailing. This is a signature look for residences of that period.
Vinyl siding comes in many varieties that resemble this type of clapboard minus the upkeep. Installers can often find an exact or near-exact match. In fact, homeowners have their choice of over 400 certified and fade-resistant color palettes.
While clapboards of those days were wood, modern vinyl siding can replicate the same look. Side-by-side, wood and made-to-look-like-wood siding are nearly indistinguishable, even up close.