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Horizontal or Vertical Siding: Which Should You Install?

Vinyl siding is a great investment since it’s durable, low maintenance, and aesthetically pleasing. Once you decide on vinyl siding, you’ll have to choose how you’re going to install it—either vertically or horizontally. As your local siding contractor, we offer some tips in today’s post on how to make the decision.

Horizontal or Vertical Siding: Which Should You Install?

Siding, Orientation, and Speed

Horizontal siding, the more traditional option, is easier and more straightforward to install. But vertical siding also has benefits and can give your home a rich, multidimensional look. Vertical siding requires more steps to install, as the furring strips need to be installed horizontally underneath to achieve the same level of smoothness as horizontal siding. As a result, know that installing vertical siding for your siding replacement might take more time.

Aesthetics and Functionality

Although vertical siding does require more steps, many homeowners believe that it trumps horizontal siding in both aesthetics and functionality. Vertical siding is not seen as often, making it more unique. If you want to give your home a bit of personality and have it stand out from the rest, vertical siding might be the way to go.

In terms of functionality, vertical siding has one advantage over its horizontal counterpart: it is better at handling precipitation. With horizontal siding, water can end up pooling between the slats, which can cause premature aging. You won’t have this problem if you install your siding vertically.

Whether you want it installed horizontally or vertically, you can count on Colonial Roofing to ensure professional and accurate siding installation every time. Give us a call at (703) 822-7222 for more information on our services. We offer siding replacement and installation services throughout Triangle, VA.

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