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Imagine what new home siding could do for your house. Siding insulates from weather and protects from baseballs. But you knew that already, didn't you? In this day and age, with the amount of choices in styles, textures, types and colors, exterior siding can do so much more than just cover your investment. It can add some major curb appeal to your home. Siding can be as much a part of your home's architecture, mood, and style as front porches and gables. It can showcase complementary materials and transform homes that were once invisible into the new kids on the block.

So what kind of exterior siding does your home need? And what do you want it to look like? First, think about the style of your home. Is it a ranch? Cape Cod? Cottage? Victorian? Now imagine how you want to feel the next time you drive up to it. You also need to consider the area in which you live and the types of climate change your house will be experiencing. Wingler Construction and Remodeling has been in business for many years and is familiar with all the changes and weather conditions in our area, making us one of the best places to go for new siding in Columbus, Ohio. Below are a few things to get you started on thinking of new siding for your home.

SIDING BASICS

Choosing the correct new home siding can be a big undertaking. When done correctly, the proper exterior siding combined with your home's style can result in a stunning outcome. But before you can start making the magic happen, you should know the basics of siding. And, of course, our experts at Wingler will be here to guide you every step of the way.

SIDING CATEGORIES

Traditional Siding: Traditional exterior siding is where great looks and low maintenance harmoniously live together. Styles such as clapboard, beaded and Dutchlap bring the quaint to Cape Cods and Colonials.

Insulated Siding: Insulated exterior siding adds energy efficiency, UV resistance and colorfast fade resistance to the aesthetically pleasing side of things. Think high R-value plus “Look at me” value.

Shake & Shingles Siding: Shake & shingles exterior siding gives you through-the-roof curb appeal and looks perfectly at home on a variety of rustic-style architecture such as Cottage and Victorian.

SIDING STYLES

Clapboard Siding: Clapboard – also known as lap or bevel siding – is distinguished by its overlapping thin planks and can be found covering many New England-style cottages. In addition to adding quaintness, the overlapping nature of clapboard siding adds natural protection from snow and rain.

Dutchlap Siding: The Dutchlap variation of the clapboard theme exudes the traditional look of early settler mid-Atlantic homes and has its roots in the original wood versions used in North European home construction. It imitates vintage wood looks without imitating vintage wood splinters.

Vertical Siding: Rustic in nature, vertical siding has been a popular addition to a wide range of architectural styles since the medieval times of jousting and feasting. The board & batten variation of the vertical theme–with its alternating wide and narrow panels–is growing in popularity, particularly on historical homes and barns. And homes that are neither historical nor barns.

Beaded Siding: Another slightly more dramatic variation of clapboard siding, beaded siding uses (you guessed it) a rounded bead at the bottom of a course of clapboard shingles to display more pronounced shadow lines. The beaded style started as a popular style on buildings pre-dating 1800 in the southern U.S.

Cedar Shake & Shingles: Cedar shake can do a great impersonation of a New England-style summer home. Many homeowners use shake in strategic areas to complement another type of siding for a warmer, more natural look.Another kind of siding that excels as a natural, rustic accent is shake & shingles siding. It comes in a variety of geometric shapes like hexagons, half cove, square and octagon. Shake & shingles siding is popular, so you'll spot it hanging around a variety of home styles–including Cape Cod, Queen Anne and Craftsman.