Royal Siding, a division of Royal Building Products, offers a wide variety of designs patterned after historical American styles. Royal Siding’s products are available at all Arrowhead Building Supply locations.
When it comes to re-siding an existing home or designing for new home construction, there are just a few considerations as important as the selection of the facade. Along with the roofing, nothing reflects your style and personality as much as your siding.
Each siding style leaves an impression. Will it be a good impression or will it be bad? The answer starts with the general design of your home and ends with how you feel shapes and patterns and how they should interact on the outside of your home. The only wrong decision is a hasty one.
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.
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 without the associated splinters.
Rustic in nature, vertical siding has been a popular addition to a wide range of architectural styles since the middle ages. 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.
Another slightly more dramatic variation of clapboard siding, beaded siding uses 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.
The natural look of cedar shake is found on a variety of home styles such as Cape Cod, Queen Anne and Craftsman.
Royal Siding offers a Virtual Remodeler online to assist with the selection process.