A good looking home is not only something that owners can be proud of but it also sets the stage for its surroundings depending on location. Isolated, or ‘out in the country’ these homes tend to be staples serving as a gathering place for the outlying lands and a focal point of a property. Inside a more developed community, homes typically are somewhat replicated and share similar characteristics - roof styles, doorways, entrance points, and other components. Whether by building materials used or simply design, the overall community concept can be tied together through a common theme. However, even with these limitations there are still ways to set your property apart from neighbors and while some may enjoy the commonality, there are still ways to make a subtle impression.
There are many reasons to love vinyl siding and either as a main surface component or accent piece applied to a brick home, the growing popularity makes this construction material a great choice. However, even with the same uses, style, and colors engaged throughout a development or neighborhood, there are still ways to incorporate a sense of uniqueness and personalization to a property. Utilizing vertical vinyl siding is a method which is gradually making its way into the home construction scene and for good reason. Not only do homeowners receive the benefits of vinyl materials overall, but there are even more advantages by electing to install some in a vertical pattern on the home.
These advantages include each of the following, while helping to create at least some discussion about the possibilities of applying vertical vinyl siding components on your existing home or new construction.
If your home is viewable from the street, then increasing curb appeal will not only impact your property value in the event you are listing it for sale, but also help to raise the overall prices around your neighborhood while creating a warm and inviting environment. Many communities are adopting housing authorities which control such items as trash pickup, yard upkeep, porch furniture, and other varying components - including home colors and or style. However, the implementation of vertical vinyl siding is something that typically adheres to these potential guidelines while also helping to set your home apart.
In addition, the ever popular board and batten vertical design style which has been utilized as an interior developing concept for quite some time is also now being applied to exterior surfaces. Creating a unique look and aesthetically pleasing style, this concept is easily achieved through the implementation of vertical vinyl siding, adding a special look completely different from that being offered by a horizontal installation.
While both horizontally aligned vinyl siding and its vertical counterparts are relatively maintenance free, the up and down concept can be even easier to maintain. To begin, when cleaning with soap and water, vertical boards allow for the water to flow freely from the top application point, down and over the entire siding section - whereas horizontally aligned pieces require constant and acute water application with extra care taken to ensure the overlapping portions of the siding are cleaned and no water seeps underneath the siding panels.
In the event that a piece of siding should ever need to be replaced, the interlocking mechanisms of vertical siding allow for pieces to be interchanged relatively easily compared to a more traditional installation. Both of these features point toward vertical alignment offering an easier method of maintaining that ‘like new’ feel above traditional horizontally installed pieces.
While pressure washing remains a debatable topic for homeowners, knowing how to clean vinyl siding correctly can make all the difference. Fortunately, the watertight properties of vertical installations make pressure washing your siding even easier.
While both horizontal and vertical vinyl siding may be used as accent pieces on a home, the vertical alignment creates a more unique design and focal point for applicable homes. Typically installed above entranceways or at points of roof intersection, the vertical components take a viewer’s eyes from the ground up and then across a property, creating a sense of completeness and tying together the exterior design components.
Especially on brick homes, where the traditional sight lines run right to left and across the width of a building - vertical vinyl siding accents help to break up this concept and give properties a sense of personality.
Both options of vinyl siding are extremely durable and able to withstand natural elements but similar to upkeep, the vertical implementation offers a better sense of durability. One main reason for this enhanced feature is the ability to protect against rainwater being trapped under the existing folds associated with horizontal installations.
Vertical alignment allows for rainwater to simply flow freely upon impact down the entire surface area and to the ground without being impeded. In the long run, this makes vertical vinyl siding a more durable option than horizontal due to the increased risk of water damage.
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