Chapter 2

Siding Styles

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Factors to consider when choosing the right siding for your home in a neighborhood with a sidewalk and trees.
Cozy gray and tan cottage style home with blue front door.

Choosing new siding for your home can be an exciting opportunity to showcase your family’s unique personality and style. With endless options to mix and match materials, it’s easy to find just the right look. To help get you started, we’ve highlighted a few popular siding styles: Lap Siding, Board and Batten, and Shingles and Shakes.

Lap Siding

Lap siding, also known as clapboard siding, consists of long, overlapping boards. The size of the overlap can vary, with lap siding available in a variety of sizes. This style is a popular choice for new homes and remodels due to its clean and charming appearance. Lap siding pairs well with stucco, stone, and brick.

For more information on lap siding, visit our article, “What is Lap Siding”.

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A white home is being built in a neighborhood.

Board & Batten

Board and batten is a timeless style that has been around for almost two centuries. It begins with wide vertical planks, which are joined by thin vertical strips. The planks serve as the main siding, while the battens add decorative touches. You may also want to consider “reverse” board and batten as an alternative to the traditional style.

Shingles & Shakes

Shingles and shakes offer a lot of character and charm to a home, and are popular for smaller homes or as accents on larger ones. Historically made of cedar, these siding options now come in a variety of materials.

home exterior with cedar shake siding


If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the many siding options available, our PRO TIP is to start by driving around your neighborhood. Take note of the different styles in your area and consider what you love and hate about them. Pay attention to the architecture of your home and what others in your area are already doing. When you’re ready to replace your siding, your mood board of snapshots and notes will help you zero in on the right product for your home.

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