Enhance Your Home by Installing New Vertical Siding
If you own a home in New Jersey and would like to enhance it with vertical siding or want your old board and batten replaced, the team at Victory Home Remodeling is here to help. Our siding experts are highly skilled and experienced in installing and replacing all manner of siding used for residential purposes. We only use the best materials on the market and provide a 100% lifetime guarantee.
What Is Vertical Siding?
Vertical siding has traditionally been called board and batten, which is a term that often evokes an older or more rustic style. But vertically oriented siding is one of the hottest trends in modern home design as well and comes in many styles that you generally wouldn’t associate with board and batten. Therefore, the terms are not synonymous. There are, however, some characteristics that are typically the same across all vertical siding products, such as a thin width. This siding type also isn’t limited to particular materials, and you can choose from fiber cement, vinyl, aluminum, wood, engineered wood, and so forth. As for styles, there is traditional, which refers to board and batten, but also modern, contemporary, transitional, Scandinavian, and many others.
Vertical vs. Horizontal Siding
As mentioned earlier, vertical siding does offer some advantages when it comes to maintenance and longevity. That said, those differences are not so great that you should choose vertical over horizontal due to them. The best reason to choose it is because you prefer the appearance. Another reason is your neighbor’s homes. If most of them have horizontal siding, vertical siding can make yours stand out. Vertical boards are also quite trendy and can help a home to sell faster as well.
Do You Need New Siding?
Victory recommends replacing siding proactively as you near the end of the expected lifespan of your current siding. Waiting for your siding to wear out is only going to cost you more in the end. There are, however, some signs to watch for that may indicate that you’ve already reached that point. That includes siding that is missing, rotted, cracked, or warped. Paint and other finishes that blister and bubble indicate moisture penetration as does mold and fungal growth. Underperforming siding can cause your energy costs to rise, and siding that has to be repainted often generally needs to be replaced.