There are many reasons that vinyl siding has been one of the most common types of sidings for homes over the last 50 years, but one of the big ones has to be due to the fact that it is so flexible in its design. Vinyl comes in a wide variety of shapes, styles, and colors that can be used for different aesthetics when it comes to the style of your home’s exterior.

If you want to upgrade the vinyl siding on your home and do something different than the typical stock style, then take a look at these types of vinyl siding that can really add to your curb appeal and beautify your home…

Shake Siding

Cedar shake siding was a popular style for years in traditional homes. However, shake-styled siding doesn’t need to be made of wood. Vinyl works just as well as a material to create shakes, and it can be used to capture the same aesthetic qualities of wood at a much lower cost, while also requiring less maintenance over time. Generally, vinyl shakes utilize natural colors, such as greys, browns, beiges, and greens, but you can customize them to be any color you want.

Vertical Siding

Vertical styles of siding are becoming more popular in modern home design, to the point that traditional horizontal vinyl siding can look a bit dated unless you are trying interesting things with it design-wise. This style of siding plays into a more rustic aesthetic, due to its barn or cottage-like qualities. This style is ideal for single-level homes because the vertical slats help accentuate height.

Clapboard Siding

If you are still going to go with a horizontal style of vinyl siding, then clapboards are a great way to go. Vinyl clapboard siding simulates the look of traditional painted wood since it is designed to have a grain-like texture that runs along the slats. To really get European-styled flair out of this style, you can use the Dutch Lap method to give the ends of the clapboards notches that make them seem even more like a wooden board. Clapboard vinyl is usually designed to be painted over if you use a vinyl-friendly paint, so the colors are also highly customizable.