Blend Different Siding

Horizontal or vertical siding, staggered or straight shingles—having trouble choosing one home siding option? Lucky for you, you don’t have to. Turns out, mixing it up is all the rage. Homeowners blend siding styles to their home’s façade to add interest.

The classic horizontal boards like HardiePlank® lap siding may be the first siding image that comes to mind, but you can opt for HardiePanel® vertical siding, staggered or straight edge HardieShingle® siding, and even different siding widths and textures (like smooth, Cedarmill© or stucco).

A good first step is to take a look at your home’s architectural style to see what siding(s) would work best with its form. Then, play with the vast design choices at your fingertips; there are plenty to choose from.

For a hint of inspiration—here’s a look at a few homes that pull off the merge of multiple siding choices.

This home combines four siding styles while suiting the home’s look. It takes close inspection to see each of the styles incorporated, including straight edge HardieShingle siding and HardiePlank lap siding in Heathered Moss, HardiePanel vertical siding in the gables in Mountain Sage, along with the stone accents.

Blending Siding

This cute craftsman home is clad in HardiePlank lap siding in Woodstock Brown. The home’s gables are sided in staggered shingles in a burnt orange hue, with brown accents and Arctic White HardieTrim boards.

 

When designing your home’s exterior, don’t feel like you have to stick to a single siding choice—feel free to mix it up.

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