Here at Custom Installations, we regularly perform siding installation on a variety of home styles, and are routinely asked which type of siding might work best. Our Highland Park customers have nearly unlimited choices from leading siding manufacturer James Hardie, and here are just a few you may want to consider.
Hardieplank® Lap Siding
By far the most popular type the James Hardie Company offers, Hardieplank® lap siding provides an eye-pleasing texture in a multitude of colors for even the most discerning homeowners. For a natural, down-to-earth look, choose Cedarmill siding, which mimics the look and feel of authentic cedar planks. This type of siding is popular on rustic cabins as well as historic homes. Lap siding with a smooth finish might be better for more traditional homes, while beaded Cedarmill is ideal for bungalow style-houses and cottages.
For the look of authentic cedar shingles without the required maintenance, choose Hardieshingle® siding. Most often used on Victorian or Cape Cod style homes, shingle siding allows you to accent your home’s most important architectural features, and may be used in conjunction with lap siding for added visual interest. Straight-edge panels will provide you with a more traditional look, while staggered-edge panels might be better if you would like something a bit more whimsical and contemporary.
Vertical siding is something our Highland Park customers choose when they want to accent the crisp, clean lines of their home. It can also visually lengthen your structure, which is why it is often chosen for houses with low-hanging rooflines. Some of James Hardie’s vertical siding also possesses the look of authentic wood, making it perfect for two-story farmhouses or barns that have been converted into dwelling spaces. To dramatically change the exterior of your home, choose Sierra 8 panels, which contain extensive details that add life to buildings that may otherwise contain a very drab appearance. Stucco panels are also available in a variety of colors, and are perfect for Adobe or Spanish Revival homes.
Artisan® Luxury Siding
Those who wish to make a dramatic, bold statement choose siding from James Hardie’s Artisan collection. This siding contains extra thick boards and deep shadow lines, thanks to its multi-dimensional properties. Its tongue-and-groove assembly provides exceptional aesthetics, in addition to extreme protection against any type of Highland Park weather. It also affords additional protection against termites, cracking, and shrinkage to ensure you enjoy your results for longer. The fact that it is also non-combustible makes it one of the safest types of siding on the market. Choose Artisan® luxury siding whenever you want to drastically transform your dull, ordinary home into a showpiece.
Regardless of the type of home you have, there is a James Hardie® siding product that will provide you with precisely the look you’re after. If you’d like to know more about the various options that are available, contact us here at Custom Installations so that we can provide you with some samples and better discuss your needs.