Vertical Siding: Why It’s Better Than Horizontal Siding

Planning to get siding installed in your home? Apart from the materials, you also have the option between horizontal and vertical siding. The orientation of the siding may not seem very important, but they will actually “operate” differently. The Carpenter’s Touch discusses this further.

Vertical Siding

Maintenance-Free Siding

Our siding contractor highly recommends vertical siding if you want your exterior covering to be maintenance-free. Since the slats are oriented vertically, dirt, water, and other debris doesn’t accumulate on them unlike with horizontal siding. This means less clean-up and less wear and tear.

Superior Siding Materials

Most of the materials used for vertical siding boast superior physical and elemental resistance than their horizontal counterparts. Vinyl, for example, has higher physical and elemental resistance than traditional wood-shake. It’s also immune to rotting, unlike wood siding. Other vertical siding materials include aluminum and fiberglass.

Easy to Install

Vertical siding is actually easier to install than horizontal siding since, in the case of vinyl siding, it has interlocking panels. While you can technically install it on your own, our vinyl siding contractor recommends getting a professional to do it for you. We’ll professionally install your new system so that it looks good and protects your home for a long time.  

James Hardie® Siding

Our team uses HardiePanel® Vertical Siding from James Hardie. It boasts a unique appearance without looking to trendy, and the crisp and clean lines make it ideal for contemporary and modern homes. It also boasts an excellent array of color options, with some even mimicking the appearance of wood! It’s the superior choice if you want vertical siding in your home.

At The Carpenter’s Touch, we have access to the full range of excellent James Hardie siding systems. Give us a call at (973) 994-1085 for more information on our services. Our siding contractor serves homeowners throughout Morristown, NJ.

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