3 Types of Lap Siding Available for Your Home

Lap Siding

Lap siding is one of the most popular kinds of siding out there. Here are three different kinds you can choose for your home.

Lap siding is an incredibly beautiful and popular choice for your home’s new siding. While almost every homeowner has heard of a type or two of siding ending in –lap, most people aren’t quite sure what that means (or the differences between the types!). Here’s what you need to know about the three types of lap siding available for your home.

Horizontal Dutch Lap Siding

This is the most common type of siding used on homes throughout the country. This type of siding is also known as clapboard siding. You can recognize this siding by looking for long, even planks that are tapered to be thicker at the bottom and thinner at the top. Horizontal Dutch lap siding overlaps starting at the top to keep the elements away from your home. This lap siding is installed starting at the bottom and can be purchased in a wide variety of sizes and board types, including highly textured boards and smooth and matte boards. If you are feeling creative, you can install horizontal Dutch lap siding in multiple widths as well.

Shiplap Siding

This type of lap siding continues to gain popularity, though it is still a stylish and unique choice. Ship lap siding creates the appearance of siding boards stacked directly on top of each other, like a ship. Shiplap makes the outside of your home seem smooth and sleek, without any texture. Many homeowners also incorporate shiplap siding on the inside of their homes for a different and historical look. Shiplap siding is installed with a tongue and groove system, like laminate flooring, to ensure that water still remains outside of the home.

Fiber Cement Lap Siding

Fiber cement lap siding, in many ways, offers homeowners the best of both worlds. Fiber cement lap siding is available in many different widths and colors, including wood options, so that you can get the exact style and aesthetic you want your home to have. Fiber cement lap siding is much sturdier and stronger than other types of lap siding. This type of lap siding is designed to resist insect infestations, moisture, wind, rain, and other types of weather so that your home can look even better with less maintenance.

Lap Siding from Schaefer Siding

Schaefer Siding & Exteriors provides a huge variety of services for your home, from window installation to roofing repair. We are EPA certified, a Hardie Preferred Remodeler, VSI Certified, and a CertainTeed 5-Star Contractor. We take an immense amount of pride in the quality of our work and know that you will love the finished result. We have almost 40 years of experience in giving our customers high-quality roofs, siding, and more. To get a quote or learn more, give us a call at 410-781-4028 or visit us online. To get more tips, follow us on Houzz, YouTube, Pinterest, Facebook, Google+, and Twitter.

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