Vinyl siding is the choice for siding in 30 percent of new homes, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. It’s no wonder. There are many types of vinyl siding styles to choose among and they can cost less 45 percent less to install than wood shingles, clapboard, or brick, according to Consumer Reports. All vinyl siding styles need very little care, apart from a thorough washing every year or so. Manufacturers offer many types of vinyl siding styles.
Brick and Stone. Molded polypropylene panels mimic the look of brick or stone facing. Many homeowners use brick or stone panels as an accent along with this choice among vinyl siding styles.
Cedar Shake. Cedar shingle look-alike, which is called cedar shake, is growing in popularity among vinyl siding styles.
Log Cabin. The rustic all-American log cabin can be reproduced with vinyl siding. Stacked “logs” are patterned and colored to look just like the real thing.
Liquid Vinyl Siding. Different from other vinyl siding styles is liquid vinyl siding, which is applied like paint. Its smooth surface makes it look like fresh paint over its lifetime.
Seamless Vinyl Siding. At the end of an installed vinyl siding panel is a “seam,” where damage can occur. Seamless vinyl siding is made of longer strips, for fewer seams and a cleaner look.
Vertical. Vinyl siding doesn’t have to be installed in lines parallel to the horizon. New designs among vinyl siding styles allow strips to be put up in vertical lines for a modern appearance.