Tips on Choosing a Siding Profile for Your Home

Published March 4, 2020
By Brandon Hamilton

Whether you’re doing an exterior renovation, building a new house or improving your home design, choosing the right siding design will factor a lot into your decision-making process. 

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If you’re looking to improve your home’s curb appeal and value, you also have to provide input during the planning process. Exterior home contractors may suggest what’s good for your home, but your decision will be all that matters at the end of the day. 

So, you can start by choosing the right siding profile. After picking the material, color and design, you will need to choose a profile best-suited to your home design and personality. Here are some tips to help you with that task. 


Your home architecture should be a factor when choosing a siding profile. If you want to stick with traditional designs like Cape Cod and Colonial styles, you must choose horizontal siding orientation. Now, if you want to make your home seem taller, you should go with vertical siding profiles. Vertical siding profile is good for one-story houses like ranch and prairie styles. 


When it comes to siding installation, size does matter. Are you going to choose small or large siding panels? To answer that, you should consider your purpose and home design. Narrow panels tend to give your home the illusion of extra space because of its pronounced shadows. 


Vinyl offers many different siding textures, making it a good choice for homeowners. Cedar shakes, wood clapboard, polymeric shakes or any other designs will likely be available in vinyl variants. So, don’t be afraid to experiment with the texture to add more dimension to your house. When in doubt, you can always ask your contractor for advice. 

Need Expert Help? 

Lincoln Exterior Renovations is a staple in the Calgary home improvement industry.  The company has been an industry leader in providing our clients with quality services, such as window installation, siding replacement, exterior renovation and other home improvement solutions. 

If you’re ready to get started on your home improvement project, call Lincoln Exterior Renovations at (403) 275 4871, or fill out our contact form.

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