10 Vertical Siding Options: Choosing the Best for Your Home

Many homes feature horizontal lap siding as a standard, but that is far from the only way to clad the exterior of a home. Vertical siding, such as board-and-batten, is another option to consider. This classic aesthetic can add a lot of interest and personality to a home. 

It is a relatively simple siding material to install. It’s also one that can, once installed, clad your home in personality and durability

And you may be surprised to learn it doesn’t necessarily equate to a more expensive siding install. This modern siding style is a great option for conscientious homeowners who want the best for their homes, but with a contemporary touch.

Whether you want to clad the entire home in one style, mix materials, or are mixing siding styles, we have good news. There are many ways that you can introduce vertical siding into your design.

Vertical Siding Design Options

There are numerous types of vertical siding ideas that can work in many house styles. But while vertical siding types are fairly flexible, different vertical siding types are ideal for different home aesthetics.

The following 10 vertical siding designs are timeless options to consider. These concepts can give you a better understanding of what you may be able to achieve with this unique style:

1. Fieldstone and Board and Batten Mix

Using stone veneer or fieldstone as an accent has become a popular recent home addition. You may have even noticed it on nearby home exteriors in your area.

Stone veneer can add some color and texture that brings life to the entire facade. This home features stone veneer around the base of the home and a vertical siding above. The vertical siding helps pull the eye upward, accentuating the height of the home. This look also helps balancing out the stone veneer on the bottom.

2. Classic Brick Pairing

Many homes have a brick foundation that is visible beneath the edge of the siding. These homes are often traditional architectural styles, which means that they need a traditional siding style to match.

Board and batten is one of the oldest forms of siding in America. It was first introduced by the first sawmills, with ties to the country’s logging history. It goes without saying, then, that it makes a great choice for completing a traditional-style home.

3. Gable Accent

This home is primarily clad in steel, log-look siding. To give it more interest and dimension, it also features a matching steel board-and-batten siding just below the roof gable. This helps draw the eye upward, making the roof seem taller.

At the same time, the matching color and texture of the two sections work well together. In concert, they create a very subtle and unified appearance for the exterior, bringing it together nicely.

4. Modern Farmhouse

The modern farmhouse has rapidly been growing in popularity. Modern farmhouses incorporate many of the attributes that made the original farmhouse so popular.

But with newer amenities such as more durable siding material and wider front porches. Many new farmhouses are clad in white due to the crisp color and appearance.

This farmhouse features a white vertical siding. This classic aesthetic captures the history of the farmhouse, and gives it a new, modern appearance.

5. Natural Colors

Vertical siding colors can come in the same colors you might typically find for horizontal siding. However, when using modern vertical home siding, it’s best to either go classic or go bold. Anything in the middle may risk not living up to the striking vertical siding style itself.

This home features steel board-and-batten siding and a standing seam metal roof. The two areas not only complement one another in material, but also in their color palette. The red-brown of the siding has a natural appearance reminiscent of redwood. Meanwhile the roof and the trim add a natural green color that blends well and adds enough contrast to help it stand out.

6. Three-Part Exterior

This large home has a lot of siding to cover. In spite of this the home’s design breaks things up nicely by using a mixture of vertical siding, shingle siding, and the natural brick foundation. The vertical house siding has a seam exthat continues from the front of the house to the back. It occurs just above the lower section that drops away with the landscaping.

This creates a nice line for the eye to follow, and helps to accentuate the size and shape of the property.

It also helps keep things interesting by mixing up the materials and lines. This helps to avoid the problem that many larger homes have. Often, one type of material over too large an area can draw the eye in the wrong way.

To be sure, one of the downsides of vertical siding is it tends to make homes look larger. But a material and line mix is all you need to mitigate this issue.

7. Matching Roof and Siding Lines

A popular recent design feature may surprise you: throwing contrast to the wind in the name of uniformity. Specifically: tying together colors across both siding and roof lines.

This home features steel siding and a metal standing seam roof. After installing it on a portion of their home, the durable benefits of steel become clear. It’s common for homeowners to eventually desire steel for their entire home exterior.

By choosing a vertical board and batten siding, it helps create a flowing set of lines from the roof down the wall. This gives the home continuity and interest at the same time. And all with the durability and protection of steel.

8. Clean White Color

White siding is one of the most popular colors and styles for homes today. The clean color works on nearly every architectural style and in every region. Vertical house siding is an ideal choice for white-colored homes. To be sure, the lack of horizontal shadows that lap siding creates helps make for a crisper looking facade.

The natural wood accents in the balcony of the home make a nice contrast to the white siding. Note how this is true in both the color and the change of direction it takes. This contrast helps call attention to this part of the home.

9. Narrow Plank Board and Batten

This home features modern vertical siding over its entirety, including the chimney. To bring it more depth and interest, it uses a more narrow plank than some board and batten sidings. This style may commonly feature a wider plank, which is perfectly fine. But homes that wish to stand out are well served by an unconventional board width.

Narrower plank widths create a more pronounced look for the siding, emphasizing its placement and direction on the home. Unlike traditional home siding elements, this look is sure to be noticed.

10. Matching Garage

Homes that have multiple buildings as part of the property have several options for siding. Some will mix and match materials and styles, while others opt for a more cohesive appearance.

This property uses the same color and style of modern vertical siding on both the home and the detached garage. This creates one unified look for both standing structures. Using the same siding over the entirety of the home also helps keep a unified look.

When the overhang on the split level is held together visually, the eye can enjoy an overall vibe. While broken up levels aren’t an inherent faux pas in design terms, take note. Uniformity and cohesion will always and forever be classic.

Choose Your Ideal Vertical Siding Look

With so many ways to utilize vertical siding on your home, new looks are easy to come by. You should have no trouble finding the style, color, and placement that best complement your property. Whether you’re opting for something modern or traditional, consider vertical siding on your house.

This less often used siding style is a great way to set your home apart from the crowd and let its true potential shine. If you’re planning on redoing the exterior of your home, the choice is clear. There’s no more immediate investment than to install vertical siding. The curb appeal will be instantaneous.

But homeowners are smart to avoid less reliable materials like vinyl siding or fiber cement. Use the best materials to truly invest in your home. Invest in Trulog vertical siding to capture one of these looks for your property.

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