If you want to give your home an historic look, the exterior finish is important. Siding gives you many options for more traditional finishes. If you want to have a craftsman-style look, there are options like shake to give you the look you want. In addition, there are also materials for vertical siding that looks more traditional or log cabin siding veneers. Here are some more traditional siding solutions to give your home an historic look:
1. Shake Siding for Custom Features with An Historic Appearance
Shake has been used for hundreds of years as an exterior finish of homes. Shakes are hand split wood materials that are installed on walls, roofs and other areas. Today, you have a choice of hand split shakes, wood shingles and synthetic materials to give your home the look of shake. You can use a modern material like fiber cement, but keep your home in line with an historic appearance that you are trying to accomplish. This can be good in historic neighborhoods where there are requirements for the appearance of new homes and restorations.
2. Lap Siding and Log Veneers for A Traditional Rustic Appearance
Lap siding is another option that you will want to consider for a traditional appearance, which can also have raw edges. The raw wood materials are a great solution to give a rustic look to your home. In addition to unfinished lap siding, there are also many options for log veneer siding. The log finishes are a great choice if you want an historic log home in a rural area. The log veneers are more affordable than real log construction.
3. Board-And-Batten and Vertical Siding for A Traditional Appearance
Board-and-batten is another type of siding that is going to give your home a more traditional finish. Vertical siding come in many different materials, which can be vinyl, raw lumber or modern composites. If you are going for more of a craftsman-style look for your home, using vinyl and composites will also give you many options for the color of your exterior. Raw lumber will give you the choice of painting it for color or staining it to give your home more of a natural wood finish.
With these options for siding, your home will have an historic look and custom siding. Contact a siding contractor to help with the installation of your siding and talk with them about custom features to give your home more of a traditional look.