The Answer to the New England Climate: Cedar Shake Vinyl Siding

Homeowners who are looking to change up the look and feel of their home might want to look into investing in cedar shake vinyl siding. A more affordable option to using actual cedar shakes, and much easier to work with, this type of vinyl siding brings a unique aesthetic look to any home. The versatility of this type of vinyl siding allows a homeowner to experiment with a variety of different looks to accentuate the home, making it a viable choice as far as vinyl siding is concerned.

Versatility is the Key

Aside from having the obvious benefit of acquiring vinyl siding that closely resembles actual cedar planks, there are a myriad of other choices from which one can choose as well. The color choices include everything from subdued tones, such as oatmeal, eggshell and slate, to more standout colors that include blueberry, key lime and papaya. These colors can be further enhanced by choosing options that include shingles, staggered or split shake and shape patterns; shapes include square, hexagon and fish scale, to name a few. With so many pattern and color schemes available, it is entirely possible to design a completely unique look for any home.

An Easy Do-It-Yourself Project for the Weekend Warrior

In addition to the amazing versatility that cedar-shake vinyl siding offers, this is a project that most homeowners can take upon themselves to complete, without the need for heavy or specialized equipment. This siding does not require that the locks be lined up, meaning there is less waste overall; and because it was modeled after actual cedar, the pattern does not repeat itself for at least 40 feet. One person can easily install the siding panels, which come in a wide array of sizes to best suit the exterior of any structure. Once installed, these siding panels are virtually maintenance-free and a homeowner can expect a useful life of anywhere from 10 to 30 years, making it a smart investment that can stand up to the New England climate.

Choosing What Works Best

Of course, when it comes to siding, the key is in finding an option that works best for the climate in which the home is located. In New England, the ever-changing climate can make choosing building materials a challenge. Cedar shake vinyl siding takes the guesswork out of the equation by offering a versatile façade that can handle the most extreme weather conditions the area has to contend with and still look as good as the day it was installed.

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