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Four Tips To Help Give Any Siding Materials A Unique Custom Design

Diego Rojas

If you are ready to have new siding installed on your home, you have a choice of many different modern materials. Some of the materials that you may consider using include, vinyl, fiber cement and metal siding materials. There are also many different styles available for siding, such as having just lap siding or one style installed on your home. You can also combine the styles for a custom look. Here are some tips to help you combine siding materials for a custom exterior finish on your home:

1. Using Frieze To Separate Different Siding Styles

Frieze boards are wide boards that can be used to separate different siding styles. Frieze can be used to separate siding on different floors of your home too. It can also be used to separate siding on the walls of your home and siding on roof areas, such as gables. This is a simple way to change siding styles on walls and roofs.

2. Adding Trim Details To Cornice On Eaves With Siding

You can also use trim on your siding, which can be things like crown moldings on the eaves of your homes. There are many different sizes and designs to choose from. They can also be decorative trim that has detailed carved designs. Today, these trims are available in composite and synthetic materials, which can make it affordable to have custom trim installed with your siding.

3. Giving Plain Windows More Detail With Siding Trim

Many modern windows can have a plain design due to the materials they are made out of, such as vinyl and metal. These windows often have a nail flange to install them, which limits the trim and custom features they can have. If you want your windows to have more details, the siding can include trim around windows and doors to give them more of a custom appearance.

4. Highlighting Lines In Designs With The Use Of Corner Boards And Trim

If you want the siding on your home to have a custom look, you may want to make lines more visible. This can be done by adding things like wide corner boards, which can be painted a lighter color to make lines in the design of your home visible. This can also be used to separate different styles of siding and create a distinct dividing line where styles change.

These are some tips to help you combine different siding styles of a unique exterior finish for your home. If you want to have siding with a custom look, talk with a window and door installer, such as Welty Custom Exteriors, Inc, and talk with them about custom trim for your new windows.  


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By the time I finally finished saving money for my new home, I knew that I wanted something special. I didn't want to buy a starter home, and I really didn't want to deal with fixing up an older place. Instead of scouring the market and dealing with real estate agents, I decided to work with a general contractor to start building a place of my own. However, I didn't choose my contractor willy nilly either. I spend hours interviewing and researching various construction firms until I found the business I wanted to work with. This blog is all about working with contractors, so that you can make better construction decisions.