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Craftsman Siding Style Guide To Give Your Home An Artisan Look With Modern Materials

Zoe Gonzalez

When you are planning on installing siding on your home, there are a lot of choices for modern materials, but you may want a craftsman-style look. Today, there are options for different durable siding solutions that can give your home the look of craftsman artisan features when you renovate your exterior. The following guide will help give your home a craftsman-style look you want when installing new siding:

Vinyl Siding Options for A Craftsman-Style Home—If you want to have an attractive finish for the exterior of your home, vinyl siding is one of the best options. There are also options for craftsman-style features, such as vinyl siding with wood shake patterns and wood grain colors. These options will give your home a durable and affordable finish with materials that create the craftsman-style look you are looking for.

Metal Siding For A Durable Craftsman-Style Finish—Another option to consider for a durable finish is metal siding. The metal siding comes in many styles, which can be great to create a craftsman-style exterior in rural areas where the risk of wildfires could be a concern. There are other benefits to using metal, such as it being energy-efficient and lasting much longer than many other siding materials that are available.

Custom Fiber Cement Siding For Craftsman-Style Exteriors—Another option that you may want to consider for a true craftsman-style look is fiber cement siding. There are many different styles of fiber cement materials, which include:

  • Lap siding
  • Synthetic shakes
  • Board-and-batten

These are some of the fiber cement siding styles that can be used for the exterior of your home to give it a craftsman-style look. Fiber cement is installed much like the wood materials, but it is much more durable. You can also order fiber cement that is already finished with a color, so you will only need to do a minimal amount of painting after it is installed. 

Composite Lumber for Craftsman-style Molding and Trim Details—The craftsman-style exterior also needs more details. This can be done with modern materials like foam forms and composite molding and trim materials. These materials will give your home the look of custom woodwork with synthetic materials that are more durable and resistant to weathering. These materials can be used to create details at eaves and soffit, or around windows and doors. 

The right siding materials will give your home a craftsman-style look with durable materials. Contact a siding installation service and talk to them about some of these options when you get ready to renovate the exterior of your home.


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A Thank You To My Father

My name is Sara Jenkins and I am the daughter of a plumber. As a young girl, I was not very impressed by what my father did for a living, but I loved spending time with him so I was thrilled each time he asked me to help with a repair around the house. What I didn't realize at the time was that my father was teaching me skills that would prove incredibly useful in my adult life. Today, thanks to him, I have completed a long list of plumbing jobs in my own home without the need to hire a contractor. This blog is my way of saying thank you to him by sharing all of the things that he has taught me about home repairs and construction.