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DUTCH LAP Siding Repair & Installations

DUTCH LAP REPAIRS 

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Dutch Lap siding Repairs & Installations

Siding protects the exterior of your home while giving it a finished appearance and instant curb appeal. Many sidings, however, require a lot of maintenance and eventual replacement in order to keep protecting your home properly.

 

Dutch lap siding is an alternative to the more high-maintenance siding types. Dutch lap doesn’t require the same kind of care or regular painting that some siding needs and it comes in a range of attractive styles and colors. Horizontal lap siding has been around for more than a century, and while it’s most commonly seen in wood, vinyl’s unique manufacturing style means that it’s ideally suited to this type of attractive siding as well.

 

Dutch lap siding is one of the most common siding styles in use today.  While there are numerous styles of siding available, most installers and homeowners are probably most familiar with the Dutch lap style.

 

Dutch lap siding has a slightly concave face with a notch, which creates a bump out on the surface, casting a shadow over the course below. Most Dutch lap siding is plain, but the face can be milled with different decorative features, such as wood grain texture.

Why You Should Consider Dutch Lap Siding

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You may have heard the words “Dutch lap siding” if you’re replacing the siding of your home. This is a style of vinyl siding that creates overlapping horizontal rows. It’s designed to resemble hand-carved.

Dutch lap siding is popular because it’s also fairly economical. It costs less to produce than the bevels and ogees of other siding types and is quick and easy to install. So, many times when you look at a home and see a type of plank-style siding, what you’re looking at is likely to be Dutch lap siding.

 

Vinyl siding is frequently produced as a Dutch lap. The way that vinyl is made and attached to the home works particularly well with this style of siding. As vinyl is frequently installed two courses at a time, the molding of the siding lends itself to having a reveal and shadow. At the same time, the clean edge of traditional horizontal lap siding is easy to produce with vinyl, so you get a nice clean line between the bottom edge of one course of siding and the shadow it produces on the lower level.

 

Like all vinyl siding, Dutch lap vinyl is durable and easy to care for. The color goes all the way through the planks, so it won’t scratch, scrape or peel off. This is a bonus for people that like the look of horizontal lap siding, as attempting to scrape and paint evenly beneath the reveal can be a challenge.

 

This style of siding is popular because it’s also fairly economical. It costs less to produce than the bevels and ogees of other siding types and is quick and easy to install. So, many times when you look at a home and see a type of plank-style siding, what you’re looking at is likely to be Dutch lap siding.

 

Vinyl is also very easy to install, particularly as a Dutch lap siding. It’s lightweight and easy to move, cut, and manipulate, so no matter how long the planks are, how high up you’re installing them or how many people are assisting in the job, it’s not a difficult or time-consuming endeavor. This can help keep costs down, making Dutch lap vinyl siding even more economical than its wood predecessors.

 

This classic style of siding works well on nearly any architecture, so if you’re hoping to get the benefits of cladding your home in vinyl, and want to give your home a classic, attractive siding style at the same time, vinyl Dutch lap siding makes an excellent choice. Whether your home is a ranch or a colonial, new or being renovated, vinyl can give you the low maintenance style you’re looking for.

 

Vinyl siding is impervious to moisture, insects and freeze/thaw conditions, so it works well in a variety of climates. And no matter how many years it’s exposed to rainy conditions, vinyl siding will not rot. The same can’t be said about any type of wood siding, including the popular Dutch lap style.

Dutch Lap Siding Benefits

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Dutch lap siding is meant to imitate wooden boards that were beveled on the top half at a 45-degree angle, with the lower half at a 90-degree angle. This gives Dutch lap siding a stylish profile and more shadowing, which can give the home a more complex texture.

 

Europeans brought the Dutch lap style to the United States during the Colonial period. This makes it an ideal choice for Long Island homeowners that want to give their home a traditional look to match the region’s history.

 

Dutch lap is a sturdy style that holds up well to New York’s four seasons and fickle weather. Whether you experience the hot, humid summers of the eastern coast or the harsh winters on the western side, Long Island homeowners don’t have to worry about the durability of their home’s Dutch lap siding.

 

Thanks in part to its popularity, Dutch lap siding can be found nearly anywhere. Although home siding replacement is best left to the professionals, you can also find Dutch lap siding in most major hardware and home-supply stores.

 

Dutch lap siding comes in fewer sizes, which can limit customization options. It is also a more costly style of siding. For homeowners who need a durable siding in an attractive style, however, Dutch lap is an ideal choice.

 

Lap siding features long, flat boards that overlap to shed water and prevent it from reaching the walls. Choose from narrow, regular or wide widths, ranging from 3” to 7”. Our durable, low-maintenance lap siding and accessories come in a variety of styles, colors and finishes to create the ideal look for your home.

 

There are a wide variety of lap siding styles in a large number of colors to design a unique home with beautiful curb appeal. The overlapping design of lap siding makes it quick and easy to install compared to other types of siding. This can help you save time and money on your new construction home or remodel project.

 

Lap siding is designed to shed water, helping protect your walls from moisture damage. Vinyl lap siding offers the traditional look of wood with the low maintenance performance of vinyl. Our durable vinyl material can stand up to harsh conditions such as heat, extreme sun, hail and high winds. Unlike wood, vinyl siding doesn’t need to be painted or stained. It also won’t crack, rot or peel. It’s designed for durability so you can spend more time enjoying your home and less time maintaining it. If your lap siding is in need of repair, you’ll only have to replace the damaged plank, making it easy and affordable to maintain.

 

Vinyl lap siding offers the traditional look of wood with the low maintenance performance of vinyl. Our durable vinyl material can stand up to harsh conditions such as heat, extreme sun, hail and high winds. Unlike wood, vinyl siding doesn’t need to be painted or stained. It also won’t crack, rot or peel. It’s designed for durability so you can spend more time enjoying your home and less time maintaining it. If your lap siding is in need of repair, you’ll only have to replace the damaged plank, making it easy and affordable to maintain.

 

Our aluminum lap siding is engineered for strength and beauty. It’s lightweight, easy to install and completely waterproof. It includes up to 67% recycled materials and is 100% recyclable, making aluminum a sustainable option for your home.

Vinyl, Color & More Siding Options

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Some of your choices in siding style include:

  • Clapboard – which has the traditional look of a flat or planed board. It is America’s most popular siding style.
  • Dutch lap siding offers a flat profile accented by a gentle chamfer along the upper edge. Its beveled style creates a unique statement for your home. 
  • Hand-split shakes – which are crafted to represent the natural look of cedar shakes. It is popularly used by homeowners to accentuate architectural aspects of their homes. 
  • Scallops help highlight gables, window boxes and eave edges, as well as create frieze boards and bands to emphasize your home’s style. 
  • Shake shingles are often hand-crafted and bring out the look of real a cedar ply to your home. 
  • Cedar is popular when it’s used to accentuate the architectural aspects of your home or to side your entire house.

Why Choose Expressway

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We at Expressway would love to handle all of your siding and home needs. However, we know that there are a ton of options to choose from. So why should you choose us? We can easily talk about our own quality – and the ‘Expressway advantage’. However, we like to let our work speak for itself. Feel free to check out our reviews look at some of our previous work. We know that after you take a look, you will see just how much pride we take in each project. For more information feel free to fill out the form below or give us a call at 631.772.6363.

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