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What is Dutch Lap Siding, and Should I Consider it for my Home?

Dutch lap siding is one of many siding styles you can choose for your home. Here are a few reasons why it may be the best option.Why you should consider Dutch Lap Siding

You may have heard the name “Dutch lap siding” if you are replacing the siding of your home. This is a style of vinyl siding that creates overlapping horizontal rows. It is designed to resemble hand-carved, Old World-style wood siding.

Since there are so many siding styles to choose from, what are some reasons to choose Dutch lap? Peak Custom Remodeling has a few for you to consider.

  1. Dutch lap siding has aesthetic value.

This type of 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 Maryland homeowners that want to give their home a traditional look to match the region’s history.

  1. Dutch lap siding is strong and durable.

Dutch lap is a study style that holds up well to Maryland’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, Maryland homeowners don’t have to worry about the durability of their home’s Dutch lap siding.

  1. Dutch lap siding is widely available.

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.

Why wouldn’t you choose Dutch lap siding?

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.


To get started on your home’s new siding, or to get more information about Dutch lap siding, contact Peak Custom Remodeling today!


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