siding on small 70s ranch

madutoAugust 13, 2012

We are getting new siding for our 70s ranch. I'm thinking that normal horizontal vinyl siding all over would look boring. As you can see, the house has a small front area, which is the area I'm most concerned with (shrubs in front need to be trimmed..covering red brick) We would like to add a little interest somehow, maybe with shingles or something. Any help would be appreciated!

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Shingles would look charming on your home, either uneven-edge or even-edge. They would give your home a welcoming cottage feel.

Since you already have brick along the fourth or so of your home, it would be best to eliminate that horizontal line at window-top height. Don't change materials there -- keep the siding the same up to the roof.

Are those shutters on either side of the bay window? Lose them. They look silly and far too small to be real.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2012 at 6:49PM
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Uh, sorry, I meant SHAKES, not shingles!

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 10:03PM
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