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siding on small 70s ranch

Posted by maduto (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 13, 12 at 14:40

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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RE: siding on small 70s ranch

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.


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RE: siding on small 70s ranch

Uh, sorry, I meant SHAKES, not shingles!


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