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How to Add Interest to Your Twin Cities Home: Blend a Variety of James Hardie Siding Styles

There are a number of reasons why adding to the visual appeal of a home is an important topic. Of course, if you’re selling your home here in the Twin Cities area, you want it to immediately grab the attention of a prospective buyer. But what about if you’re planning on staying in your home?

Don’t you want your home to look attractive to YOU?

One way to do that is to combine different siding options – both styles and colors.  Combining complementary siding selections is one of the top trends in exterior home remodeling right how. And with James Hardie fiber cement siding, that’s easy to do.

Using multiple siding selections is also the answer if you can’t make up your mind which style you like best. You don’t have to choose between vertical siding and staggered shingles – you can have both!  Homeowners all across Minnesota are opting to blend siding styles to refresh their home’s façade and add interest to their homes. It’s also a great way to personalize the look of your home and make it stand out from houses around you.

The classic horizontal boards like HardiePlank® lap siding may be the first siding image that comes to mind, but you can opt for HardiePanel® vertical siding, staggered or straight edge HardieShingle® siding, and even different siding widths and textures (like smooth, Cedarmill© or stucco).

How to Combine James Hardie Siding Selections

The best place to start is looking at your home’s architectural style to see what siding style and color would work best. Then when you’ve got the base look you want, you can experiment with different siding designs and colors you could add.  With James Hardie siding, you’ve got a vast array of siding options to choose from.

Need some inspiration? Check out these homes that pull off the merge of multiple siding choices.


This home combines four siding styles that work well with the home’s look. It’s such a seamless blending that you might have to look carefully to identify the various styles. They include: straight edge HardieShingle siding and HardiePlank lap siding in Heathered Moss, HardiePanel vertical siding in the gables in Mountain Sage, along with the stone accents.



This small home shows how easy it is to use a combination of sidings. The owners used HardiePanel vertical siding in Sail Cloth, combined with Countrylane Red HardiePlank lap siding and HardieTrim® boards in Khaki Brown.


And don’t forget about using a contrasting color trim to perk up a home’s appeal. This cute craftsman-style home is protected with HardiePlank lap siding in Woodstock Brown. The home’s gables have staggered shingle siding in a burnt orange hue with brown accents and Arctic White HardieTrim boards.

When you’re choosing a new look for the exterior of your home, don’t feel like you have to stick to a single siding choice—feel free to mix it up.  Many of our customers do just that.

We’d love to talk with you about using a combination of James Hardie siding selections on your home. Why not contact us for a free in-home estimate?  We are a James Hardie Preferred Siding Contractor, and we offer siding installation in the entire Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area, including communities like Stillwater and Eden Prairie. 


Window Outfitters is a premier Window Replacement, doors, siding contractor and installer. As Contractor in the St Paul, Minneapolis, (Twin Cities) Minnesota (MN) metro, we proudly serve, but are not limited to, the following areas: Minneapolis Energy Efficient Vinyl Windows, Replacement Window Contractors Minnesota, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Lakeville, Savage, Bloomington, Edina, Richfield, Eagan, St Paul, Hastings, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Eden Prairie, Farmington MN, Chaska, Shakopee, Chanhassen, Victoria, Mendota Heights Anderson Windows Minneapolis, Marvin Windows Minneapolis.


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