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Lap Siding – A Great Option for Your Minnesota Home

When you’re trying to decide on a siding choice for your home, it is important to look at all of the options available to you. The choices, however, can be overwhelming.  You may have already looked into some basic siding materials and encountered lots of terms that may be unfamiliar.  Some of the siding options you may never have even heard of before. Lap siding is one of those choices.

What Is Lap Siding?

Originally lap siding was wood siding that was installed with the strips overlapping one another (hence the name). It’s a traditional siding profile and currently the most popular one in the U.S. and in Europe.

(Some people may use the term ‘shiplap,’ but this is a different style. Shiplap siding – currently a very popular term – consists of siding planks that interlock rather than overlap.)

Lap siding pieces are flat, thin strips that are installed with the edge of one piece lying over the one below it.  Originally lap siding was made of genuine wood, but now homeowners can have lap siding and it can be made from more than just wood. Vinyl and fiber cement are a couple of other options.  Standard lap siding is also known as clapboard.  There is another variant of lap siding called Dutch lap, which has a slightly different look to it.

Benefits of Lap Siding

Lap siding great for curb appeal, because it produces a traditional beauty. There are also many other reasons why choosing lap siding might be ideal for the outside of your home. We offer both fiber cement and vinyl lap siding that is not only sustainable and energy efficient but also durable, close to maintenance free, resists rotting and is available in many different colors. It is a beautiful, strong siding choice to go with.

Options for Lap Siding

The benefit of lap siding is that you can choose what type of lap siding you want to go with.  It’s available in a wide variety of colors. And if you choose James Hardie preprimed siding, you can even have it custom painted to the exact color you want when it’s installed.  You can go with which one appeals to you and the home that you have.  Wen can help you choose the right siding option for your home.

If you want to learn more about lap siding or other types of siding, give us a call here to find out even more. Window Outfitters is a licensed siding company and we work with numerous manufacturers to provide the quality siding that Minnesota residents need on the outside of their homes.

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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