Style Options for Wood Lap Siding

Woman wiping a newly-installed wooden sidingod is currently the most popular siding material. Almost every other siding material aims to mimic wood. This is because wood siding is timeless, easy to install, and readily available. Also, different treatments make wood water and insect-resistant.

Wood lap siding from companies such as Double T. Inc is the most common style nowadays in Utah properties. It generally comprises long horizontal boards overlapping with those below them. Here are the available style variations of lap siding:

Bevel Lap

Your flat boards will be cut in half to make slightly angled profiles. The bottom edge is 0.5-0.75 inches thick and extends over the upper side of the thinner board below it by approximately an inch. Bevel laps create siding slopes, which have a strong shadow line. However, they are lighter than plain laps because of their tapered contour.

Groove and Channel Lap

This style features a wide top channel called the channel rustic. This wide channel allows room for expansion and contraction due to weather changes and creates grooves between boards to generate a somewhat shadow-line effect. The boards used in groove and channel laps have a one-inch thickness compared to other styles that use boards with a 0.75-inch diameter.

Rustic Lap

This suits properties with a rustic appearance. Rustic laps resemble log cabin exteriors and feature thick boards with rounded and flat faces measuring 1½ inches. The style has a channel in the back that allows a secure overlap between its courses. Rustic laps create horizontal or wavy shadow lines.

The kinds of wood used for siding include pine, cedar, redwood, and fir. It is hard to get the given siding styles wrong with a competent installer. Regular professional maintenance contributes to the longevity of your wood siding.