Vinyl siding for a Ranch style home is a perfect choice in my opinion. From the vast range of color options, styles, and features that you can choose from and most importantly, it’s low costs. So if you’re in the market for vinyl siding for ranch style homes with durability and affordability in mind, you’ve come to the right place…
Thickness & Length for a Ranch style home
Let’s get started with going over the best vinyl siding styles for a ranch home. For large or small ranch style homes you need to consider the length and thickness of the vinyl siding. The reason I bring that up to start is because most ranch style houses are very long. As a home improvement contractor that has installed vinyl siding on numerous homes in the Massachusetts area, I would hands down suggest you narrow your search down to a Seamless vinyl siding option. Most vinyl siding panels come in standard lengths of 12′ feet long, however, seamless vinyl siding can have lengths up to 40’feet long. The point I’m trying to make here, is that when you use shorter length vinyl siding, it produces a lot of but-end seams that can stick out like a sore thumb when you begin to go up in thickness. Most siding contractors have ways to minimize the effects of seeing the but-ends of the vinyl by having the but-end joints lapping in the opposite direction of view.
With Seamless vinyl siding, I wouldn’t go any longer than 20′ feet long in panel lengths. The reason is because of rigidness, anything after 20’feet begins to become to heavy and can create a wavy effect. Not only that, because of expansion and contraction, if the installer doesn’t install it correctly you could end up with unsightly problems.
Vinyl siding options
With vinyl siding, you have quite a few style options to choose from. You can choose to go with a traditional clapboard style of vinyl siding for your ranch home, or you can install cedar vinyl shingles — either option is great. Depending on whether you have a large or small ranch style home, you can always collaborate the two different types of siding to make your home really stand out. You can install clapboard vinyl siding on the first half of your home and finish the upper half with cedar shingle vinyl siding — or do the reverse. By doing so, you can create the illusion of your home appearing taller. For smaller ranch homes, you can always create a boarder with cedar shingles and that looks great too.
Best color options for a ranch style home
When it comes to choosing the best colors for a ranch home, I’ll often suggest clients to go with a neutral and lighter toned colors. With darker colors, it often creates the look of your home appearing smaller in size. You can always choose to go with a darker color for the first half and later transition into a lighter tone.