3 Custom Looks To Add To Your Home With New Wood Siding

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Wood siding can be a great addition to your home and gives you many different options for a custom look. It can be combined with other materials, have custom trim and include unique features like architectural details. If you want to have new siding on your home with a unique look, here are some custom ideas that you may want to consider for your home:

1. Give Your Home A Classic Dutch Look With Trim And Panels

You may want to give your home a classic Dutch look, or the look of an alpine village home. This can be done by using siding panels and wood freeze and corner boards to create a unique look. This can also be a great way to add custom structural details to the exterior of your home, such as the look of exposed timbers. This look is often accompanied with tan and brownish colors for more of an authentic look.

2. Using Shakes To Create Unique Patterns And Accents For Siding

Shakes can be another great option that you may want to consider to give your home a custom look. They can be installed in a traditional style, or they can be used to create unique patterns and designs. If you want to hide corners, the shakes can be woven around these areas instead of using a corner board. In addition, shakes can be shaped with steam bending to be used on areas with radius features or curves. This can be a great solution for areas like curved bay windows.

3. Use Reclaimed Wood Materials To Give Your Siding A Unique, Custom Look

Reclaimed materials are another solution that you may want to consider to give your home a custom look. There are many services that provide these materials and they can even be re-milled for the specific use of exterior siding. This is a good resource to get non-commercially available woods or wide plank siding with a weathered look. If you are trying to give your home a rustic look, you may want to consider using reclaimed lumber to give your siding more character. You can even check in your area for old buildings and talk with owners about removing materials before they rot away.

With some of these ideas, you will be able to give your new wood siding a custom, personalized look. Contact a custom home builder and talk with them about some of these ideas for the wood siding on your new home. 

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Protecting Your Home During Construction

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