Lap Siding Styles

by admin on September 5, 2011

Lap Siding Styles

Lap Siding Styles

Many types of Lap siding styles are designed to look like wood, but there is a style known as Lap siding which is something special. Lap siding styles are the perfect way to compliment traditional homes. Lap siding styles adds old-world charm quality to any property. Lap siding styles while being beautiful tend to be just a bit more costly than when you install other types of siding, Lap siding styles and the shape adds and overall strength to the wall cladding and Lap siding is accepted as a low-cost alternative to that of installing siding with real wood. One of the Lap siding styles is the beveled edge which is fashioned by overlapping planks in horizontal rows. This type of Lap siding styles offers you with a feeling of depth that many other Lap siding styles do not have to offer. With this decorative groove that this Lap siding style comes with it also creates the look of shadows when installed giving a calm and serene atmosphere.

Lap Siding Cost

Cost of Lap siding is around $300 to $350 for a square foot and this is generally on an average basis. While there is definitely no doubt that lap siding is much more expensive than any other  siding products you can take in to consideration what you will be getting for your money and whether it is worth the money you spend to beautify the interior and the exterior of the home. Lap siding is known to be durable and is also popular so it is available readily with most manufacturers. The low-maintenance is one major attraction and once installed it looks great on any structure that gives the home a Colonial and classical look and feel.

Lap Siding Repair

  • To repair Lap siding
  • Locate the nearest wall studs on either side of the section of lap.
  • Mark them with a pencil
  • Slide wood shims under the damaged section
  • Use a putty knife to score any caulking on either side of the board.
  •  Place a wood block beneath the damaged section of lap siding
  • Use a backsaw to make the cut as far up on the board as you can
  • Remove the shims and wedge them under the section above the damaged board
  • Finish the cut with a keyhole saw
  • Remove the nails by placing the wood block
  •  Use a pry bar to gently lift the board underneath the nail.
  • Place the pry bar flat beside the nail head, and tap with a hammer until the nail pops out
  • Slip a mini-hacksaw underneath. Cut the nail shaft flush with the board beneath.

As with all type of siding, caution should be exerted when working on it.

 

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