Like banisters, wainscoting, and porch rails, vinyl siding comes in a variety of shapes. Some have deeper overlaps or ridges, such as Dutchlap panels. Others are made to "sit" closer to the exterior wall surface for a slimmer profile, like Vertical panels, clapboard styles, and Vytec Shakes.
Shakes & Scallops

Shakes
Shakes mimic the look of wood siding with square-edged vertical lines and the texture of cedar. They can be used on an entire home or for accent on larger homes for a spectacular visual contrast.

Traditional

Traditional
Traditional, also called clapboard style, is the profile most often chosen by homeowners. Each "board" appears to overlap the one below it, creating the look of wood siding. Traditional panels "set" closer to the exterior wall for a slimmer profile

Traditional

Dutchlap
Dutchlap profiles are similar to bevel style, but with the addition of a sharply angled bevel directly underneath each "overlap." This gives the siding softer shadow lines and a more distinctive look.

8" & 10" Vertical

Vertical Siding
Vertical Siding provides a solid exterior with a virtually seamless look. Both the 8” and 10” panels are 12 ft in length which generally will cover a wall area with no seams. 8” Vertical panels are configured with two 4” sections and 10” panels have two 5” sections. Vertical Siding can be used for whole house applications or to specific areas of your home’s exterior – such as a gable ends, garage or a wall span with strong vertical lines. Vertical Siding provides a distinctive, clean look to the appearance of the completed job.

Looking at small samples, there may appear to be little difference between profile choices. When installed on walls one or two stories high, the differences will be dramatic.