Shingles and Shapes

Shingle siding gained popularity in the late 19th century, mainly in the northeastern United States. This type of profile is now widely used in areas where certain architectural styles – such as Cape Cod, Queen Anne and Craftsman – are dominant. Shingle siding is used in whole house applications or as an accent, most commonly on gables and dormers. These profiles add distinction to a design and greatly enhance curb appeal.

Because of the versatility of the technology, vinyl and other polymeric siding can comprehensively recreate a great variety of shingle profiles in this creative cladding type. These profiles are typically manufactured as a single or double course with reveals of five to nine inches. They are usually specified by the shape they replicate. Examples of shingle profiles are shown below.

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