Make your home stand out in style with the textured elegance of shingle siding. Shingles offer a unique blend of durability and aesthetic appeal. They can withstand severe weather, resist decay, and even improve your home’s energy efficiency. At Standard Roofing & Restoration, we offer a wide variety of styles and finishes in shingle siding to help you create a unique look that enhances the curb appeal of your property. Our family-owned company has proudly served the Wauwatosa area for years. We take pride in our work and are ready to bring that same dedication to your shingle siding project.

An Array of Shingle Siding: A World of Choices

Shingle siding comes in a variety of materials and styles, each with its unique characteristics. The natural elegance of cedar shingles can enhance the charm of a rustic or craftsman-style home, while the clean lines of straight-edged vinyl shingles can accentuate a modern aesthetic. More intricate designs, like scalloped or fish scale shingles, can lend a touch of Victorian sophistication. Let’s review some of the most common siding options available today.

Cedar, Vinyl and Composites Among the most Popular Shingle Materials

Cedar shingle siding: The most common type of shingle siding is undoubtedly natural cedar wood, often praised for its classic, timeless beauty. Cedar shingle siding – different from cedar shakes – is environmentally friendly and renewable, with a charming aesthetic that can range from rustic to refined, depending on its finish. But because it’s made from natural wood, cedar shingle siding requires regular maintenance, including sealing or painting, to preserve its appearance and prevent damage from moisture or insects.

Vinyl shingle siding: This type of siding is made from PVC (polyvinyl chloride) plastic, a weather-resistant material able to withstand high wind, heavy rain and extreme temperatures. Unlike other materials, vinyl does not rot or corrode, and it’s impervious to pests. Available in a range of colors and styles, vinyl shingle siding can mimic the look of natural wood or stone but without the associated maintenance. It’s also typically less expensive than other siding options, making it a cost-effective choice.

Composite shingle siding: This siding option blends materials like recycled wood, fiberglass and asphalt to deliver strength, durability and aesthetic appeal. Like vinyl, composite shingles can mimic other siding materials, including wood, stone, or brick. Composite shingles also are often more resistant to weather damage, rot, and pests than natural materials. With high longevity and lower maintenance needs, composite shingles offer a compelling option for homeowners seeking a balanced, sustainable and cost-effective siding solution.

Fiber cement shingles: Another versatile and durable siding option, fiber cement shingles have gained popularity among homeowners for their ability to withstand harsh weather conditions without warping or deteriorating. Made from a blend of cement, sand and cellulose fibers, these shingles offer the appearance of wood but are more resistant than wood to fire, rot, pests and even UV damage, meaning their color tends to stay vibrant longer. Although they require some maintenance, it is typically less than that of wood.

What kind of cut or style appeals to you?

The style or cut of shingle siding can dramatically influence its appearance. Rectangular shingles, also known as straight-edge shingles, offer a clean and consistent look, ideal for a modern aesthetic. Staggered shingles have a mixed-length bottom edge, providing a rustic and casual appearance that’s perfect for a cottage or cabin-style home. Scalloped shingles, with their bottom edges shaped like half-circles, can provide a charming, vintage look. On the other hand, octagon shingles feature a pattern with eight equal sides, contributing to a unique, geometric aesthetic. And then there are ‘fish scale’ shingles, characterized by a rounded bottom edge that resembles the scales of a fish, ideal for Victorian-style homes. Regardless of the style or cut, each type of shingle siding can contribute to the character and appeal of your property.

Let’s Get Started: Embark on Your Shingle Siding Journey with Us

Whether you’re seeking to repair your existing shingle roof or install a new one, Standard Roofing & Restoration is ready to be your reliable partner in this journey. Connect with our dedicated staff today to learn more about our services or to request a free quote. We are excited to help transform your vision into reality, one shingle at a time. Choose Standard Roofing & Restoration for a superior experience.