The American Craftsman home has been an elegant fixture in American suburban home design since the early 20th century, but its history was rooted much earlier. The first Craftsman homes in America were built in the 1890s to respond to the overbearing ornateness of Victorian architecture, which was prevalent then.

Today, the American Craftsman symbolizes America’s independence from European architectural conventions. Woodbridge Home Solutions, your American-made windows authority, shows you how to get its look using exterior siding.

Identifying a Craftsman Home

Craftsman homes are unique, but they have several defining characteristics. Among these design philosophies are dark-colored siding and a low-pitched gable roof with pronounced, overhanging eaves.

Other details include intricate woodwork, pillars that line the entryway, and covered front porches. In this post, let’s focus on the siding part.

Using Vinyl Siding

American Craftsman homes use copious amounts of wood and stone for a natural look. However, using wood for siding on an American Craftsman home has many downsides, including high maintenance, risk of rot and mold, and mildew growth.

We offer the most advanced exterior vinyl siding ever made at Woodbridge Home Solutions. Our vinyl siding comes with authentic-looking wood grain textures. Its dark pigment is distributed uniformly throughout the material, making it look more natural. Unlike wood, it has a protective polymer film that resists fading, chipping, cracking, or rotting.

Plus, since it’s longer than most wooden planks used to make wood siding, it has fewer seams. This means it’s a better insulator than its contemporaries.

Woodbridge Home Solutions is one of the top-rated siding companies in Dallas, Fort Worth, Lubbock, Amarillo, and surrounding cities. Contact us today for a free estimate if you’re interested in remodeling your home’s exterior with true professionals in the siding industry.