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New Dutch Lap Exterior Siding

Choosing the right exterior treatment options can be challenging, especially when the difference between siding profiles is minimal. For instance, what is the difference between Dutch lap vs. traditional vinyl siding? When to choose one over the other?

In short, the main distinguishing factor between the two is ‘the aspect’. Although both profile styles consist of overlapping planks, Dutch lap vinyl siding is characterized by a concave edge that curves into a notched overlap. This lapping style creates attractive shadow lines that add visual texture – especially when looking at the house from afar.

Traditional vinyl siding looks quite similar from a close distance. However, the straight edges don’t create the stylish shadows the Dutch lap vinyl siding is famous for.


There are also many types of lap siding. Such as clapboard siding, beaded lap siding, Dutch lap vinyl siding, shiplap siding – to name a few. All of these siding types have their advantages and disadvantages. Homeowners employ them in their own way.


Why Dutch Lap Vinyl Siding?

Dutch lap is a variant of clapboard siding. Traditionally made of wood, most Dutch lap vinyl siding nowadays is made of vinyl. The Dutch lap panels are characterized by a sharp bevel that creates a contrast between the planks. Moreover, this type of siding has deep troughs designed to create a strong shadow line. Originally, Dutch lap siding had hand-carved edges, a feature that used to drive up the style’s cost. Although vinyl siding is not hand-carved, the highly desirable look is immediately achieved.


Today’s Dutch lap vinyl siding actually helps better insulate your structure. After Expressway installs your new siding, you’ll probably notice an immediate reduction in energy consumption. Your new Dutch lap vinyl siding will also shield your home with a protective barrier that defends against wind, water, insects, and other potential damage.

New house siding, and vinyl in particular, can save you in up front and save you down the road in future maintenance costs. For instance, with new vinyl siding on your home, you may never need to paint your house again.


Dutch lap siding is a visual delight, offering a distinct and charming appearance that draws the eye. Its defining feature is the concave edge that creates a notched overlap, resulting in elegant shadow lines that add depth and texture to your home’s exterior. This siding style is particularly appealing when viewed from a distance. Dutch lap siding’s unique design sets it apart from traditional vinyl siding, making it a popular choice for those who appreciate the artistry of shadow and light on their homes.

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Vinyl siding can be a wonderful addition to bring life back to the exterior of your Long Island home. New vinyl siding not only increases energy efficiency and boosts your home’s value, it can refresh your home’s exterior and leave it looking brand new! But selecting a top-quality vinyl siding is only the first step. There are so many choices in colors and textures, now, make sure you check them all out before you decide. A professional installation by Expressway seals the deal, ensuring your siding looks great, improves efficiency and lasts for many years to come.

High-quality siding can be the definitive, charm-defining feature of your property and if you want to make a solid statement, cedar siding is the most excellent choice. It has a warm and natural look and is also one of the most durable types of exterior siding available on the market. Cedar adds character to any building and provides a unique, distinguished look. A professional installation by Expressway seals the deal, ensuring your cedar siding looks great, improves efficiency and lasts for many years to come. 

The simple lines and ease of installation of Dutch lap siding have made this vinyl siding option the most popular cladding for Long Island homes. Today’s vinyl Dutch lap siding colors and styles offer different textures, shadow lines and shades to meet every Long Island home or business owner’s preferences. You can’t  go wrong with choosing a Dutch lap siding. In addition to its comparative affordability to other siding options, it is simple and easy to clean and maintain. And because it’s vinyl, it holds up well against NY weather. 

We’ve helped 100s of Long Islanders improve the curb appeal of their homes and businesses, all while adding the strength and durability that can only come with steel. Every Expressway metal siding project starts with heavy-gauge, hot-dipped, galvanized steel.  And because metal siding is specifically cut to the exact dimensions of your home, your new steel siding will provide a sleek and sophisticated look without any seams. Our expert installation specialists ensure your siding will virtually wrap your home in a premium layer of protection.

Expressway is highly-qualified and experienced with stucco siding and similar services.  If you are looking for a specialized home or business siding professional for your next stucco siding repair or install project, then you are in luck! To help ensure your stucco siding job is a smooth and hassle-free process, we are the right professionals to call for the delicate task of installing or repairing your stucco.  A professional stucco siding installation by Expressway ensures your stucco siding will look great for years to come.

If you’re improving your home’s exterior or planning to get rid of your old, beaten up siding, maybe  consider getting fiber cement siding installed. Fiber cement siding has many benefits you can enjoy. Fiber cement siding comes in a myriad of colors, textures and styles that mimic other conventional siding materials like stucco, clapboards or cedar shingles. It’s durable because it’s made from a combination of sand, cement and wood fiber. It can survive longer than other contemporary siding materials because it is resistant to fire, wind and insect infestation. 

Wood siding comes in a variety of styles. The most common styles include board and batten, shakes, shingles, and clapboards. Giving a natural, warm appearance and timeless beauty, builders often choose wood for premium projects. Pine and cedar are the two main wood species used for exterior siding. Cedar types include eastern white cedar, red cedar and Alaskan yellow cedar; each type has a color true to its name. While pine siding can be very affordable, it can’t resist rot and insects like cedar can.

As stone veneer siding has gained in popularity, more and more companies began producing natural stone siding that is cut to a standard thickness from quarried stone. The most obvious advantages associated with real stone veneer siding is that A) it is real stone B) it is much lighter in weight and therefore much easier to install and fit precisely and C) the stone patterns, textures and shades just can’t be replicated by any other veneer. When properly installed and cared for, stone veneer siding lasts indefinitely and stands the tests of Long Island’s weather.

Our guys are all professional brick siding installation experts. That’s our bread and butter! We’ve been providing brick siding installation services to residential and commercial clients for over 22 years. Brick veneers are usually made from thin slices of real brick/stone, or a concrete composite. The finish offers the beauty and low-maintenance of brick and stone; however, it weighs much less and doesn’t require additional structural support. Quality brick veneers are both attractive and durable and will last for decades.

A huge advantage of engineered wood siding is that it is highly durable. It withstands the weather better, wards off insects, and even resists fire for a certain duration compared to natural wood. The chemicals used on it dramatically increase its durability and longevity, so you won’t have to worry about replacing it anytime soon. Another benefit of having engineered wood siding on your home is that it reduces noise pollution. Engineered wood will serve you well if you want practicality while sacrificing a little bit of the exterior appearance. 



Dutch lap siding is an exceptional siding choice for several reasons. Its distinctive concave edge and notched overlap create captivating shadow lines that enhance the visual appeal of any home. This unique profile offers a timeless and elegant look that sets it apart from traditional vinyl siding. Dutch lap siding is not only aesthetically pleasing but also durable and practical. It provides excellent insulation and weather protection, contributing to energy efficiency and long-term savings. With its beauty and functionality, Dutch lap siding stands as a top choice for homeowners seeking both style and performance.

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Our Dutch lap siding company installs a huge selection of vinyl siding materials in thousands of colors, textures and shapes to ensure we install top-of-the-line, aesthetically pleasing sightlines on your home or commercial property in NY.  We have over 22 years of Dutch Lap siding experience so please consider talking to us first. We did not last in this business by accident! 

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