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Trendy Siding Styles for Your Contemporary or Modern Home

Modern home exterior design is known for clean lines and crisp surfaces, yet depth and contrast are also popular on-trend elements. Whether you’re building your dream home or updating your traditional one with modern features, new siding comes with unlimited possibilities for on-trend style.

Home design with modern flair includes glass, steel, reinforced concrete, or fiber cement. Exteriors include a minimalist style, large glass windows, and natural elements.

Read on to discover trendy styles for your new siding.

Siding Materials and Styles for Your Modern Dayton Home

1. Stunning Vertical Siding Panels

Vertical HardiePanels (boards) combined with HardieTrim (battens) between each panel deliver the popular board-and-batten look, but that’s not the only look these stunning panels can achieve. Add dramatic style to your modern home with vertical planks. They come in a variety of widths so you can create the look you crave.

You can use these contemporary planks to cover your home exterior or create an accent by placing them on your gables and using Versetta stone or wood on the rest of your home. Vertical panels add the illusion of height. Add trim around your doors and windows in a contrasting color for added appeal.

2. Sleek Metal Siding

Add vivid design interest with metal siding for your modern home. While metal is known for its durability and low maintenance, it boasts elevated aesthetics for your property. Popular Standing Seam metal siding has crisp, clean lines that make it a favorite for modern design. Aluminum siding is also on-trend and delivers great looks for your Dayton home.

3. Lap Siding

Horizontal lap siding is timeless and always in style. Achieve a modern flair by combining it with another siding material like stone or brick. Accent your home’s areas of architectural interest intentionally with other siding materials, and it will ooze with class.

Add contrast with color to express your unique taste. Pair lap siding with vertical panels for a warm and traditional look with a modern twist.

4. Stylish James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding

Fiber cement’s versatility makes it ideal for modern homes, giving you many options to draw from to fulfill your vision for your exterior’s design. James Hardie siding’s style options, designer colors, and diverse texture possibilities give you plenty to work with.

Hardie’s Aspyre Collection blends high design and durability. The luxury collection delivers unlimited design possibilities to bring your unique vision for your home’s looks to life. Hardie paired the thick, distinctive profiles of Artisan siding with the smooth, geometric Reveal Panel System, allowing architects and builders to create ultra-modern, high-end designs. This aesthetically impressive siding elevates your home’s looks to satisfy even the most distinct tastes.

Hardie Board’s thickness adds durability and creates deeper shadows between layers of siding for a more dramatic look. The shadows produce a more modern aesthetic than traditional siding. Hardie Board’s texture can mimic the look of wood while saving you the tedious hassles of wood’s maintenance requirements (sanding and re-staining or repainting every few years).

5. Shingles and Shakes

HardieShingle delivers the look of cedar shakes without wood’s high maintenance. Homes covered in shake or shingle siding can be painted a bold, dark hue for modern appeal. The textured siding adds visual interest and character.

How to Achieve a Modern Home Exterior

Use various exterior materials to incorporate modern or contemporary design into your home. By doing this, you will add definition and visual texture while creating a space you love calling home.

Your home doesn’t have to have a new frame to add up-to-the-minute elements to it. Adding modern features to your exterior can give your home a fresh style. Here’s how:

Downplay the Appearance of Trim

Trim is a vital part of safeguarding your home from the elements, but modern design often downplays it. How? Simply paint your trim the same color as your siding, and the attention will be drawn away from it. Or, choose single board installation for trim on inside corners for a sleeker look (rather than the double board method, which delivers a more traditional look).

Choose Bold Neutrals for Your Exterior

Charcoal is the perfect middle ground between black and medium gray. It’s bold, but it gives you options on your accent color—if you choose to have one. Check out Hardie’s ColorPlus hues like Iron Gray and Night Gray.

Warm neutrals like the Hardie company’s Monterey Taupe or Aged Pewter allow you to test out the looks of modern style without diving in headfirst. These shades work with various accent colors to create eye-catching curb appeal.

Paint Your Brick Home

Brick color trends fluctuate, so if your home is older and ready for modern appeal, paint your brick to eliminate the dated feel. Do your homework to make sure your brick can be painted, and if it can, consider painting your whole home one color, add black windows and trim for accents, and install a wood grain door to tie it all together.

Remember—Less Is More

With a modern style, less is more, so decrease the number of accents on your home, but increase the impact each accent has. With modern style, it’s not just about what you put on your home, it’s about what you don’t. So, eliminate your shutters to create a sleeker look. Invest in functional, simple, style-packed exterior light fixtures and house numbers.

Modern Siding Style for Your Dayton Home

Don’t settle for yesterday’s looks when you can update your Dayton home with modern flair and style with replacement siding.

At American Way Exteriors, your satisfaction is important to us. That’s why we bring samples of each product to our consultation so you know exactly what you are getting.
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"Jake Preston is amazing! We had wind damage to our roof. Jake assisted us through every step. Making sure we had no unanswered questions. His professionalism and kindness is unmatched. The crew was respectful and detailed oriented. Thank you Jake and American Way!"

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"Replaced the existing siding on my home. Contact and price were discussed thoroughly during the initial discussions. Workers arrived at the scheduled time and were professional in the removal, new installation, cleanup, and onsite conduct. Communication between supervisors, installers and myself was on a daily basis and any issues were addressed immediately. Would not hesitate to use this company again or recommend them."

Beecher R.

"We chose American Way Exteriors to replace our old vinyl siding with Hardie board siding and trim. Throughout the entire process we found the team to be very professional and receptive to our questions about the project. They were constantly in touch with us about when work would start, what to expect each day of the project, and followed up to see if we had concerns. As the project began it was very apparent our house had suffered from poor installation by the builder years ago. The American Way team worked to fix the problems, keeping us well informed along the way. We could not be happier with the finished project both cosmetically and structurally. This is definitely a company we highly recommend exterior projects!"

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