So we’ve just been hit with another heavy snow storm here in Denver, but something tells me it’s probably going to be the last real snow fall we get this winter season.

That means one thing:

Exterior projects can start back up again!

One type of exterior project, that I’m particular fond of, is the addition of wood siding. When applied to a property, it gives the home an entirely different look! It may be bias on my part, living in a mountainous area like Denver, but the wooden exterior gives way to a rustic, cabin-like feel that many people love.

But with multiple designs being offered, which will you choose? In this article we’ll cover a popular wooden siding design: ship lap wood siding.

 

What is Ship Lap Siding?

Before we go into the functionality of this design, let’s talk about what exactly shiplap wood siding is.

This design of siding is installed horizontally, whereas other designs (i.e. Tongue and Groove) can be installed either horizontally or vertically. With this design, you’ll have tight joints that are formed by overlapping boards.

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Diagram of Ship Lap siding installation

Is Ship Lap Siding Good for Homes?

Absolutely, it is!

With the overlapping board design provided by ship lap wood siding, this enables the siding to withstand cooler climates and ensures for quality insulation.

So if you’re looking to cut back a little on your heating bill, ship lap can help get the job done.

Ship lap siding in Colorado is incredibly durable, versatile and easy to install. Installation is so easy, any level of builder can do it and you’ll only need a hammer and saw to get the job done! Plus, their design allows for easy removal and replacement – so maintenance isn’t an issue, either.

 

What does Ship Lap Siding look like installed? Interior? Exterior?

Here are some examples of what ship lap siding will look like installed….

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