Add Interest to your Exterior with Shingles


This close-up image of a pristine East Coast home clad in straight edge 
HardieShingle ® siding in Cobble Stone does the region proud.

When it comes to durable James Hardie ® building products, you have options when
selecting your shingles. HardieShingle ® siding comes in straight edge panels for a
clean-lined look, or staggered edge panels for a rustic look. Both shingle options
come in a wide-range of hues—featuring James Hardie’s exclusive ColorPlus ®
Technology—and quickly adds lasting character to any home architectural style.

Whether used as an accent or as the home’s entire siding, shingles just seem to
declare traditional beauty. The East Coast is the home of the shingle design style,
and here’s a look at the region doing it well.

Clean and Complementary

We can’t get enough of the polished look of straight edge HardieShingle siding.
Whether it’s a large front gable on your Arts and Crafts bungalow or the entire body
of your refreshed farmhouse, the rows of clean-lined shingles add detail and
highlight the architecture of your home. We love this Craftsman sporting a
combination of shingles and brick. The upper portion is clad in cream straight edge
HardieShingle siding and the lower portion in complementary brick. The crisp white
trim and matching columns tie the whole look together.


Sail Cloth Shingles

Homes with gables—the triangular portion of the exterior wall between the edges of
the intersecting roof pitches—are prevalent. When cladding your exterior, you can
easily highlight the pitched architecture with staggered edge HardieShingle siding.
This bungalow is clad in HardiePlank ® lap siding in Monterey Taupe while its gables
are clad in staggered edge HardieShingle siding in Sail Cloth. The creamy shingles
add individuality to the quaint home.


Stone and Straight Shingles

Combining a variety of siding styles—lap and shingle siding—in the same color is a
simple and effective way to obtain an interesting, cohesive look. The body of this
updated Craftsman is clad in HardiePlank lap siding in Monterey Taupe. The home’s
gable stands out in straight edge HardieShingle siding in matching Monterey Taupe.
The crisp Arctic White HardieTrim ® boards and columns make the taupe siding pop.


Bold and Blue

This perspective shows off the staggered edge HardieShingle siding in Boothbay
Blue as you would see it looking up at your home. The varied lengths of the shingles
seem to add movement, like gentle waves in a pond.


When designing your East Coast home’s exterior, highlight its architecture. This may
mean opting for more than one siding choice—after all, it’s a simple way to add
variation and charm to a could-be flat-looking front.

You can also feel secure knowing any type of James Hardie siding variety you choose
is durable. After all, James Hardie siding products have been tested and engineered
to help withstand and resist damage from pests, fire and East Coast weather (such
as freezing temperatures, moisture, snowfall, ice, hail, wind and extreme
temperature variations).