Inspired in the 1930s by Spanish Colonial architecture, Ranch homes were designed with low rooflines, wide eaves, and cross ventilation to overcome the heat. They were looked at as a modern, casual home style.
Today, a Ranch style home’s versatile ability to take on various looks makes it appealing to a wide variety of tastes. To update your Ranch home with Lifetime Exteriors, look to the stylish options provided by long-lasting James Hardie siding. Known for its durability and beauty, Hardie siding protects the homes of over 8,000,000 Americans—and for good reason. Its makeup, weather resistance, and 30-year warranty make it a smart choice for homeowners looking for high performance siding that stands the test of time.
Transform Your Ranch Style Home with Hardie Siding
A Ranch style home offers everything you need on one level. It provides an open concept floor plan, a wide lot, an attached garage, and a gabled or hip roof. Ranch homes typically have sliding glass doors that open onto a patio. They boast large windows and an abundance of natural light indoors. Their exteriors are often wood or stucco. Their simplicity, diversity, and beauty make them a timeless, practical, popular home style. Their casual design gives you every opportunity to personalize your home.
When looking into siding options for your Ranch style home, get ideas from the attractive long lasting possibilities Hardie siding offers. This outstanding siding lasts up to 50 years when it’s installed properly and maintained well.
Exterior siding ideas to update your Ranch home
Popular Hardie siding styles will make your home stand out.
HardiePlank® Lap Siding
The timeless appearance of horizontal lap siding gives you beauty that lasts. This traditional, attractive style looks outstanding on a Ranch style home, and enhances its beauty and charm. A Craftsman-style look is accomplished on a Ranch house with lap siding, wood elements, and shingle siding on gables. Boost your home value and enjoy a high return on investment (ROI) with this gorgeous look for your home.
Get the look of cedar shake siding without its tedious maintenance or the need for repairs wood siding often requires. Enjoy weather resistant, durable Hardie siding while giving your Ranch home this refreshing updated look.
HardiePanel® Vertical Siding
Do you desire a modern rustic Farmhouse look for your Ranch style home? Create the popular board-and-batten look for your home by beginning with wide vertical planks (boards) and adding thin vertical strips (battens) to cover the seams. The wide panels are the main siding material, and batten strips give your home a decorative finishing touch that brings it up-to-date.
While you can achieve this great looking board-and-batten style for your whole house, it can also be used to simply feature an accent area of your home exterior. You can create this look along with horizontal lap siding for visual interest. This intentional combination of siding materials gives your home an appealing design you’re sure to enjoy. Get the contemporary vibe you desire with the Farmhouse design of board-and-batten.
This modern siding collection by the James Hardie company is an architect’s dream. It gives you every opportunity to express your distinct style with design that overflows with contemporary details.
Get up-to-the-minute beauty from this attractive 5/8-inch thick Hardie siding that delivers streamlined, sleek looks for the modern flair you desire.
Modernize your Ranch home with color and texture
The color you choose for your home exterior should be done intentionally. The problem is that too many homeowners are merely taking a guess at what color to paint their home.
Color and texture give personality to your Ranch home. The board-and-batten look on your home can be emphasized with a darker color to create a pleasant variation of the modern, chic Farmhouse look.
Give your dwelling a traditional feel by installing shingles in your home’s gables and using an accent color for variety. If you prefer a monochromatic look, use the same color as the body of your home for your gables.
Factor in the color of nearby neighborhood homes before deciding on your home exterior color. While you want your home to be unique and reflect your style preferences, make sure it tastefully complements the homes in your neighborhood.
Hardie siding color options
Hardie siding comes either pre-primed (so you can paint it any color after installation), or with baked-on color (ColorPlus® technology). What homeowners love about ColorPlus technology is its gorgeous array of hues. These designer-picked color combinations will make your home look well-coordinated.
ColorPlus technology delivers lasting color to home exteriors. Its 15-year warranty against fading, chipping, and cracking gives you peace of mind that your Hardie color will last. Here are the options you have to choose from in the fade resistant, UV resistant ColorPlus combinations.
- The Statement Collection—Update your Ranch home with your region’s most popular ColorPlus technology colors. These beautiful siding and trim colors are easily accessible because they are locally stocked and readily available.
- The Dream Collection—Make your siding color dreams become realities with options from over 700 ColorPlus finishes. The limitless design possibilities make way for the ultimate expression of your unique style preferences.
Get Precision Siding Installation
Don’t settle for just any siding contractor. At Lifetime Exteriors, we install siding with excellence so it performs well for years to come. As James Hardie Elite Preferred contractors, our siding installation safeguards your 30-year warranty and ensures that your home is well protected. Get the end result you deserve and the confidence you desire in your new siding’s beauty and function.
At Lifetime Exteriors, we educate you on siding options so you can make the best long-term decision for your needs. We even send a color consultant to your home and assist you in your siding color decision.
To learn more, contact us about how Hardie siding can get you the perfect look for your home while making it low-maintenance for decades to come.