I need help identifying the siding in the picture. I like the style a lot. Fwiw this house is in the middle Atlantic on an area that has a decent bit of humidity and moderate winters.

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  • I'd suggest you knock on the door of one of the houses that look like this and simply ask. "Hey, sir/ma'am, I really like the look of the outside of your house! What kind of material is that?" Most people will appreciate the compliment and happily answer. Probably also give you references to whoever did the work (if they know) and let you get some closeup pics, too, for your future reference.
    – FreeMan
    May 10, 2021 at 14:06
  • I tried that, no one was home. I left a note and my contact information and haven’t gotten a response.
    – LRitter
    May 11, 2021 at 14:41
  • You may try knocking on several doors, since you've indicated that there is more than one house in your area that's sided like this. I'm sure someone would be happy to talk to you.
    – FreeMan
    May 11, 2021 at 14:46

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Your photo leaves a lot to be desired but this looks like multi-colored hexagonal SHINGLES instead of actual siding.

UPDATE: Your new photo is very helpful. Clearly those are colored hexagonal asphalt shingles applied as siding.

  • Is there a reason why someone would put shingles on the sides on the sides of their house, besides the aesthetic? There are multiple houses in my city that have the same shingles on the sides, though vinyl and brick are the most common siding materials.
    – LRitter
    May 9, 2021 at 13:09
  • They are probably custom pre-stained cedar. May 9, 2021 at 14:52
  • You'd have to ask the person who applied this why they used shingles. Perhaps it's what they had available. A better photo, like a close-up, might shed more light on this. But the surface appears to be granular from what I see in the photo.
    – jwh20
    May 10, 2021 at 10:03
  • While I agree, in general (and up voted), it doesn't appear that there's any overlap...
    – FreeMan
    May 10, 2021 at 14:06
  • Color me wrong... based on the new pic, those definitely do overlap! They also look like asphalt shingles, not colored/stained/painted cedar. Those look like the decorative type of shingle I've seen on barn roofs here in the Midwest where they use them to spell out the owner's name or the building's year of construction on the roof.
    – FreeMan
    May 11, 2021 at 14:47

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