Exterior shingle cladding, widely used on late-19th-century Shingle-style homes, remains a versatile siding option today. You can create patterns by using shaped shingles or by modifying the coursing. Shingles are particularly adaptable for cladding curved sculptural forms.

Any time you use shingles as siding, you face an array of design decisions: Should you weave the corners or use corner boards? Should you use patterns — and if so, where, and which ones? Would a shingle flare or bow be appropriate?

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