Shakes or Scallops: Consider the look of shakes or scallops at a fraction of the cost. Ideal cladding options for accents or large area coverage. Cedar shakes replicates the look and feel or real cedar panel. It comes in staggered panel ends to create a realistic look. This style of siding accent is basically panels of formed vinyl made to resemble individual shakes. They represent a character and charm of cottages and rustic homes but need to be designed in the right way for maximum impact. The profile of this product will determine where and how much is installed. Round or scalloped sheets work best in smaller areas, such as a gable. Smaller homes may look too busy with shakes as well as siding. In this case you can turn to vinyl trim in an effort to dress up the exterior. Soffit, fascia and gingerbread accents can be installed as accents, while the majority of the exterior can be finished in the solid or traditional style of vinyl siding. Choose colors of your vinyl shakes and trim wisely. Often homeowners will opt to use the same color as their siding, creating a tone on tone look. This works well with trim to give your home a vision extension, making it appear taller. It also looks nice when vinyl shakes are used because of different textures involved. The rough and uneven texture of shakes contrasts well with the smoothness of vinyl siding complimenting each other.