Your Guide to Nichiha Panel Types

Nichiha Wall Panels

Nichiha is gaining in recognition and representation in the U.S. They offer great siding solutions that are durable and less expensive than some other fiber cement siding. Nichiha produces a wide variety of siding products, including some great wall panels.

We want to introduce you to these different types of panels and give you a quick overview. All of the panels offer great versatility and high performance. They are available in a number of styles and give you the flexibility to design the siding look you really want.

Nichiha siding products have some amazing advantages. They are durable, environmentally friendly, and low maintenance. With them being more cost effective than other siding options, it might be well worth your time to take a look at these siding panels.

With the different Nichiha wall panels you can create virtually any look for your home’s exterior you want. No matter if you are looking for a more traditional look or want something more contemporary, the choice is yours and Nichiha has the right product for it. 

You can pick from the following panel types when you decide to have Nichiha siding installed:

Architectural Nichiha Wall Panels

The Architectural Wall panel collection is Nichiha’s biggest. The first panel type is the VintageWood series. With these panels you can get the wood look without the maintenance, made from durable Nichiha fiber cement wall panels. You can pick from a number of colors for your siding to get as close to the wood look as you want.

The Riftsawn

The Riftsawn Nichiha wall panel series is another option with the look of wood with unique textures. The edges are darker in order to achieve the look of a reveal. You can choose the Chestnut or Pecan finish.


Roughsawn is the last Architectural panel series with the wood look. The panels have the warm look of rough and rustic wood. This series is available in three colors:

  • Smoke
  • Tobacco
  • Espresso

The Illumination panels are available in stock colors as well as in custom options. This gives you all the freedom you need to pick a color you will love for your siding. In addition to the colors, you can pick from smooth and semi-gloss finishes. 


TuffBlock is a modern Nichiha wall panel series with a contemporary appeal. The finish is rugged and textured and you can pick from colors like:

  • Bamboo
  • Walnut
  • Steel
  • Pewter

You can also customize your wall panel colors to match your home. Nichiha wall panels are entirely color customizable. 

ArchitecturalBlock Nichiha Wall Panel Series

The ArchitecturalBlock series also offers more modern panels. The contemporary design options include Gray, Mocha, and Tuscan finishes that pair well with different materials.

  • EmpireBlock is a concrete series for both interior as well as exterior designs. The resulting look is more industrial when you install these panels
  • The IndustrialBlock series is similar since it is also a concrete series. The finish has a more distressed look with an industrial chic aesthetic.
  • The Ribbed panels add depth and dimension to your siding. The shadow lines are striking. You can choose Ivory or Indigo or order custom colors.

Premium Plank Siding

With the Savannah Smooth planks you can create the look of Craftsman lap siding with Nichiha wall panels. The shadow lines are eye catching. The panels come primed and are ready to be painted any color you choose.

Sierra Premium Shake is the second Premium Plank option. This panel type gives your home a timeless appeal with beautiful wood textures. You can choose different colors, including:

  • Maple
  • Charcoal
  • Mahogany
  • Smoke


The Nichiboards are available in smooth or cedar texture for a classic lap siding look. They are primed and ready for the color of your choice.

Nichipanels are ideal of Board and Batten installations. The available textures are Smooth, Stucco, Groove, and Cedar.

Nichishake panels are meant to create the look of classic cedar shake siding. The shakes come in different width to create a varied look.

Nichistaggered panels look like cedar grain but are made out of durable, easy to maintain fiber cement. Since they come primed you can pick any color you would like.

Nichistraight panels give your home a cleaner look with straight edges. Thanks to the material you get all the advantages of fiber cement and the look of beautiful wood.

Help from Your Siding Expert

Colorado Siding Repair is your trusted siding guide. We are here to help you find the right siding. No matter if you are interested in Nichiha panels or a different siding, we are happy to answer all of your siding questions. When you find the siding that you love, we also offer financing options.

The siding we recommend most is James Hardie fiber cement. These premium products are extremely durable and high performing. We are proud to be a James Hardie Elite Preferred contractor. Our team members follow all best practices and specifications to install this siding right so that it lasts longest.

In addition to installing siding, we also install insulation and replacement windows. With these improvements you can drastically increase the energy efficiency of your home. If we also paint the exterior of your home, it will look matching and great in its entirety. 

Your team from Colorado Siding Repair is here for you, without applying high pressure sale tactics. We want what is best for you, your home, and your budget. To achieve that we take the educational approach so that you can make an informed decision.

Call Colorado Siding Repair today to get your hassle-free quote! Let’s start the process of improving the curb appeal of your home with Nichiha panels or the siding of your choice.

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