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How Do You Choose the Right Color for Your Exterior Siding Installation?

Exterior Siding Installation

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There is a lot to consider when deciding to start an exterior siding installation. One of the most common problems with homeowners starting a siding project is not knowing what color they want or how to go about picking the right color for the home. Changing the color of a home’s siding can have a dramatic impact not only on how you feel about your home personally but on what others will think of it as well. This may not be a concern for some, but for others potentially selling their home it can be a vital consideration.

The best siding colors will depend on your home’s current appearance, or what its appearance will be at the time the siding is installed, as well as the overall style, the surroundings, and more. We’re going to take a look at some crucial questions that every homeowner should ask before choosing their new exterior siding installation color.

Considerations When Choosing Your Exterior Siding Installation Color

Your Neighborhood

Take note of the color schemes in your neighborhood that you like, and pay close attention to homes that are similar in style to your own. You should make sure that your style comes through in your choice, but you also want to make sure that your home’s exterior blends in well with the surroundings.

New Construction vs. Updates

If you are updating the siding on an existing home, you should be able to find a siding profile that is similar to the one you have. This means it will be easier to find a similar siding solution that will retain the appearance of the home currently. If your home will be in new construction, you can feel free to mix up the styles a bit to get an aesthetic that is more personal.

The Architectural Style

This can be an important guide for helping you find the right colors. For example, colonial homes are generally one solid, traditional color, such as beige or white, but accents can add a significant amount of modernity. You may find more freedom of style with cottage homes, than with newer construction in newer neighborhoods.

Exterior Siding Installation: Home Size

Take your home’s size into consideration. Dark tones that look rich, can feel smothering or gloomy on a large scale. The same thing can be said of brighter colors that feel passionate and bold, but look intimidating or obnoxious when blown up to the side of your largest exterior wall. Use lighter colors to neutralize things you don’t like, and darker colors to draw attention.

Roof Color

One of the biggest factors should be your roof color. Since your roof will last at least 20 to 30 years, you will want your choice of siding color to at least coordinate with your roof. Darker roofing will generally require a lighter siding color to balance it, while lighter roofing may give you more flexibility with color choice.

Landscaping Style

Your landscaping will actually have an effect on your choice. Contemporary landscaping with bright, bold siding will clash, and landscaping that is more brightly colored may need a more neutral siding color choice.

How Colors Look In Various Lighting

Many people have an idea of what they want, but they forget that some colors simply look different in the early morning light, then they do at dusk, and different still than what they look like at noon.

For More Information About Your Exterior Siding Installation Options

If you have additional questions or simply want to get your estimate scheduled for your exterior siding installation, reach out today to the trusted local professionals at All Star.

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Dave Donofrio

Owner & CEO

Dave Donofrio is owner and CEO of All Star Product, LLC.  After a two decade career at James Hardie, Dave partnered with the team at All Star to bring advances in exterior remodeling material and technology, while preserving the family friendly, customer oriented approached that been the key to All Star’s success over the last 35 years.


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