Siding is one of the best long-term home improvement solutions for your home. Unlike exterior wall paint, siding is more durable and weather-tolerant and doesn’t require constant reapplication. The siding itself serves as an additional layer of protection, shielding the exterior wall from the elements.
Don’t just pick the first siding that you see, however, as siding figures into the overall curb appeal of the property. Choosing the best choice for your particular circumstance can help you get the most from your investment. Here’s how:
Consider the Architectural Style
The architectural style of your home will give you some visual cues as to what color best fits them. Colonial homes with vinyl siding, for example, are better off with a singular and plain white color to emulate the look of whitewashed wood. Cottage, country and contemporary styles, on the other hand, offer a bit more freedom in terms of siding color.
Consider the Landscape
As a general rule, the siding color should blend seamlessly with the house’s native landscape. Remember the difference between sticking out and contrasting. A light brown siding may contrast with the vibrant green landscape but the color itself complements them since they’re both earth tones.
Consider the Size of Your House
Lighter colors tend to neutralize features that you want to de-emphasize, whereas darker colors draw attention to things you want to highlight. Generally, larger homes should avoid darker colors because the larger exterior may cause your home to appear dour and overpowering. Similarly, smaller houses painted light colors may fade into the background and fail to stand out at all.
At Exterior Source, we offer a range of siding options, from vinyl to fiber cement siding. homeowners can call us at (804) 275-5323 to learn more about our siding services. For Tidewater residents, call us at (757) 464-2060.