One of the biggest design decisions you’ll face when doing a siding and roof replacement project is choosing the right colors. The right color combination can make or break your exterior remodeling project, leaving your home looking either better or worse than what you started with. It can be difficult for homeowners to find a combination that works, which is why it’s helpful to consult with an experienced professional about such matters.
Roof and siding colors are chosen primarily for aesthetic purposes, but their importance is actually much bigger than just looks. Colors can also play a role in how energy efficient your home will become, and may even attract or repel common pests like woodpeckers. Here are a few tried-and-tested color combinations from our experts at Home Pro Exteriors you can try on your next exterior remodel.
Light-colored siding calls for darker roofs while dark-colored shingles pair well with lighter siding boards. Contrasting colors is a good way to draw attention either from your roof or away from your roof. People tend to notice lighter colors more so choose this on the part of your home that you want visitors to focus on. This is also a good way to match siding products with an existing roof and vice versa.
Warm and Cool Colors
Warm colors are earth tones like beige, champagne and wood textures while cool colors are greys, blues, and greens. Warm colors go well with other warm colors and cool colors go well with other cool colors. This is a good rule of thumb when you’re matching new siding to your roof.
Look for Sources of Inspiration
With so many other factors to consider, like roof repair and maintenance requirements, as well as performance and energy efficiency, it’s perfectly fine to imitate color combinations from design magazines. If your neighborhood follows a certain color scheme, it can save you a lot of decision making by just sticking with what’s already established as a good roof and siding pair.
At Home Pro Exteriors, we can help you choose the right siding products that will match your existing roofing colors. Give us a call at (845) 343-1777 or fill out our contact form to schedule a design consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Middletown and other nearby areas in NY.