Today’s homeowners have many choices when it comes to siding options. Manufacturers like Alside® offer siding in virtually any color and style. Don’t worry if you find this large selection daunting. Siding and roof replacement contractor Home Pro Exteriors shares tips on choosing the right siding for your home.
Start With Your Home’s Existing Color Palette
Unless you are looking into a complete exterior remodel, you should always consider how your new siding will fit into the existing color palette. Brick, stone and other permanent components should likewise be factored in, as these will unlikely be replaced. At first, you may think this limits your options, but if you look at it another way, it actually focuses your selections to a manageable few.
Sample the Neighborhood Colors
You want a home that stands out, but not in the way that it becomes the odd one on the block. Some neighborhoods seem to follow a certain range of colors that allows room for a distinctive house color palette, yet blends in with the rest of the neighborhood. Take a walk around a couple of blocks and pay attention to the general color selection, which should give you an idea of which colors would work with your home. A capable siding and roof repair contractor like us can help you narrow down your color choices.
View the Siding Colors at Different Times of the Day
There are certain colors that look different depending on the ambient natural light. Ask your siding contractor for siding samples, then view them at different times of the day: in the morning, at noon, at sundown and in the evening when you have your garden lights turned on. Pick the ones that look great at all times, which should narrow down your choices even further.
Use a Visualizer Tool
You can view a virtual siding installation using an online design tool like the Alside Visualizer. With it, you can upload a photo of your home’s exterior and virtually try on different combinations of siding, roofing, windows and entry doors; it’s as easy as trying on new shoes. The simple controls let you mix and match options and save them for later reference.
Whether you need a deck builder or a siding installation contractor, turn to Home Pro Exteriors. Give us a call at (845) 747-0035 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Warwick, NY, and surrounding areas.