Choosing a new color for your replacement siding will not only increase your home’s value, but also increase your home’s charm, beauty and resale value. However, finding the best color that matches the rest of your home exteriors can be overwhelming given the many color schemes and styles available.
The ideal siding color should complement your home’s best features and make your property stand out. Today, we share a guide to help you choose the perfect color for your siding.
Look Around Your Neighborhood
When deciding on a siding color, it’s a good idea to look at nearby houses, and check the color palettes of your neighbors. Be sure to pay attention to homes that are styled similarly to yours. While it’s important to highlight your personality in your siding color scheme, your home still needs to look attractive and complement the rest of the neighborhood. Otherwise, you risk sticking out like a sore thumb, which may negatively impact your resale value.
Consider Your Home’s Architecture
The architectural style of your home can provide visual cues to help you choose the right siding color. After all, most architectural styles were originally built with a color palette in mind. Colonial homes, for instance, are usually painted a classic color, such as white. Although you can use these visual cues as a guide, you don’t need to completely follow them. As such, you can incorporate unusual accents to give a modern twist to a traditional style.
Take Note of Your Roof
Your siding has a variable lifespan, but that’s not true for your roof. Since residential roofing systems usually last from 20 to 30 years, the color of your roof is a significant consideration when choosing siding colors. For example, if you have dark-colored roofing shingles, you may try a lighter siding color scheme to complement it. On the other hand, if you have a more neutral and muted roof color, you have plenty of color options for your exterior.
Test Your Favorite Colors
If you already have a color in mind, don’t forget to test it at various times of the day. It’s worth noting that a certain siding color may look bright on sunny days, but different on cloudy afternoons. For this reason, it’s a good idea to apply swatches of your prospective siding colors on different sides of your home, and take a good look at them in the morning, afternoon and evening. Additionally, you should also consider painting the swatches close to items on your home whose colors won’t change, such as brick foundations.
Look no further than Pressure Point Roofing, Inc. for your home improvement needs. In addition to providing top-notch roof maintenance and repair, you can also trust us to install the best siding designed to fit a wide range of home aesthetics and withstand the local climate. Call us today at (541) 772-1945, or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation. Our Oregon service areas include Brookings, Gold Hill, Ashland and Medford.