Siding is a more permanent alternative to exterior wall paint and a great addition to any home. It also does more than just make the house look more attractive from the curb. Siding acts as sturdy weather barriers, and insulated variants can even increase the energy-efficiency of a home.
Choosing the perfect siding color is easier said than done. In this post, UHQ Construction shares tips to help you pick the right color for your new siding.
The Neighborhood Color Scheme
When choosing a unique color for your new siding, keep in mind that there’s a thin line between standing out and looking out of place. Always base your choice of color on the color scheme of the neighborhood you’re in. This doesn’t necessarily mean mimicking the exterior colors of other houses. Rather, use them as a guide to find alternatives such as lighter or darker shades of the neighborhood color palette.
Choose the Right Siding Material
Not all types of siding have the same colors to choose from. Wood siding such as cedar, for example, is restricted to wood stains and earthy tones. For more color options, we recommend installing vinyl or fiber cement siding.
Consider the Architectural Style
The style of the house provides visual cues that can help you pick the more appropriate color for your new siding. Colonial homes, for example, have exteriors painted in a single color scheme such as white or light gray.
Roof and Siding Contrast
Finally, the color of the new siding must contrast with the roof. Since a roof can last as long as the house and the time frame between roof repair and replacement is very long, the siding must also have a “permanent” color.
For darker roofs, a lighter siding color provides a good contrast. A black and white contrast isn’t always necessary though; a lighter shade of a usually dark color can suffice. The same is true for the opposite; lighter colored roofs must contrast with a dark colored siding.
At UHQ Construction, we install premium fiber cement siding from James Hardie®. As part of our complete exterior services, we’ll help you choose the right color for your new hardware that compliments the architectural style of your home and blends with the rest of the neighborhood.
Call us today at (317) 744-1133 to learn more about our services. We install premium siding in Zionsville, IN.
Cory Getz is the Operations Manger for UHQ Construction, which has delivered effective roofing, siding, window and gutter solutions throughout central Indiana since 2004.