Installing new siding is a great way to freshen up your home’s look and feel. Picking the right color, however, may seem daunting because it’s difficult to change once it’s applied to your exterior. Here are some tips to help you narrow down your options.
Look at Your Home’s Architectural Style
Sometimes, the answer already lies in your home’s style, especially if you want to preserve its character. Craftsman homes, for one, require a rugged, earthy color palette, making rich browns, deep reds and olive greens your top options. Meanwhile, Mediterranean homes boast warm tones, so opt for soft, peachy colors.
Consider Your Roof
Most roofs last between 20 to 30 years. Unless you’re going to replace it soon, you need to make sure your siding blends well with your roof. If your roofing material is dark, for instance, it’s better to pick lighter hues for your siding. On the other hand, you may have more options for your siding if you have a neutral roof color.
Pick Complementary Colors
It’s not enough to choose just one siding color. Your main color should have accents that are darker or lighter to keep your exterior from looking bland. Pick either two or three shades for your doors, railings and window trims.
Test Your Colors at Different Times of the Day
Colors look brighter under direct sunlight. Just to be safe, it’s best to look at swatches of your possible siding colors on different sides of your home and at different times of the day. You may also apply swatches near design elements that won’t change like brick.
When it comes to your home improvement needs, turn only to Commonwealth Roofing & Siding. We have the knowledge and experience necessary to helping you find the perfect siding color for your home. Just give us a call at (703) 890-0717 to get started. We serve Sterling, Chantilly and the surrounding areas. We also offer other services like roof replacement and gutter repair.