Nowadays, homeowners can find various siding materials in different colors, styles and profiles. Having this many options does sound good, but it can also be overwhelming to find or select the best one. Decision paralysis can delay your siding replacement, so to help make decision-making a little bit easier, here are four tips on combining siding materials and profiles.
1. Trendy Colors
Look up the latest trends on siding colors or color schemes for home exteriors. If you’re worried that your siding will look outdated in just a few years, you might want to incorporate some neutral shades or classic colors that will make your home’s exterior look modern but also timeless.
If you don’t want to risk it, you should stick to a neutral color palette. Lighter hues are popular choices for siding, but darker colors like blue and charcoal gray can give you a more dramatic and modern appeal. Darker siding can also make accents more noticeable.
2. Color Variety
Contrasting and complementary colors create varying results. Generally, a three-colored palette for the roof, siding and molding is the most basic color scheme that you can create. If you opted for two siding different profiles, it’s ideal to use two color shades that will help make the difference between the two siding profiles more distinct.
Using different textures for your siding can enhance the visual impact of your home’s exterior. You can select a smoother surface for the lower story of your home and a rough texture for the upper floor. If picking two different textures is a bit too much for you, you might want to consider using a combination of vertical and horizontal siding panels instead.
4. Online Visualizer Tools
You can use a siding manufacturer’s online visualizer tool to see how certain combinations of siding materials and profiles will look. Doing this saves time and resources. However, if you have time, try to drop by your local hardware or siding supplier so you can see the actual colors and textures. It’s also recommended to ask for large samples that you can take home so you’ll be able to see what the siding materials look like under natural lighting in your area.
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