Choosing a siding style can be more complicated than initially thought, mostly due to the challenge of maintaining a complementary color palette. Luckily, picking a color shouldn’t be too difficult with a bit of research. Sprague Construction Roofing, one of the top roofing contractors in the state, shares some tips on choosing the right type of siding for your home.
Narrowing Your Options
Taking inspiration from pictures on sites like Pinterest is a good place to start, but without knowing what to look for, you can spend hours or even days looking through pictures of different houses. Certain house styles are usually associated with a specific color palette; look for houses with a similar style to yours and examine their unique color combinations.
For general reference, the following house styles have been usually associated with these color combinations.
Low Country Homes – Blue hues and neutral colors
Craftsman Homes – Earthy colors such as red, green and brown
Victorian Home – Bold colors
Mediterranean Home – Soft, peachy shades and other warm colors
Evaluating the Color’s Aesthetic Appeal
Once you’ve narrowed down your choices, it’s time to choose the main color for your siding. You can’t solely rely on photoshopped or modified pictures, however. Some residential roofing contractors offer samples of siding material; ask for samples and hold them up in sunlight. Doing so will give you an idea on the material’s aesthetic appeal during the day.
Having trouble finding the architecture style of your home? Use the Alside Visualizer. You won’t have to search through dozens of pictures on Pinterest or go through the trouble of requesting dozens of samples from suppliers; all you have to do is upload a photo of your house and use the visualizer’s tools to modify the siding and the accents. In a matter of minutes, you can see what your house would look like in your chosen colors.
Sprague Construction Roofing has been offering siding installation services for almost a decade. We also offer residential and commercial roofing services. To get a free estimate, you can call (307) 269-0998 or (970) 239-3313 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Cody, WY, Fort Collins, CO, and nearby areas.