Changing your siding color doesn’t just boost its curb appeal or increase your satisfaction with your home, it can also potentially increase its value. In fact, Remodeling Magazine’s 2017 Cost vs Value Report lists siding replacement among the top ten home remodeling projects with the most recoupable cost – up to 76.4%.
Choosing the perfect color isn’t an easy task, but ask yourself these questions to make choosing siding colors easier.
What’s the neighborhood color palette like? A unique house color palette is all right, but not to the point where your home would stick out like a sore thumb. Take a walk or drive around the neighborhood and take note of the color schemes. Pay attention to how the roof and siding colors are paired. Doing this gives you a sense of what colors to choose.
What is my home’s architectural style? Your home’s architecture can clue you in on your home’s color scheme, and therefore on what siding color to choose. An extreme example would be Mediterranean or Spanish-style villas, which typically has warm, earth tone colors and would look odd with blues or grays.
How big is my house? The problem with choosing colors using swatches is that you don’t really see its full effect until installed. Dark colors may look rich and distinct, but it would look gloomy when installed on a large house. Conversely, light or pastel colors can de-emphasize the house size, which can make a small house look smaller. We recommend using free online tools such as James Hardie’s Home Color Tool® to better visualize your siding color choice.
What is my roof’s color? Roof and siding colors go hand-in-hand, so unless your roof will be up for replacement soon, account for your existing roof color when choosing siding color. Roofs have long service lives. Depending on whether you choose fiber cement or vinyl siding, your roof could outlast your siding.
Our expert consultants at DryTech Roofing LLC can help you choose your siding color by weighing in all the above factors against your needs. To know more about our services, call us today at (240) 491-5600 or fill out our contact form for a free, no-obligation estimate. We serve homeowners in Maryland and surrounding areas.