Things to Consider When Choosing Siding Color

While siding used to come in neutral options, these days there are a rainbow of colors to choose from. There is a lot to consider when it comes to choosing your new siding from what works well in your area to what your personal preference is. Deciding on an appropriate color is not as difficult as it may seem if you take in a few considerations when you pick. 

Climate

You will most definitely want to factor in the climate of the area you live in when making a siding color choice. This is something that can affect your home in many ways down the line. For one, it may help cool or warm your home. If you live in an area that is extremely hot, a lighter color may help your air conditioner out.

Potential Maintenance

Siding is meant to last longer but it doesn’t always stand up against the elements. If you aren’t wanting to spend too much effort into future maintenance, then take into account where your home is located and what surrounds it. Lighter shades are better for homes that are well-protected from the sun and leads to less fading. On the other hand, darker tones would do well with a lot of tree cover or minimal harsh sun since they won’t lose their color as easily.

Homeowner Restrictions

Checking with your homeowner’s association beforehand to see if there are any guidelines or specifications in place when it comes to the color and style of your siding. This is always a good step to take because you don’t want to end up having to completely redo it if your HOA gets frustrated with your choice.

Complementing Permanent Features

Look at the aspects of your home that can’t be as easily changed such as brick or stone portions of the exterior, landscaping, or mailboxes. You want your home’s exterior to match well with the rest of what the house already has. This could mean choosing a color that will stand out against its surroundings and contrast well with everything else.

Match Your Home’s Style

Something to take note of is the architectural styling of your home. Taking the time to research this could lead you to some ideas for traditional color palettes that naturally look great with the style of your home. For example, a colonial home looks nice with lighter colors while Victorian homes can pull off a more colorful palette.

Looking for Some Professional Advice?

Yanover Painting and Remodeling offers complete siding solutions whether you are considering updating your home or repairing signs of damage. Visit our website here or give us a call at 678-398-4613 to schedule an appointment.

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