3 Tips To Help Choose New Siding
- Color - Consider your personal preference, how it will tie in with your existing roof color and any other existing elements such as hardscaping as well what color you feel complements your home based on location and architectural style. To a lesser degree you might even consider how your new siding color will fit in the surroundings - do all your neighbors have varying shades of grey? Maybe you want to follow suit or perhaps you want to stand out with a bolder color. Some vendors have an online product that you can upload a photo of your home and test out the different color selections.
- Material - Consider your climate and the architectural style of your home when making this decision and find the best product that works for your budget. There is a wide array of choices including straight double 4" vinyl siding for projects on a tight budget, "cedar shingle" look vinyl siding to dress up the front elevation that give a more classic feel and higher end products like Hardie Board siding by James Hardie that is a durable fiber cement based siding available in many styles.
- Installation - Do not skimp by hiring an unqualified installer. This is a big project and you are going to want your house to look sharp when it is done. The new siding is also the shell that protects your home and improperly installed siding can lead to leaks, especially around windows and doors. Make sure you select a reputable contractor with experience installing the product you selected.
Don't stress too much - picking out new siding should be fun and exciting. Some popular colors right now are the deep blues (Shown Below) and dark greys.