Choosing the right siding color can bring out the best in your home’s exterior, especially when it works with other elements such as windows and roofing. Woodbridge Home Exteriors shares the things you should consider when choosing your siding color.
Unless your roof is up for replacement in a few months, the first thing you should consider is how it will look with your roof. There are many ways to choose a siding color that complements your roof. Sketch it out using colored pens and paper, search for homes with similar color palettes online, or use apps and online tools.
Permanent Exterior Elements
Your home’s exterior may have permanent components on it, such as brick or stone that should be factored in when choosing your vinyl siding color. The same goes for areas that are immediately outside your home, such as the landscaping. You want your home to stand out from its surroundings, so a good contrast between such elements will allow your home to stand out.
If your home is based on a particular architectural style, take the time to research and find out if there are traditional color palettes associated with it. The right color palette adds an authentic touch, especially if there’s a siding style that matches it. Examples include Spanish architecture, with light yellow siding that approximates stucco. Some may find this limiting, but for others, it can help narrow down their siding color choices.
Siding color can affect the amount of heat that gets absorbed through the exterior walls. For instance, if the summer season tends to be uncomfortably hot, and you tend to crank up the air conditioning at this time, light (or white) siding color might help. Light-colored siding reflects sunlight and can actually help decrease the amount of solar heat absorption. Combined with effective insulation, your air conditioning system doesn’t have to be turned up all the way, which can help you save on your energy costs.
To learn more about our siding installation services, call Woodbridge Home Exteriors today at (972) 217-7585 (Texas), (405) 252-1548 (Oklahoma), or (316) 226-8011 (Kansas). You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve many areas in and near Dallas, Arlington, and Topeka, KS.