Siding manufacturers like LP® SmartSide® offer siding options in virtually any color and style. This gives homeowners unprecedented flexibility in choosing the right siding for their home style. For some, a large selection can be daunting. Here are some tips on how to choose the right siding for your home.
- Don’t Forget the Existing Color Palette – Unless you’re planning on giving your home a complete makeover, you need to choose siding that works with the existing roof and trim. This is even more important when you have permanent components like brick or stone. While some may find this limiting, you should consider it as a way to focus your choices, given the plethora of available siding options.
- Check the Neighborhood Colors – Every homeowner wants a home that stands out, but not like a sore thumb. You may already have noticed how some neighborhoods seem to follow a similar but wide color palette; the key is to find a unique color that still falls within the same range as your neighbors’ homes. Take a walk around the block, and notice the siding colors without focusing on a single house. This should give you an idea of which colors will look best. Then, work with a capable siding and roofing contractor to further narrow down your choices.
- See the Siding Colors During Different Times of the Day – Certain colors look different depending on what time of the day you view them. If possible, try to obtain samples of your prospective siding colors. Prop them up where you can see them along with your roof, and then check them in the morning, at noon, at sundown and in the evening when turn on your garden lights. You should be able to narrow your choices by at least half.
- Use Visualizer Tools – If you’d rather see what the siding would look like using an illustration or a modeling tool, you’re in luck. The LP SmartSide Visualizer lets you virtually try any LP SmartSide siding products. This free online tool has simple controls that let you upload photos of your own home (or use the samples provided), mix and match siding options and ultimately save the images for later reference.
Whether you need new siding or have a leaking roof, Benjamin Brothers Construction is the contractor to trust. Give us a call at (847) 264-4492 (Illinois), (402) 261-0652 (Nebraska) or (480) 269-9832 (Arizona). You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.