Mixing different types of siding can give your home individuality and visual appeal, but it can also be difficult to execute correctly without guidance. While some homeowners mix materials to create a contemporary look, others already have a mixed materials home exterior that needs an update.
By combining different textures, patterns and colors of siding, you can make your home look more unique and boost its curb appeal. Also, replacing your siding will increase your exterior’s protection against water damage and your indoor comfort. Professional metal roofing contractor Custom Installations, Inc. breaks down practical tips to pair exterior materials for a beautiful home.
Mix Different Colors
A beautiful home exterior palette has at least three colors to emphasize the walls, roof and other accents. However, in a two-siding exterior design, you need to use contrasting colors to make the difference between materials more noticeable. Choose a specific exterior material to use as the basis for your color palette. It’s recommended to select a siding color that is a few shades lighter or darker. Gray siding is often paired with a gray-blue stone while warm-colored brick matches tan or beige siding. For a more traditional look, be sure to visually “ground” your home with a darker color.
Play With Contrast
You can have one dark and one light color to highlight contrast but you can also use two different shades of the same color to make each material more distinct. Whether it’s siding or roofing services replacement, don’t forget to pay attention to the small details of your home, like gutters, when choosing exterior colors.
Using different textures will make more visual impact than when there’s no variety in texture. You can use a smooth finish for one siding material and go for a rugged look on the other.
Be Thoughtful With Placement
Consider positioning mixed materials where they highlight an architectural feature–such as a window, gable, dormer or bump-out. This placement reinforces and elevates the character and design aesthetic of the home. Here, you may want to choose a contrasting color to create a strong visual impact.
Two-siding home exteriors usually have horizontal planks on the first floor and shake or scallops on the second. Again, this emphasizes the difference between siding materials.
There are endless ways to create depth in your home exterior using color and texture to build layers of interest. The best part is that you can start small and add layers over time. Be sure to contact a reputable siding contractor to advise you on your options, help you make the best decisions, and properly install this durable material to add curb appeal to your home.
If you are looking for a trusted siding contractor for your next project, look no further than Custom Installations, Inc. We are a certified siding company catering to homeowners looking to transform their homes with new, quality siding. From start to finish, we help our clients through the renovation process. The result is a high-quality siding installation our customers can enjoy for years to come.
We will help make the vision for your home’s exterior a reality. You may call us at (847) 999-7488 or fill out our online request form to schedule a free estimate. We serve clients in Highland Park, IL.