Siding Color Selection Made Simple

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Siding Color Selection Made Simple


When it comes to protection, it’s important to choose a durable siding material. But as far as energy efficiency is concerned, your choosing the right color also matters. Different types of siding boards and panels will have their own set of pros and cons. For example, aluminum siding offers great strength and durability but can often be on the expensive side. On the other hand, wood siding boards look great but will need a lot of repainting and maintenance. Regardless of the properties these types may or may not have, you shouldn’t forget to exercise good judgment when choosing a color.

Siding colors are not just for looks anymore. Let our metal roofing and siding experts at Custom Installations explain how choosing a color can either help or hinder your home.

Structural Considerations

Colorful veneers and intricate patterns compliment classic Victorian or Prairie-style homes but would look completely out of place against the minimalist sensibilities of a postmodern building. Take your home’s style in careful consideration when deciding on a color for your siding. If you’re unsure whether a certain hue will clash against your existing aesthetic, our specialists will be more than happy to help you choose the right option.

Surrounding Fixtures

In addition to your home’s overall architectural style, you should also consider other parts that contribute to your home’s appearance. If you’ve recently had a project done by roofing services such as new construction, installation, or re-roofing, then you want your siding to beautifully complement your chosen roof. Try to contrast patterns and colors. If you went for laminated shingles with varying sizes, choose a flat and solid color for your siding. On the other hand, you want patterned siding to contrast a mostly uniform roof design.

Energy Efficiency

Colors can also affect just how much heat your siding absorbs from the sun. Dark hues like deep reds and navy blues heat up much faster than their lighter-colored alternatives. For homes in areas where warm climates dominate the year, you want to choose colors that reflect much of the sun’s light and heat away from your home.

Beautify and protect your home with Custom Installations, your trusted roofing and siding contractor. We are your leading provider of exterior remodeling products and services, including roofing, siding, and all related accessories. Give us a call at (847) 979-5522 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free quote today. We serve Lake Forest and all surrounding areas in IL.

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