Between all of the cracks, gashes, buckling, and discoloration, it might be time to replace your home’s siding. Not only is old siding painful to look at, but it can also make your home vulnerable to water damage and increased heating and cooling bills. Before you call up a contractor, there are a few things you need to keep in mind when choosing siding.
While you don’t want to be just like every other house on the block, you also don’t want to stand out too much. Before deciding on a color, take a gander at the surrounding houses. If every house looks similar, choose something that will allow you to fit in — but not too much! However, if you live in an eccentric looking neighborhood, go wild with your choices!
Think of the Roof
Of course, you want to pick a color that compliments your roof to give your home a complete look. You also want to take into account your roof’s age. Since roofs can last over 20 years, think about when it will be replaced, what color, and what material it will be. Plan according to what your roof looks like now and what it will look like in the future.
When you look at a color in the store it could be your favorite color of all time. Unfortunately, that color could look completely different once it’s installed onto your home. To add to that, it will also look different as the sun rises and sets. Before you install a specific color, grab a sample and look at it outside during each time of the day.
Before you point to a picture in the catalog and hire a contractor, there are some things you should know about choosing siding. When you need help choosing and installing siding for your home, contact the expert installers at Preferred Exterior. To learn more, or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (516) 354-7252.