Winter’s passing and the warmer weather draws us out of hibernation. Maybe you’re getting a garden prepped now that the ground is thawing or doing some pressure washing of the deck or fence to prep for the outdoor barbecues with friends and family.
While you were out there, did you notice the obvious wear and tear of your home’s siding? It’s getting harder to ignore every year.
We want to believe it will last forever, because it’s a big job, just like needing a new roof. The problem with simply ignoring the issue is that it’s rarely just appearances that you need to worry about.
When it comes to the exterior of our homes, siding offers more than a pretty visual. It protects our homes from the elements which can be quite harsh, whether it’s rain, snow, ice, or even the beating of the hot summer sun.
Rather than focus on the boring aspects of replacing siding, why not envision how it could enhance your home’s viability. Not only will it look nicer, but you can change the feel of your home from dated to current. Trends change, and while quiet beiges or faded yellows and whites were popular of past, there are bolder blues and grays standing out in the market.
Mixing these colors with a stone façade on the bottom half of your house, or maybe adding stone columns to your porch, is a way to create a truly stunning visual. Of course, traditional never truly goes out of style, so if you adore the look of crisp white siding with a pop of color, say a bright red door, you can’t go wrong.
Another area is to consider is considering textured siding. While some people prefer the clean design of flat panels, you might prefer a stamped wood grain texture. That’s where you get to add those little bits of personality that differentiate your home from all the others.
Like to stand out? How about a vertical layout, rather than a horizontal layout? Choosing colors doesn’t have to be all or nothing. You could choose a neutral base color and have fun with contrasting or complementary shades that are more subtle when it comes to shutters or trim.
Maybe you’d love a back to nature vibe and want to blend into your tree-filled property. How about green or a darker brown? Want to stand out? Bold colors can give your home a vibrant design but consider the space around you—like what’s the feel of your neighborhood. That hot pink shade you’ve been eyeing may pull the value of the homes down if everything else around it is in a more neutral color. Standing out is one thing, being the eyesore is quite another.
The best way to see what’s current is to speak with somebody who works with siding or check sites online to see what shades catch your eye. There are sites that allow you to play with color palettes, so you can get a feel of what shades work together well.
When it comes to revisiting siding on your home, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with choice. That’s where we come in. We’ve helped families all over the Greater Toledo, Ohio area with their siding, and can answer any questions you may have, such as what’s current, what styles of siding are available, along with whatever other questions you may have.
We’ve loved working with our customers in Waterville, Bowling Green, Maumee, Perrysburg, and Sylvania, and would love to add you to our list of happy customers. If you’re considering adding new siding this year, be sure to give us a call. We’ll be happy to talk estimates, design, or whatever else you might need to know. Contact us today, and let’s get started.