Choosing siding that complements the other components of your home’s exterior, such as your roof and windows, is very important when it comes to curb appeal. Need tips on matching your siding to the style and design of your home? Exterior siding expert S.I.S. Exterior Renovations is here to help!
Do Your Homework
Start by researching the types of siding that are available. Here are the most common options:
- Vinyl siding. The most often utilized type of siding is vinyl siding. It comes in a wide range of colors and has the added benefits of being easy to install and maintain. It is an economical choice, however, not as durable or longlasting as some of the other options and tends to become less attractive due to UV deterioration after 15-20 years.
- Cedar siding. Your property can have a really exquisite appearance if you choose cedar siding. This elegant material has a long lifespan provided it is properly maintained in 5-7 coating cycles. With the inital and ongoing maintenance costs, this sidings overall cost to lifespan tends to be on the higher side.
- Aluminum siding. For homeowners who prefer the steel look of aluminum siding, this option is ranked higher for durability vs. vinyl siding, however, due to the low demand it tends not to be as cost-effective and is still susceptible to hail damage.
- Fiber cement siding. The most economical in terms of cost to product life cycle. It is low maintenance but up front will cost more than vinyl siding, however, due to the product composition and baked finish it will withstand the environment for decades and look great years later. James Hardie Siding is the common product in this category and is also referred to as Hardie Plank or Hardie® board siding.
Choosing the Right Color
Should you choose matching or contrasting colors? When it comes to design and color matching, everyone has their own style and preferences, but in general you should choose different hues for your siding and roof. Colors that are very different from one another can create a stunning contrast that will assist you in showcasing your home. Alternatively, choosing different hues within the same palette can also create a charming, cohesive effect.
Need assistance from one of the best local siding companies? S.I.S. Exterior Renovations is a locally owned and operated business that has continuously produced successful results since 1991. We built our reputation on customer satisfaction and quality workmanship, and we focus on full exterior finishing projects including roofing, windows, doors, siding, stucco and stone for different types of structures and homes.
For any inquiries, contact us at (403) 640-1334 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate. We proudly serve clients and homeowners in Calgary (Alberta), Canada.