When replacing your roof or your siding, or both, your first concern is going to be the performance of the new materials. You want to make sure your roof and siding are doing a great job of keeping the outside elements where they belong – outside of your home. Protecting the investment you have made in your house starts with having a solid roof and a reliable siding installation in place.
Beyond the performance of these parts of your home, you want to make sure they look good together, as well. Specifically, you want to develop a color combination that is going to play nicely for years to come. After all, you (hopefully) won’t be replacing either of these things again anytime soon, so get the colors right now and enjoy them as the years go by.
How do you manage to settle on a great color combination for your siding and shingles? The following tips may be able to help.
Play it Safe
At first, you might be tempted to make a bold statement with the colors you pick for your siding and roof. However, before you settle on bold or bright colors, take a moment to think about how you will feel about those selections five or ten years into the future. Most likely, you’ll wish that you had opted for something relatively neutral. It’s not easy – or cheap – to make a change if you find that you hate the color you picked, so stay on the safe side to avoid buyer’s remorse.
Think About House Design
With some homes, the siding is the main feature that you see from street level, while the roof is nearly impossible to view. With other homes, however, the situation is flipped, with the roof taking the lead from a visual perspective. Think about how your home looks from the street and decide whether the siding or the shingles will be taking the lead from a color perspective. Thinking about it from this angle may be helpful in trying to decide how you want to arrange your colors.
Look for Inspiration
You may not want to exactly copy the look that some of your neighbors have used, but it does make sense to have a look around and see if you can find some homes you like nearby. A little bit of inspiration will go a long way when you are trying to settle on an exterior décor.
Get Professional Help
Sometimes, the best thing you can do is simply call in a professional for assistance. It’s hard to make decisions like this one, especially if you don’t have any design experience in your background. A professional roofing contractor will be able to offer knowledgeable input and present you with a few different options to consider. In the end, this might be the option which leads to the most reliable results.
Selecting the right combination for your siding and shingles isn’t necessarily easy, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Take your time, think through all of the variables involved, and bring in a professional if you still need help. Good luck!