Picking out great exteriors for your home is necessary to maintain its high curb appeal over time. However, some homeowners have no control over matching their roofing with their siding, for instance, because they either had no input during the construction or they moved into an older home. If you are either type of homeowner and are soon getting a roof and siding replacement, or storm damage repair done, now is a great time to ensure that your roof and siding complement each other to make your home more visually appealing.
Surroundings and Architectural Styles
First, consider your home’s architectural style. Different styles utilize different color palettes. Modern homes utilize solid, earthy hues while contemporary homes are more black and white. Also, consider the neighborhood where you live. Try not to veer too far from prevalent designs around you so that your home doesn’t end up sticking out like a sore thumb.
Consider Your Roof
Roofing systems may require roof repair and maintenance every now and then, but they are mostly built to last for decades. If you mean to make changes only to your siding, you still have to take your roof into account. Pick a siding color that pairs well with your roof to create a more seamless-looking exterior.
GAF Style Guide
Manufacturers each offer their own style guides to help customers make better design decisions for their homes. GAF is one such manufacturer, and the company has come up with an easy-to-follow documentation of possible color schemes for any type of home. GAF has also developed the Virtual Home Remodeler, which is a design tool that lets you see how different exterior colors and materials will look on both your siding and roof. The tool has pre-selected homes that you can use as an approximation for your own. You can also upload your own photo if you want to use that instead.
If you need more help with updating your home exteriors, work with our team of roofing specialists at Brownstone Roofing. Our Kentucky number is (502) 242-7947. We can give free quotes for residents of Louisville, KY.