If your current exteriors already look old and weathered, take this as an opportunity to explore how you may want to enhance your home’s visual appeal. While some homeowners may choose to get the same type of siding for their replacement, others are redesigning their exterior by combining two or more siding materials. This is a popular yet effective way to define how you want to present your home to neighbors, visitors and even the random passerby!
Of course, this project can be a daunting task to take on your own. You should work with a locally trusted siding professional, especially since choosing the right combination doesn’t happen overnight. It takes careful planning and consideration, after all. Here are a few helpful tips to consider.
Research Different Combinations of Profiles and Textures
Your home won’t stand out the way it is now with only a single type of siding material. If you’re aiming for a fresh new exterior design, we recommend choosing a siding combination that has two opposing styles. You can search online for many different combinations, and they all tend to consist of one siding material with a rugged texture paired with another material that has a smooth finish.
You can also discuss with your residential and commercial siding contractors how they can combine both horizontal and vertical siding. This combination is more common in modern home styles, which have a smooth horizontal siding material on the first floor while the second floor features a more rugged vertical siding profile. This type of combination is also recommended to make your preferred combination of different profiles and textures stand out more.
Add Variety By Considering Different Colors
When choosing a good color combination for your siding replacement, it should consist of at least three hues. The color of your chosen siding must complement the color of your home’s roof while a second and third hue will be applied on the accents, such as molding and trim. Also, keep in mind that using the same hue may not help bring out the visual identity of your home when you combine different siding types. Instead, consider light and dark hues of the same color or pick different complementary colors altogether so that you can feature the combined siding materials used in your home.
Whether you need a professional to install your siding or deal with recent storm damage, The Badger Company is the name you can rely on. Call us at (608) 850-6282, or fill out our convenient online request form to request an estimate.