Investing in a new color of siding can greatly impact both the curb appeal and the value of your home. However, picking the right hue can be difficult. Part of this dilemma is whether to match or contrast the color of the siding with the roof. Read on as A1 Siding and Roofing, your local siding contractor in the area, provides some guidance.
Roof Color as a Factor
The color of the siding has a lifespan that varies depending on the material. A typical asphalt shingle roof has a lifespan of 20-30 years. As such, your roof should always be a factor when choosing a siding color.
General convention states that the roof and siding should be in contrasting colors. A light-colored siding would be best for a home with a dark-color roofing material, and vice versa. However, it is possible to match both home exteriors, especially if either one utilizes a neutral color. Such hues allow more choices when it comes to color schemes.
Other Deciding Factors
Before a siding installation can take place, look at the other factors that will determine whether the roof-siding colors should match or contrast. One thing to look at is the size of your home. A dark-colored siding may be too overpowering when applied on a medium- to large-sized home. A siding with a light or neutral color, meanwhile, may not make a smaller home stand out.
Another consideration is the architectural design of the home. The style of the home can provide strong hints that will help you in matching or contrasting your siding colors with the roof. For example, Colonial homes require traditional white siding, which is a perfect choice if the roof is a darker hue.
Turn to the pros of A1 Siding and Roofing for a wide selection of the industry’s best brands, colors and styles of vinyl siding. We will guide you in selecting the right hues that will match or contrast your existing roof color to achieve a better aesthetic for your home.