Quarve Contracting
Wednesday 10 December 2014

How to Choose Vinyl Siding Colors and Styles

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2014-12-10_2234Does your Twin Cities home need new siding?  Now is a great time to start planning your project.  Our crews work all winter, or you may want to schedule your remodel for the spring.  Whatever time you choose, your first decision is the type of siding. Vinyl siding, being very low maintenance and durable, is a popular choice. And it's also economical.  Vinyl siding has shown great value in many applications. Choosing a color should be part of the process when getting estimates from contractors. Different contractors may represent a number of manufacturers, resulting in a wide variety of styles, colors, and shades available. Gathering a number of ideas for improving the look of your home can be a journey. The exterior of your home should  also blend well with the overall landscaping in your area. The whole package will then shine within your neighborhood setting. The first step would be to determine a color that that wouldn’t clash with the roof. Stepping back from there, a stroll through your neighborhood might give you ideas as you look at the different color palettes of the area. Certain neighborhoods lend themselves to similar tastes. The bright colors of Cape Cod or Key West wouldn’t fit in with the earth tones of a semi-rural town bordering a mountainous landscape. The style and size of the home should also come into consideration. A smaller home, such as a bungalow, can pull off contrasting themes well. A colonial would be more in line with natural colors and calmer hues. Dormers, porches, and size and style of windows should also come into play. The exterior color of windows and doors should blend well with the siding. Thought should go into the style of the chosen vinyl siding. The look of straight clapboard-style siding may show better in certain colors than shake style. A smooth surface will present differently than a wood grain, as the grain pattern will catch sunlight and reflect it in varying ways. How much contrast or shade differences are you looking for in one setting? Colors can be played with by contrasts in trim work of the siding. Exposed foundation walls should be considers, as well as masonry chimneys . Entrances many times have stone or brick facade, and the siding color should not clash with these.  You may consider such things as adding a slightly lighter or darker color of siding on gable ends. Quarve Construction carries two trusted brands - Royal Woodland 16 and Quest vinyl siding by Mastic. Providing options in style, colors, and with great durability with UV protection, we are sure to meet your desires and needs in this venture.  We can help you make the right choice in siding for your home.  We are a licensed MN siding installation contractor, and in addition to vinyl siding, we also install fiber cement siding from James Hardie, cedar shake siding, and seamless steel siding.  Visit our Pinterest site for a few examples of the siding products we install.  For a free siding estimate, call us today at 763.785.1472.