Ultimately, the design decisions about your roofing, siding and any other part of your exteriors are all up to you. While your remodeling contractor can suggest a few tweaks here and there, the choices you make can all be based on your own preferences. Unfortunately, not many homeowners have experience choosing wisely when it comes to exterior designs, resulting in homes with less than favorable appeal.
Thankfully, your professional remodeler has foolproof ways to help make the design process easier.
The Major Components
Your roof and siding combine to make up almost 100% of your home’s exterior. This is why it’s important to coordinate closely with your siding and roofing contractors about how you want these two major components to look. One reliable way to do this is to contrast the colors and patterns. For example, if you’re choosing a shingled look for your roof, it’s best to go with a simpler and more neutral pattern for your siding. The same rule applies when choosing colors. Dark roofs go remarkably well with lighter siding and vice versa.
Contrast your windows and doors with your siding colors as well to make them pop out more. Choose darker frames for your replacement windows to make sure they’re visible against light-colored siding panels. Alternatively, bright window frames are the perfect foil for stronger siding hues.
Talk to your roofer and siding contractor about exterior remodeling options that can also improve your energy efficiency. In the past, experts did not recommend dark-colored roofing systems because they tended to hold heat more than any other color. Today, however, energy-efficient roofing designs exist in almost any style that can fit almost any home.
At Krech Exteriors, we can help you elevate your exteriors with colors, patterns and designs that are 100% right for your home. Give us a call at (651) 688-6368, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Minneapolis and other surrounding communities.