If it’s time to replace your home’s old siding, the first decision you’ll need to make is the type of siding you want for your home. And while that may seem like the key choice that needs to be made, it’s only the beginning. You’ll also want to select the siding style and color that will best showcase your home while blending with its exterior. Whether you’re interested in staying low-key or making a bold statement, there are plenty of options at hand.
No matter which type of siding you settle on, you’ll have several different styles to choose from that have been engineered to look like natural wood. Of the different styles on the market, some of the more popular options include:
Board and Batten
Board and batten consist of wide panels that run up and down and meet at the raised “batten,” which seals the spot where the boards meet.
Clapboard siding runs horizontally and is designed to look like natural wood planks. It’s been around for hundreds of years and is often referred to as “traditional lap” siding.
If you prefer a more rustic look, cedar shake siding is designed to look like small wooden “shakes” that are individually attached.
House Siding Colors
This is where you really have options. “Dark on dark” is a design trend that’s becoming popular, as colors like indigo or slate serve as a perfect complement to dark roofing or shutters. Another trend among homeowners is to pair natural and neutral colors, with composite stone accents balancing out siding that has a shale or slate tone. Of course, if you tend toward the understated in your design preferences, you can always choose a tried-and-true option like beige or yellow.
Look to the Siding Experts
With so many options available, the process of selecting the ideal siding for your New England home can feel overwhelming. When you partner with NEWPRO, however, our design team will meet with you to help you choose the perfect siding to fit your style and performance preferences, as well as your budget. Contact us today to get started.