Vinyl siding is one of the most popular products used on the exterior of home’s today. It’s low cost and simple installation have caused a large boom in its demand. The increase in the demand has also given the market a large supply from manufacturers with differences in vinyl siding color to thickness or insulation. Homeowners that are shopping around for vinyl siding have a lot of options to choose from. Many manufacturers offer about 10 to 30 styles of vinyl siding, and often each style carries a number of different colors, sometimes in the excess of thirty a piece. This color wheel can make it difficult for choosing the right one.
Vinyl siding colors are especially popular because they come already the hue that the customer wants, no painting, no priming, and no drips or runs. The color of the siding is normally incorporated directly into the vinyl itself. Some of the most popular colors are light and airy like creams, beige, or dainty blues. But there are also bolder options like a dark red or hunter green. The vinyl siding colors are also less likely to fade as time passes, since most brands are coated to help prevent bleaching from the sun. If you live in a sunny area though, many companies will advise using a lighter color like a beige or blue, and not a deeper bold color, because the deep colors become more obvious when they are bleached or get some lightening from the sun.
Another thing to consider when selecting vinyl siding colors is what the Homeowner’s Association has to say. Neighborhoods without a Homeowner’s Association don’t have to worry about this, but if there is one, it would be very wise to contact them about what colors are and are not approved, especially if you are member. Sometimes they restricted certain colors from being allowed in, and other times their restrictions can mandate all houses must be a certain shade or be white.
The exterior of your home is the first thing people see when they visit, and often the last thing they see. This can place a great deal of pressure on the person in the family selecting the vinyl siding colors. But, there is help available. Lots of large chain home improvement stores sell vinyl siding, and there are sales associates who can tell you a little about each company or brand. Use this information. They can also assist in coordinating colors if you already have flower boxes, shutters, or a colored garage door. Seeing the color samples of their vinyl siding colors can also be a good help, because the sample is very close to the real color on the product. For the home improvement newbie, its wise to stick with lighter colors that resist bleaching the best, and with a neutral or a semi-neutral because installing a bold color that you hate in a few months will be a big waste or time and money. Sticking with a simple solution will be easier, even if it’s not your favorite color.
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