Trying to pick new siding for your home can be nerve-wracking. It is, after all, the largest part of your exterior and, as such, plays a large role in determining your home’s curb appeal. Turner & Sons Roofing & Siding LLC, a top contractor in the state, shares some tips on how to pick the right kind of siding.
Looking for Real-Life Inspiration
Sites like Pinterest are a great place to start looking, but remember that, thanks to digital editing tools and lighting techniques, a lot of houses look better in pictures than they do in real life. The only way to know whether a certain color combination is truly visually appealing or not is to see it up close.
You can take a drive around nearby neighborhoods to get a closer look at houses. We recommend looking them at different times of the day as lighting can affect the visual impact of certain types and shades of siding.
Consistent Neighborhood Design Aesthetic
If you’re particularly interested in raising your home’s curb appeal and property value, going on a long drive presents another advantage; it can help you decide on a design theme for your home, which would include the windows, doors and possibly a roof replacement.
After all, as much as you’d like your home to stand out from the rest of the neighborhood, the fact is your home’s curb appeal and, consequently, its property value is partially determined by neighboring houses. If your new siding clashes with any other part of your exterior or the overall aesthetic of your neighborhood, it can end up bringing down the property values of the entire area.
Planning Your Budget
Last but not least, you need to plan your budget. Asking for estimates from your local contractors would be a good start.
Turner & Sons Roofing & Siding LLC is a family-owned company that offers premium roofing and siding options. To get a free estimate, call us at (860) 398-5072, or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Cromwell, CT.