Which color of vinyl siding is right for your home? Should you go with dark brown, light grey, vibrant red, or something else entirely? McLean Roofing And Siding offers an assortment of vinyl siding colors in Michigan, so you can choose the best look for your home’s exterior. Here are some important factors to keep in mind as you sort through your options.
White Shows Dirt Easily
White vinyl siding looks great when it’s clean, but it doesn’t stay clean for long. We usually recommend a shade of off-white if that is the color spectrum you’re leaning toward. Light neutrals like grey, beige, sage and light blue are just as appealing to the eye, and those colors show much less dirt than stark white. You don’t want the next Michigan storm to make your home look dirty and dingy, so make sure you choose a color that can stand up to a little dirt.
Dark Colors Fade In Direct Sunlight
Vinyl siding is manufactured with UV ray protection to prevent sun fading, but this is still a possibility with prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. If one or two sides of your home receive an enormous amount of sun throughout the day, you will be much better off choosing a light shade for your siding. If you want something dark on your exterior for contrast, you could get a dark roof shingle instead.
What Will Your Siding Look Like Throughout The Year?
As the seasons change, so do the colors around your home. In the spring, your house may be surrounded with gorgeous plants and trees. In the fall, you may have warm autumn colors in the background. Rather than thinking about what your home looks like right now, think about how it will look all year long. Choose a siding color that compliments the seasonal changes as much as possible.
Will You Change Your Time Color?
If you plan to change your trim color, you will need to pick a siding color that works well with the new trim. This goes without saying, but you’d be surprised by how many people forget about this during their siding plans. You need to think about what your home’s exterior will look like in the long run, not just right now.
If you need more help choosing the right siding color for your Michigan home, contact McLean Roofing And siding to speak with our vinyl siding experts.