Nothing boosts curb appeal more than choosing the right roofing and siding combination for your home. Together, these two form more than 90% of your exterior. This is not surprising as the roof and the siding are the defining features of any architectural style. When you’re remodeling your exteriors or simply replacing your siding, choosing the best siding profile can have a big impact on your overall appeal.
Siding products come in all shapes and sizes, as well as dozens of different colors and patterns. Making a decision among all the available options can be daunting. Thankfully, our experts at Howard Roofing & Home Improvements recommend following these tips to help you get started.
Match Your Architectural Style
Don’t be afraid to consult with your siding and roofing contractor about which profiles and patterns work well for your home. For example, traditional homes like the Craftsman or the Cape Cod pair well with horizontal shiplap siding. Colonial homes work well with horizontal siding too but can also make do with vertical patterns. The style most associated with vertical siding, however, are ranch-style homes.
Sizing It Up
Of course, profile size also plays a role in improving the exterior appeal of your siding. Large stately Colonial houses need large profile sizes to match a massive facade. You can also use siding profile sizes to visually alter your home. For example, narrow vertical siding is a good way to emphasize the height of your home and to make it appear bigger than it actually is.
Trust Your Gut
While siding installers and roofers can give you recommendations, design choices are ultimately up to you. This will be your home so it’s best to choose a siding profile that you are most comfortable with seeing every day.
Explore different siding profiles to match your home’s style with the help of our professionals at Howard Roofing & Home Improvements. Give us a call at (636) 296-1057 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in St. Charles, as well as other surrounding areas in MO.