So you’ve decided to side your home! The next thing that will most likely come to mind is, what color will you select? While changing or freshening up your current color will make a significant impact, this is not the only detail that is important to your project. The little things can make such a big difference to your home. Here are just a few to consider for your next siding project:
- Curb Appeal: Many customers don’t realize how inexpensive curb appeal can actually be. You can give the front of your house a major update from anywhere between $1,500.00 to $3,500.00. This is an area that really defines the look of your home and can be done without breaking the bank. One option is to add cedar impressions to the front of your house with vinyl stone. It looks just like real stone! You then can have the rest of your home sided in the same color for a seamless look. Another option is to add different color corner posts. This can draw the attention to the front of the house. For example, if you chose to side your house in a dark gray, adding white corner posts really draws your eye to the front of the house, due to the contrast in color.
- Trimming Windows: When siding your home, there are two different ways to trim your windows. The first is picture framing and the second is brick mold framing. Picture framing is a standard look that provides a tight miter and an overall cleaner look. In the process the windows will look recessed into the house, so the siding seems more prominent. On the other hand, Brick Mold gives the illusion that your windows are not recessed. The trim around the window is larger and bolder for a bigger impact. Either option can truly factor into the unique look of your final home design.
- Standard Corner Posts Vs. Super Corner Posts: Standard corner posts are usually not insulated and are a smaller size with only one flat look. They can be a good option if you want a sleek, simple siding job. Super Corner posts are insulated making them hold up better and less likely to crack. They also come in an array of different looks to add texture and character to your siding.
- Soffit Vents: You’ll want to consider perimeter or fully vented soffits. The two differences are the net free air space flows and preference of look. Perimeter provides a much cleaner look and has better airflow. The design of perimeter soffit vents are made to work better with your roof ventilation.
- The Final Touches: Small details like light blocks and hose bib blocks can truly add the polished look to your home. Taking extra time going over these areas can make a big difference to the look of your finished siding job.
Overall, a siding project is a massive undertaking and so much more than picking a color. While you may have the final vision in mind, you need an experienced team to guide you through the process. For your next siding project, look no further than Patriot Construction. Our sales consultants can help you navigate the ins and outs of siding your home, while our construction team executes your job flawlessly!