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Add Curb Appeal With A New Exterior Siding Colour

Exterior siding used to only offer a handful of neutral colour options, but today’s house siding products provide multiple colour choices, making it a great way to add curb appeal to your home’s exterior. The right exterior siding for your home help your house stand out and look great, no matter what elements it may have to endure. While many people emphasize landscaping to add curb appeal, your home’s exterior siding is what people will notice first.

Exterior Siding

Exterior siding has become one of the most popular choices for homes across Canada. With new wood siding options that can stand up to water and humidity, it’s no wonder that exterior siding is one of the best ways to improve the outer façade of your home.

How To Choose Exterior Siding Colours

Changing the colour of your house siding can not only change the way you feel about your home, but can also positively impact its value. All types of siding, including wood siding, now offer many more popular colour options, including light and dark shades of greens, greys, blues, and yellows to beautify your home. A popular siding choice from Siparila is our Evolute 8 siding, which comes in a variety of sold and translucent colours. We’ve also developed new, natural colours that highlight the Evolute 8’s beautiful wooden structure.

To choose the right siding colour for your home, use these five questions to help guide your choice.

1. What’s your neighborhood like?

Drive around and take note of the colour schemes of homes you like, paying particular attention to your own area and homes styled similar to yours. While you can certainly choose a siding colour scheme that you love, you also want to make a selection that will look good in your home’s location.

2. What’s the style of your home?

Your home’s style will often provide visual cues that can help you decide on the right colour, but don’t feel forced to abide by tradition when it comes to your selection. Some home styles, such as cottages or homes in more rural areas, may offer more freedom when it comes to choosing siding colours as you’ll be less constrained by a neighbourhood style.

3. What size is your home?

A dark colour can look rich and distinctive when you’re looking at siding samples, but when placed on a midsize or larger house, it can feel gloomy or overpowering. At the same time, colours that are too light may prevent a smaller home from standing out. Overall, lighter colours can neutralize features that you don’t want to draw attention to, while darker colours can bring focus to areas worth highlighting.

4. What colour is your roof?

Exterior house siding can have a long lifespan, which means you should consider the colour of your roofing when making a final siding colour decision. A lighter siding color scheme can complement a darker roof shade. If your rood is mid-toned and has a neutral hue, almost any colour for your exterior siding will work.

5. What about complementary colours?

Once you’ve chosen your main colour, you’ll also need to select accent colours for your window trims, doors, and railings. If you’re unsure about what to select, start with one complementary colour that can serve as a focal point, and one hue that’s a shade or two lighter or darker than your main siding colour.

Change The Look Of Your Home With Siparila Wood Siding

Wood has timeless quality that does not go out of style. When you choose to add Siparila wood siding to your home, you will be adding high-quality, long-lasting materials that protect your space and reflect your character. When you choose a well-made siding product, your new exterior siding will function as a structural design element while preserving the condition of your home. Siparila products come in many different colours, all of which can add style and curb appeal to your home. To learn more about our wood siding, contact us.

How to Care for Your New Wood Siding

Now that your wood siding is installed, you’re ready to ensure that your exterior siding remains in good condition for many years to come. The best approach to keeping your wood siding looking its best is to practice regular upkeep and maintenance.

As with all wood products, the biggest threat to wood siding is moisture, which can lead to rotting, insect infestation, mildew, mould, and peeling paint. Another factor to keep in mind is the sun, and how it will affect your exterior siding. Because the south and west sides of any home receive more sun, they will experience more wear and tear than the north and east sides. To minimize water and sun damage, choose ready-painted wood siding with hidden nails, b Siparila Topcoat, to provide protection against moisture and UV rays.

Wood Siding

4 Ways To Keep Your Wood Siding Looking Its Best

It is recommended to inspect your exterior siding at least once a year. In addition to regular monitoring, use these tips to care for and protect your wood siding so it retains its beauty and finish.

1. Prevent potential damage.
Look for any exposed gaps where the plank has pulled away from adjacent surface. This is the primary way for moisture to infiltrate your wood siding and cause damage. Reapply exterior caulking that matches your siding colour to close the gaps. This should be done on a dry day when there is minimal moisture in the air.
Another way to prevent potential damage, is to ensure that bushes, tree branches, or shrubs don’t touch the exterior siding as they can be conducive to moisture finding its way into cracks and tiny openings.

Prefinished wood siding

2. Remove stains.
When it comes to discolouration of wood siding, dirt is the most common culprit. During your annual inspection, use warm, soapy water and a soft-bristled brush to scrub away any stained areas. Mildew or rust stains may require a stronger cleaning solution. In that case consult a wood siding expert to ask for their recommendations on how to remove stains.

3. Restore the colour.
Siding colours may lose their lustre with age, but they can be restored by applying a wood cleaner or brightener. While these products are usually used on wood decks, they work well on natural wood siding too.

Siding colours

4. Replace damaged wood siding panels.
In order to keep the outside of your home looking its best, you may want to replace any wood siding panels that show signs of damage. Occasionally, siding may crack from being accidentally hit or scraped. Wood is easy and quick to repair all year round. However, repairs to wood siding requires specific knowledge on how to remove the damaged siding while leaving surrounding siding intact. Unless you have the skills, hire a professional carpenter or siding contractor. However, when you choose Siparila Topcoat siding, you can rest easy knowing that it comes with a 70-year warranty against decay.

Ready-Painted Wood Siding Made To Last

Ensuring that your wood siding is durable and long lasting starts with choosing the right type of wood siding. Siparila Topcoat® wood siding and Siparila Topcoat® Evolute 8 ready-painted wood siding are high quality siding options that are not only durable, but beautiful too. Siparila’s passion for wood drives our desire to produce exceptional products, focus on sustainability, as well as showcase how to improve interior and exterior spaces using wood’s timeless aesthetics. Contact us for your new build, your renovation project, or your commercial needs. We look forward to being your genuine wood siding partner.

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