Choosing the right siding for your home can be a challenging undertaking. You want to choose a material that is durable enough to withstand the extreme temperatures we encounter here in the Twin Cities area. Good siding will also be easy to maintain and well-insulated. But once you’ve chosen the right siding material and siding installation contractor for the job, it’s time to start thinking about putting together a look.
Beautiful siding has the power to completely change the look of your home. In this post from Anderson Exteriors in Ramsey, we’ll talk about choosing your new siding design from Mastic. Give us a call to learn about siding options available for your Ham Lake or Maple Grove home.
Choosing Your Mastic Siding Style
Your first big decision when choosing Mastic siding is the style. First, decide if you want to install smooth siding or siding with the appearance of real wood. Choose from the following configurations:
● Lap Siding- Lap siding is long, horizontal board siding that’s often found on traditional homes.
● Vertical Siding-Vertical siding is an excellent choice for cozy smaller homes and creates a sense of dramatic height when used on larger ones.
● Shake and Shingle- Get the timeless appeal of cedar shake with the durability of quality vinyl siding.
Choose a Color Design
This is arguably the most fun part of siding installation. Start by taking a look around your neighborhood and check out other homes with a similar architectural design to your own. Design experts recommend using one or two siding colors in addition to your primary siding color. Most homes use both a trim color and an accent color. Here are a few hints for designing color by architectural style:
● Victorian homes can take as many as six different colors.
● Craftsman homes can feature up to four.
● Use the color wheel to match siding to brick or stone on your home.
Add Accents and Trim
For the final step, you’ll choose soffits, fascia, and trim. Soffits cover the space underneath eaves and your roof’s overhang, while fascia covers the end of your rafters along your roofline. We can also add shutters in board and batten, louvered, or raised panel styles. Finally, add the final details with trim:
● Crown mouldings
● Window and door casings
● Corner posts
Contact Our Siding Replacement Pros
If you live in Ham Lake or the surrounding area and you’re thinking of updating your home’s siding, our Anderson Exteriors siding installers are here to help. To check out ideas for your home, stop by our online gallery. For a free estimate, call and connect with us at 763-323-0970 or contact us online today.