Choosing a Siding Color

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Choosing a siding color depends on whether the siding is used as an accent or as an allover covering for the house, as accents are generally neutral to match the trim. Choose a neutral color for long-term value, or choose a louder color to satisfy personal taste, with advice from a licensed remodeling contractor in this free video on home maintenance.

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Hey, hi. I'm Tim Gipson. I'm going to talk to you about how to choose a siding color. Now, when we look at choosing a siding color, it really depends on whether your whole house is siding. Whether you've got a situation like this, where you have some outcroppings which you're going to be siding, but the main house is a brick. Now, typically, when you get into a situation like this where you've got some outcroppings on your house, or some details, or some trim areas that require some kind of siding, then what this will be is this will be more of a neutral color. You'll see a cream color, beige color, whites or off whites, those areas. And what you'll see is you'll see that the siding is always coordinated with the trim, with the gutter system so that it gives you smooth, clean lines and an accent to the brick. Now, in houses where they're either all natural wood or all siding, then, you've got a wider variety of color selections and what you can go with. And then you gotta look, really, at the rule of thumb. Are you in a house that you intend to retire in? You're going to stay there. You're not necessarily worried about short-term gain and valuation and you're not going to be moving on. Or, whether this is an investment home, a starter home where you've been in it a short time. And the reason that's important, because, if you plan on being in your home long term, then you can choose some of those sidings that may be more vibrant in color. Maybe more of your own personal taste without having to make any kind of considerations about resale value. However, if you're at a shorter period if time, say a five to ten year period where you need to consider add-on value, it's a good idea to stick with neutral colors and some of the basic colors that are accents instead of going with something really extravagant. So, I'm Tim Gipson, and that's how to choose siding color.

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