Matching Home Exterior Colors

Matching Home Exterior Colors

Exterior contractors can give you advice on the materials that can make your home more beautiful and add to its value. But since this is your home, the final decision on everything that’s installed on it should belong to you. After all, not every homeowner’s personality and style are the same.

When it comes to matching siding and trim colors, choose what you like instead of simply following someone else’s suggestions. However, it’s a good idea to find out more about great combinations to make your choice easier. Here are some tips to get you started:

Home Style

The style of your home has the biggest influence on your choice of colors. For a modern or contemporary style home, simplicity is the most prominent factor. This means your colors should be neutral and natural. For example, you could choose almond, khaki, white, or pearl grey. For bolder hues, try coffee, brown and yellow.

Classic looks are a traditional-style home essential. Country red, khaki, and almond are great together, and so are cactus, coffee, and Acadia.

A coastal-style home is a tribute to cottage living, so almond, maize, and yellow are good. You can also go with a classier white, maize, and granite. 

For suburban-style homes, simplicity and geometry are the buzzwords. Pearl grey, granite, and white are your best option, but you can also go with cedar, coffee, and cactus combinations.

Unusual Combos

Make it more personal by going with unusual color combinations for your trim, window frames, and siding. It might not be a safe choice, but if you’re daring, you’ll be glad you chose to be different. However, try to keep within a similar undertone. Your base color is the key to everything else. For example, red and white make a bold, striking combination that looks both attractive and daring. Khaki and yellow have a natural vibe when they’re together. There are plenty of combinations that you can use to separate your home from a boring backdrop.


Before deciding on a color combination, make sure to check out some swatches. It’s also a good idea to paint pieces of wood and look at them at different times of the day to give you a more solid idea. There are websites and apps with visualizers that allow you to pick colors or even upload pictures of your home so you can view them with the colors you’re planning to use. There’s no need to go blindly into this: color combinations work best when you review and study them several times before using them.

Stonebridge Roofing, Waterproofing, and Exteriors can help you visualize the trim and siding combinations you want. We are professional roofers and home improvement experts. Get in touch with us today. Call us at (904) 262-6636.

The 3 Defining Features of the American Craftsman Home

The 3 Defining Features of the American Craftsman Home

The Craftsman-style home is still the most popular house style in the country. Although newer ones built today have more variations than their predecessors, it still evokes that atmosphere of American suburbia due to their simple yet charming aesthetics.

But what exactly makes a Craftsman-style home tick? Stonebridge Roofing, Waterproofing, and Exteriors, your roof repair and siding experts, share the key features of the American Craftsman home.

1. Low-Pitched Roofs

Both classic and newer Craftsman-style homes boast low-pitched roofs, with the most common being the gable style. The house covering’s modest aesthetics is widely considered a hallmark of the 1890s ‘revolution’ against the ornate Victorian style that dominated the day. Compared to the latter, these low-pitched roofs have a simple and sleek design that (for many homeowners) is more welcoming than an intricate and often imposing-looking roof.

2. Charming Woodwork

Another defining trait of craftsman-style homes is the intricate woodwork that makes its exterior aesthetic. These range from handmade details and figures that serve as decor to the wooden covering that surrounds the house’s exterior.

Wooden cladding and siding today is a fairly rare things since there are better materials for home exterior waterproofing. You can still achieve a classic Craftsman look with alternative materials like vinyl and engineered wood. The former can be manufactured to look just like wood without its weaknesses, while the latter is a more durable composite material that’s more resilient than simple wooden planks.

3. Windows with Eaves

Finally, Craftsman-style homes are well-known for their large windows with overhanging eaves. The most commonly used styles are double hung and casement, although newer ones tend to have varying styles in one home ranging from picture to both bay and bow windows. The key trait here is the eaves which is another defining feature that separates it from the old Victorian-style model house.

At Stonebridge Roofing, Waterproofing and Exteriors, we are experts at home exterior renovations. Whether you need a new gable roof installed or are looking for attractive but resilient siding for your Craftsman home, our state-certified construction professionals will make sure your project is done right every time. 

Get in touch with us at (904) 262-6636 to learn more about our roofing, siding, and window services. We are roof repair experts serving homeowners throughout Jacksonville.

Reasons to Waterproof the Most Vulnerable Parts of Your Home

Reasons to Waterproof the Most Vulnerable Parts of Your Home

Waterproofing is essential in both residential and commercial structures. It’s also one of the best things you can do to care for your home, especially if it has multiple levels.

A Stronger Structure

Concrete waterproofing extends the lifespan of a structure by minimizing water penetration through ceilings, walls, or floors. Ensuring these parts of your home are safe from water infiltration can prevent rust, rot, corrosion, and deterioration.

Higher Home Value

Mold and water damage can reduce your property value by up to 25%. On the other hand, waterproofing increases your home’s protection and overall value. If you’re thinking of waterproofing your home, then you must hire a skilled contractor to do the job.

Mold Prevention

Waterproofing can also help in improving indoor air quality and avoiding health risks. Moisture that settles in the ceilings and walls can cause mold to grow. Mold can trigger allergies and asthma as well as compromise your immune system.

Lower Maintenance Costs

You can save on costly repairs by investing in waterproofing your home. A home that doesn’t have moisture-related issues is easier to maintain. Keep in mind that water damage can result in issues with electrical systems, paint jobs, and wooden components. A small amount of water is enough to cause cracks in concrete.

Sump Pump Protection

Sump pumps can greatly help with basement waterproofing, but sometimes they can experience issues. Additional waterproofing in the basement can provide added protection to your home in case the sump pump stops working.

For reliable waterproofing services, turn to Stonebridge Roofing, Waterproofing, and Exteriors. We are one of the area’s most experienced roofers and providers of home exterior services. Our team will make sure that your home stays protected from moisture-related problems, including mold and mildew. Call us at (904) 262-6636, or fill out our contact form to get a free quote.

4 Details You Shouldn’t Overlook When Hiring a House Painter

4 Details You Shouldn’t Overlook When Hiring a House Painter

Painting your home is a good investment. It can freshen up your home’s exterior, make it more visually appealing, and it can also raise your home’s overall value. However, it’s a task that shouldn’t be done by the homeowners themselves. Instead, they should hire a house painter to get the job done and minimize mistakes. But there is a catch; you shouldn’t hire the first house painter you see. Instead, there are a few details you should look at when searching for contractors.

  1. Protection plan – While you’re in the vetting stages of hiring a house painter, check to see if they have a thorough plan of protecting you and your property, such as protective tarping. This is because exterior work can involve falling debris or lead paint from the scraping and sanding, which can be hazardous to your health.

  2. A detailed breakdown of preparation plans – Since you’re already looking at your potential house painter’s protection plan, make sure to look at their breakdown of how they plan to prep the job areas as well. Find out how they intend to clean the surfaces they’ll be painting and how they’ll scrape, sand, grind, caulk or repair these same areas. Make sure they include an estimate of the number of hours and rates per hour as well.

  1. Painting plan – Make yourself privy to a comprehensive account of their painting plan. That way, you’ll learn how many coats per surface they’ll apply for both primer and paint.

  1. Cost of materials – This is one of the most important details you need to know. During the vetting process, make sure to know the cost of materials associated with each project phase as some painters may budget for five cans of paint for one section while another may budget for ten or another may just be using better paints. By doing this, you can better determine which painter is the right one for you.

Need an expert house painter to do some work on your home? Don’t hesitate to turn to Stonebridge Roofing, Waterproofing, and Exteriors. When it comes to home exterior waterproofing and roof repair services, we are the trusted experts, and we won’t let you down! Give us a call at (904) 404-7221, or fill out our contact form to get a FREE quote.

How to Prevent Mold Before It Even Starts

How to Prevent Mold Before It Even Starts

There are only two things mold needs to grow and spread through your home: moisture and organic materials. Your house is made up of drywall, wood, and other natural materials, making it susceptible to mold growth. Mold won’t only make your home unsightly, it can also trigger allergies and cause respiratory health issues. So, you must prevent mold growth.

Prevent Moisture

You’ll need to address the root cause of the moisture problem. Eliminating cold surfaces and lowering humidity can help control moisture buildup. Your HVAC system can also help with this since electric and gas surfaces use dry heat to lower humidity. The air conditioner naturally cools the air and also reduces moisture levels. Ensure proper airflow by keeping the register unlocked.

Reduce Humidity 

Proper ventilation is essential in minimizing humidity levels in the attic. Insufficient ventilation can cause warm outdoor air to enter and get trapped in your attic. Other parts of your home like the kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry room also produce a lot of moisture.

Humidity can quickly reach the attic if you don’t have enough insulation between your home and the attic. Over time, it can cause mold and mildew growth. You must work with a roof repair expert to ensure you have the proper type of ventilation for your home and sufficient vents for your attic.

Address Roof Leaks

Excess moisture can get into your home through roof leaks. Check your attic for black streaks on the wood and mold or mildew growth. Immediately contact your roofing contractor if you suspect that your roof has a leak. Usually, it’s hard to detect roof leaks without the help of professionals.

For quality roofing and home exterior waterproofing services, turn to Stonebridge Roofing, Waterproofing, and Exteriors. We specialize in roof repair, replacement, maintenance, and more. Call us at (904) 262-6636, or complete our online form to get a free estimate.

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