by admin | Sep 1, 2020 | exteriors
Bold, daring exterior paint colors are distinctive and can easily make homes stand out from the crowd. But the downside is they tend to go out of style as quickly as they came into style. This can leave you with a sour feeling of regret or, worse, boredom. Here are four paint colors that are timeless and will look good on your Florida home to help you escape the aforementioned dire situation.
One color that will never be outmoded is white. The fascination with this particular exterior paint most likely came from classic homes with whitewashed wood panelings. Many people find white attractive due to its clean and simple appearance. It also goes well with other exterior colors for trims, windows, and doors, and looks good all year round, whether against a thick blanket of snow or as it reflects the bright rays of the sun.
2. Brick Red
Red is a classic color of brick homes. It reminds people of old, rustic-looking houses cladded with real wood panels. This particular shade of red paint is strong but can be very comforting as well. It also pairs so beautifully with classic white shutters and a black front door. It also allows you to be more playful with the palette of your exterior home as brick red matches well with gray-blue and blue-green shades.
3. Light Gray
A shade of a neutral color like gray is an effortless choice: it is can give your home a nice, sleek-looking appearance from the curb. A light gray-colored wall cladding pairs nicely with white trim and will not clash with the color of traditional metal roofs vs shingles.
4. Buttery Yellow
A home with light yellow exterior walls looks extremely welcoming. It is not as bold as most orange hues or as dramatic as tomato red and gold. If you want to revamp your home into an ideal and inviting sanctuary from the outdoors, then painting your exterior walls with light yellow will do you good. It even looks good on natural wood and with a gray roof.
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by admin | May 8, 2020 | Roofing, waterproofing and exteriors
Have you ever looked at a house and been in awe of its beautiful architectural appearance? Chances are the exterior features were responsible for making a great impression. The siding, or the wall cladding material, is a critical part of your home. It can make or break the character or visual impact of any property. This is why choosing the right siding profile is key to enhancing curb appeal. But selecting the right style requires some consideration.
Horizontal Siding Patterns
Horizontal patterns are the most common method of siding. They are proven to be effective against precipitation or invasive water particles from the atmosphere. This traditional siding method encompasses a variety of patterns:
- Lap siding is the easiest and most common pattern to install. It features siding boards that are partially layered on top of each other. The goal is to let water roll over on the surface until it reaches the lower sections of the siding.
- Dutch lap siding features a groove cut out of the top of each horizontal board. It has a more textured look than the traditional lap siding.
- A beaded pattern is generally found on vinyl siding. It displays a “bead” at the bottom of each horizontal board, providing a similar textured surface like Dutch lap siding.
Vertical Siding Patterns
Although less common, vertical patterns are ideal for specific home styles.
- Panel siding is similar to lap siding – just vertically oriented.
- Board and batten siding features vertical panels that are placed with battons covering their cracks. This design can be found in vinyl and fiber cement siding.
Shake Siding Patterns
Shake siding, commonly associated with natural cedar wood shakes, offers a timelessly charming look for your home exterior. This siding method has an array of different patterns, playing with rounded corners on the lower edge of boards and staggered surfaces. Some styles are cut two or three times to mimic octagonal or hexagonal shapes. Needless to say, shake siding patterns provide an organic look and more texture to the facade of your home.
Here at Stonebridge Emergency Roof Repair Service, Waterproofing, and Exteriors, we know our way around different patterns of sidings. If you’re considering updating the look of your home, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. You may give our team a call at (904) 262-6636 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation.