How to Choose the Right Color of Vinyl Cladding or Siding For Your Home?
Cladding is an excellent option for your home. It provides an additional layer of insulation and can transform the look of your home. As a bonus cladding generally requires very little maintenance and can last for years.
However, deciding to install cladding is only the first step in your journey. You’ll need to speak to a professional firm, such as Peter Bracey in order to have the cladding fitted and decide on the type of cladding that best suits your needs.
Yes, there are many different types of cladding!
But the matter doesn’t end there. Even once you’ve chosen your cladding you need to start considering which color is right for your home. Here are some tips to help you make the right decision:
Look At Your Neighbors
The first step must always be to look at the cladding and color of your neighbors houses. If you live in an area that has predominantly white and grey houses then your bright blue cladding may look out of place.
That doesn’t mean you can’t go for blue but you’ll need to consider the reaction of your neighbors and whether you can handle being the house that looks so different.
Of course, there may be a good reason why all the houses in your neighborhood are a certain color. The local regulations may prohibit painting or cladding in certain colors.
It is essential to check with your local planning office before you commit to a cladding color; this will help to ensure you choose the right color. If you ignore this step not only are you likely to upset your neighbors you may even have to remove the cladding and do it all over again.
It is important to consider your own preference. If you would love to have a pale green house and the regulations allow it then don’t be put off by the fact that everyone else has a white house.
You may wish to speak to your neighbors to forewarn them but the reality is that you may actually encourage them to break the mold. It may be that your neighbors were not brave enough before to do this!
A further consideration is your plan for the house in the next 3 – 5 years. If you think it is likely that you will be selling then you must adhere to a more neutral approach. This will ensure your house remains appealing to any potential buyer.
If you have no plans to move then there is no reason to worry about what potential buyers may think.
Your Type Of Property
It is also important to consider the type of property you own. A modern metal style cladding may not be the best option for a traditional house.
To help you make your decision most cladding firms will create a digital image to show what your home will look like after the cladding has been done. This will help you to decide if it is really the right option for you.