For years, James Hardie® fiber cement siding has been the number one siding choice in America for siding replacements. Millions of homeowners love the various looks, from vertical planks to shingles, as well as the comprehensive color selection. At American Home Contractors, we have helped thousands of New Jersey homeowners install HardiePlank® siding and achieve their dream home look due to the vast number of options.
Another of James Hardie’s biggest benefits is its baked-on ColorPlus® Technology. Siding color is important to an exterior. It’s what ties the home together and makes it look fresh. When it fades, you lose the luster of your beautiful paint color and the positive impact well-maintained siding can have. But Hardie’s ColorPlus Technology bakes on the paint color, making it resistant to UV damage and fading so your siding will stay vibrant longer.
Then steps in the Dream Collection — James Hardie’s new color collection with over 700 ColorPlus coatings to choose from. The Dream Collection comes in all manner of James Hardie products from siding to soffit to trim, so you can choose the perfect colors for your home. Then search for a James Hardie preferred contractor for your installation, and your home will be beautiful for years.
Tips to Help Choose the Right Color
Having options is great, but it can also make you question exactly which shade of green or blue is right for your home. Here are five tips to help you achieve the right color for your siding replacement.
1. Enhance the Architecture
Definitive architectural styles often call for specific color schemes. While it’s always acceptable to break the rules if it matches your personal taste, considering the specific architecture of your home can provide it with the most cohesive and sophisticated look. Whether your home is a craftsman, ranch style, or falls more into a midcentury modern style, consider its era and let the colors follow suit.
If you’re unsure of your home’s architectural style, simply assess which attributes of your home you would like to accentuate. If your home has elaborate trim, an accent that trims in a different color than the siding to make it really pop.
2. Match Your Region
Where you live can have a profound impact on the right color selection for your home. Certain regions will call for specific color combinations. For example, the mountains of Colorado will warrant warmer colors than the cool tones of the Florida coast. Take into account where you live.
If you need help deciding or understanding which colors fit your region of the country, take a look around you. What colors do your neighbors or surrounding neighborhoods typically use? This will be a good indication of colors that fit well with your area.
3. Flow with the Landscaping
Paint should complement your existing exterior. Unless you plan to completely renovate your yard, keep the color scheme of your home complementary to the existing landscaping. If your lawn is well manicured and curated, make sure your paint selections are as well. If your lawn is green and filled with large trees, choose colors that will complement the natural surroundings.
4. Copy Inspiration Pictures
Imitation is the best form of flattery, and it is also a great way to achieve the perfect look for your exterior. So begin with inspiration. Create a Pinterest board on home colors, save pictures from magazines, or take pictures of houses you drive by that have the color combination you desire.
See if there are any trends or color combinations that reoccur in your inspiration images, or think about which picture stands out the most and follow that design.
With so many color combinations to choose from, it can be difficult to know you will love your selection. Inspiration homes help you visualize how your colors will work together before you have them installed.
5. Keep HOA and Covenants in Mind
If you live in a neighborhood with a governing HOA or covenants, you won’t have much of a choice but to follow the rules set in place. Often, color limitations exist in these neighborhoods. Always make sure you get approval from your HOA before purchasing your new siding.
However, with the large selection in the James Hardie Dream Collection, you will have a variety in every color scheme, helping to make you happy while keeping your governing bodies content. But even if you don’t live with a governing HOA, you might consider keeping your home’s color similar to that of your neighbors. A cohesive neighborhood can actually add value to your home.
Benefits of James Hardie Siding
In addition to being able to find the perfect color scheme for your home, James Hardie siding is:
• Fire resistant
• Water/moisture resistant
• Rot resistant
• Insect/pest resistant
• Low maintenance
Make sure to hire the right siding contractor when installing James Hardie siding. Look for a James Hardie Preferred Contractor to get the job done right. Preferred contractors are specifically trained to handle the installation of your siding replacement so you can be sure to maximize the benefits fiber cement has to offer.
Choose the Right Siding Contractor for Your Siding Replacement
When you want your siding and its color to last for years, you need a James Hardie Preferred Contractor. At American Home Contractors, we are James Hardie Preferred, meaning our team of experts is trained and qualified to properly install your James Hardie replacement siding. We are also ready to help answer any of your siding color questions.
Our team can help curate a beautiful color design while utilizing beautiful and durable products. Contact us, and request a quote on your replacement siding today.