The siding contractors at Cobalt Exteriors, Inc. in Woodinville give homeowners a heads-up about upcoming home improvement trends.
With the new year underway and the warmer temperatures just around the corner, people will begin thinking about the exteriors of their homes again. Lawns will need to be mowed, landscapes will need to be prepared for the coming season and homeowners will start to make plans for improving the curb appeal of their homes.
A beautiful exterior to a home is necessary to maintain the value of your home as well as inviting guests over for visits or parties. If you’ve decided to make some improvements to your home in the coming year take some advice from the professionals about the newest trends so that your investment stays up-to-date.
Brighten Up the Outdoors with New Light and Cream-Colored Siding
When it comes to updating the exterior of your home, there are plenty of options. The latest design elements that are beginning to trend are light, cream-colored exteriors that are installed with the right choice of materials for your budget or home. The choices of materials are:
- Vinyl: Vinyl is a cheap, plastic-based, and versatile material. It comes in a variety of colors and is easy to install so labor costs are low.
- Fiber Cement Board: Fiber cement board is cheap and easy to install. It is prized for its durability. It comes in many colors and can be painted to match the exact desired color.
- Natural Wood: Natural wood siding is prized for its natural beauty and longevity. It isn’t subject to damage from UV or insects.
- Aluminum: Aluminum is very durable and can be painted. With good maintenance, it will last indefinitely.
The benefit of light color schemes is that they are easy and versatile. With light, cream colors new siding can easily be introduced into an existing design scheme. The new, fresh look will greatly enhance the exterior look of your home.
Ditching Arches for Straight Lines
One of the newest trends that is supplanting older styles is that of switching arched accents for straight, clean lines. This can include accents on porches, doorways, and windows and it is also seen when outdoor accent walls are sided over with straight, horizontal lines from the new siding.
The new design trends that are becoming popular are based on beauty in simplicity and crisp lines. Siding that has been properly installed meets this definition perfectly. Coupling new siding with a new, light color scheme will completely update the exterior of your home and keep it up with trends for years.
Benefits of Natural Wood Siding
When discussing new siding, one of the options that get overlooked is returning to an older, tried, and true material: cedar siding. Cedar siding has been used for years because of its renewability and durability. Most cedar siding producers offer 25-year warranties, plus it has a classical, natural look that never goes out of style. Some of the other benefits of cedar siding are:
- Resists mold growth
About Cobalt Exteriors, Inc.
Cobalt Exteriors, Inc. is the Woodinville choice for siding installation. We are experienced in installing and repairing all types of siding on homes and businesses. As you plan for home improvement projects, we want you to know that we are here to help. Call (253) 844-5141 today to get a free estimate and your outdoor improvement projects.