Whether you’re adding on a new garage or renovating your current one, be sure to choose and install siding that complements the overall look of your house. With so many styles to choose from, it can be hard to know where to begin.
Start by taking a look at your home’s siding. Typically, your garage siding should match the siding on the rest of your house, especially if the two are connected. If the majority of your home’s exterior has vinyl siding, using vinyl siding for your garage will create a sense of unison.
There are a few exceptions to this rule of thumb:
- Painting the garage white or another complementary color to accent the color of your house
- Installing a different pattern of siding on the garage, while keeping the color and material the same
If your garage siding isn’t harmonious with the rest of your home’s aesthetic, it may be time to change one of the two. A good thing to consider first is what type of material to use.
These are three of the most popular materials:
Vinyl is the most popular material for exterior siding because it is the most durable, budget friendly and versatile. It is the most economical siding material option when considering material costs and installation. If your garage is separate from your house, vinyl siding will add a pop of color to your property. Light brown, grey or white creates a beautiful neutral background color for colorful landscaping.
Fiber cement provides the look of wood without the upkeep of actual wood siding. It’s water-resistant, pest-resistant, fire-proof, termite proof and durable, and will last you upwards of 30 years. It’s more expensive than vinyl on average, and more expensive to install.
This is a timeless and classic option for home siding. It increases curb appeal and is always in style. It can be paired with either vinyl siding or fiber cement to create a detailed look on your exterior. It is also the most expensive option in terms of material and installation. Repairing damage to a home’s brick façade can also be costly.
If you are looking for some color inspiration, check out these exterior paint colors trending for 2022. Carrying your home’s siding color to the garage is on-trend while upgrading your garage doors to a slightly darker color or swapping them out with wood accents is another popular way to modernize and upgrade your garage exterior.
Read more about when to update your siding in order to keep your home’s curb appeal and resale value high. Visit our website to get a free quote on your next Thompson Creek project.