When it comes to exterior design, consistency is key. Matching materials for both your siding and your roof can help make your home look better and its design more appealing. But, as with many principles of design, sometimes, rules are meant to be broken, which is why some designers and homeowners are finding success experimenting with combining different textures, colors and patterns in their exterior remodeling.
Mixed textures can be tricky, a lot trickier than simply choosing tried-and-tested styling options. However, if you can pull it off, the results will definitely be the talk of the town. Here are some tips on how to get started using mixed materials for your roof and siding.
Colors Can Help
Even with different materials, there always has to be one element that can tie all the different components neatly together. In most cases, this can be your choice of colors. Matching or complementary colors can help create a more coherent overall design even if you are using mixed textures and materials.
Speaking of Textures
For textures, the higher the contrast, the better. Take clapboard siding as an example. The neat lines and smooth finishes go surprisingly well with the jagged edges and brickwork of stone finishes. This stark difference can even work better if you choose the right color combinations for the final look.
Experiment With Profiles
Even the work of the best roofer and siding installers can be undercut if you don’t apply enough variety in your patterns and profiles. Talk to your contractor about mixing and matching different siding profiles to see which ones could work and which ones do not. Don’t be afraid to try out things that have never been tried before, especially during the planning phase.
As with any remodeling, getting professional help can make for a successful project. At Bradford Xteriors, we are your leading provider of exterior remodeling, including siding and roofing services. Give us a call at (614) 483-6215, or fill out our contact form to schedule a design consultation and get a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Columbus as well as other surrounding communities in Ohio.