Looking for a soft colour that would compliment brick



Robert asks:


We have old 8″ white aluminum siding and want to replace. Considering siding that is wide as possible to minimize number of lines. What would you recommend. Also, may consider scallop at peaks at front of house and then traditional siding below. Looking for a soft colour that would compliment brick, and have trim in white. Also, at the rear I have 4 windows that protrude with capping, and want to add insulation there anyway; could that bring the siding out enough so windows are more flush with siding?


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In your case, I would suggest you go with a colour like Pebble to compliment the brick and give you a more modern look.  A vertical board and batten profile would minimize the lines and give you an entirely different look.  As for the windows in the back, it would really depend on the amount that the siding would have to come out and the thickness of the insulation board that you chose.  You would need to talk to your installer about that and have him measure the area to be sure.


Considering board and batten


Ludwik asks:

Hello, we are planning to replace, siding, soffits, gutters etc in our house. Color of our windows is pebble and we are thinking about the same color for siding and the rest but we are open minded for other color suggestions. For siding we are also considering board and batten style. What are your suggestions?

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Pebble would be a nice choice for the siding, soffit and fascia.  Another suggestion I have is Pebble for the siding, to lighten the look of the home, and then go with Sable, for the Soffit, Fascia and Eavestrough on the home.  Sable has both brown and grey tones to it that would look great with the Pebble and the brick colour.  As for the profile of the siding, I think that the horizontal siding looks good on the home, but the Board and Batten siding would add some more character to the home and give it a different look, I would definitely consider the Board and Batten.

Match the angel stone and roof


Melissa asks:

Hello, We are planning on putting all new soffit, fascia, eaves, downspouts and siding on our home, plus a new front door. Can you please give us some suggestions for colours for these and what style of siding that would match the angel stone and roof? We are also planning on painting the brick a medium smokey grey colour. For the soffit and fascia we were thinking of the colour Sable and the siding we weren’t too sure. Windswept smoke maybe? Also the windows will stay the colour white. What colour door would you suggest, we were thinking of a solid wood dark brown barn style door. Any help would be appreciated!


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I like the ideas of Windswept Smoke in a vertical siding like Board and Batten to create a different look. As for the soffit, fascia and eavestrough, I like Sable, but I would also consider Pebble to bring the grey and the stone together.  Either would look good.  As for the door, I like the brown but I would not go too brown, maybe something like Gentek’s Dark Drift or Saddle Brown.

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Beverly Hills Home Improvements,


Med Siding
715 Highland Rd. E   Stoney Creek
ON, L8J 3E8
Phone: (905) 643-8616


Greenlee Siding & Windows
937 Cloverleaf Drive  Burlington
ON, L7T 3Y8
Phone: (905) 637-5347



Board and batten style


Morgan asks

Hi We are looking for a true medium Gray board and batten style vinyl siding for the two story addition being built in the picture. Any advice for the roof shingles to compliment the vinyl and brick sidings would be greatly appreciated.

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If you are looking for a medium grey tone why not try Gentek’s Storm colour, which is available in the Board and Batten profile you desire. For the roof, I would then go with a dark grey or black colour to create some contrast.


Looking for advice


Joey asks:

We are thinking we would put the hand-split cedar shake siding (http://www.gentekinc.com/default/Siding/ShakesScallops/FairhavenSoundSingleSelect.aspx) installed on the front of the house where there is currently the Tudor-style wood trim.  On the back, we think the hand-split cedar shake in the peak of the addition, board & batten style in the middle and trimmed separation.  We are going to have stone installed on the bottom part of the addition, so the board & batten will do the top half and then the hand-split cedar shake in the peak.

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I agree with your use of siding options for the new home.  This is a very common configuration of the walls.  The board and batten siding will create a classic look on the home that will not look outdated in years to come.  The stone on the bottom of the home will create some different textures to the home.

Update the upper part of my house


Sandy asks

Hello, I’m planning to update the upper part of my house -with a combination of vinyl shingles (Grayne in Cape Grey) on the gables, and replacing existing siding with either board and batten, or horizontal vinyl siding around the entire house in a matching gray colour. I would like to also trim all the windows in white and add white corner posts on all 4 sides. My question is: what material should be used to replace the gable/fascia boards? Should this be aluminum, or PVC? Right now it is aluminium in the same blue colour as the gutters & downspouts, which I also plan to change to match the rest of the house in white. Photo 2  is an inspirational photo of the white trim /gable boards I’m interested in. Any help you can provide would be appreciated. Thank you.

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To give you the look I think you desire, I would replace your siding with Board and Batten over the horizontal siding.  As for the gables, I would use a PVC product to keep the same look. Aluminum, would give a different texture and shine that I do not think would look good with the Grayne product you are looking at.



1930’s era red brick home


Brenda asks:

We are building a two-storey addition on the back of our 1930’s era red brick home. We have a chocolate brown steel roof with beige and brown trim, soffits, etc. We would like to use the board and batten siding on the addition. What colour should we choose for the siding to tie in the red brick, brown and beige? We definitely prefer darker colours over light.

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If you want to go with a darker colour, I would suggest Gentek’s Windswept Smoke. It is grey but with brown undertones which look great with your colour of brick.  I think if you tried to go with a true brown, the house would be too dark and monotone, the grey tones will add something to the look of the home.


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Dewar Home Improvements


PM Siding‚ Windows and Doors
1358 Victoria Street N. Kitchener
ON, N2B 3E2

DM Window and Door Service
28 Stirling Ave N Kitchener
ON, N2H 3G5




Decided to use Gentek siding


Quinn asks:

Looking into replacing the exterior of my house and have decided to use gentek siding. In the first photo is my house front I am thinking of doing aspen out of your northern forest collection for the whole house. Would you recommend going with the 4\” or 5\”? What is more common? I also want to do the gable ends in a shingle look I can’t find it on your vinyl part at all but I see it in the picture on the fiber cement portion of your site? Thinking of doing a lighter color like pearl on just the peaks in this. I want to put 1.5\” of styrofoam insulation around the whole house. Looking into doing some \”rock\” look in the front also not sure if i just go up to the bottom of my main picture window across the whole front or do vertical columns just under the 3 front windows. Is there any website you can recommend to plug in my house with your siding colors and add rock colors also?

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Quinn, I like your choice of Aspen for your home. It has a great look on the home.  As for the profile, because you have a one story home, I would suggest you do the stone on the lower portion of the home – up to the bottom of the windows and the front of the home and then use a the Board and Batten profile to great the illusion of height.  The stone you should pick should be in the grey tones, preferably both light and dark to blend with the siding.  In the gables I would go with a 5”profile in a lighter colour like Storm or Dover Grey to finish off the look. I would also do the soffit and fascia in the colour you chose for the gables.


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Regina Window Sales & Exteriors
440 Hoffer Drive  Regina
SK, S4N 7A1
Phone: (306) 359-3992

Everlast Eaves and Exteriors Ltd.
130 Livingstone Street  Yorkton
SK, S3N 3A8
Phone: (306) 786-7055







Options for siding


Patricia asks:


Good afternoon! I just saw this wonderful offer on your website as I looked through the options for siding for our new home. I am hoping for design tips and suggestions from someone who know what they are doing (unlike me!). Our last home had Gentek siding in Pebble and we were very pleased with the product. Without hesitation, we started looking at your siding for our new-to-us home. We purchased this little house (c. 1975) two months ago and it – as well as the garage – desperately need a facelift. I\’ve been getting quotes on installation but haven\’t been able to decide on a colour that would go well with the existing light grey roofing shingles. I am not certain what brand they are, but it would be similar to the IKO Marathon Dual Grey. Along with the siding, we are getting the soffit, fascia, and eavestrough replaced. The windows are newer triple pane inserts and I was planning on having the cladding around each changed to white to match the new soffit and fascia. The house is approximately 26\’x44\’. The peaks would be about 15\’ from the ground. Our closest neighbours home is sided with something that looks like the colour Storm. Their house is only about 8\’ away from ours. If, by chance, you have any suggestions for me, I would greatly appreciate it!


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You have many options with the Grey roof and white soffit, fascia and eaves.  Pebble that you liked so much on your previous home would look great.  You could also go a bit different and go with a darker colour like Gentek’s Midnight Surf or Moonlit Moss which will look great with the white and grey as well, look different than your neighbours home.  I might also suggest you try a vertical siding like Gentek’s Board and Batten to give the home a different look.  The vertical siding would give the home a greater sense of height.


Window trim and siding colors


Amanda asks:


Hi Looking at help with picking the right window trim and siding colors for my house. Was leaning towards gray siding with white trim? Thanks!


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If you are partial to grey siding, I would suggest you go with Gentek’s Windswept Smoke in Board and Batten siding and trim it in white.  The link below will show you this colour combination in use. I think it looks great.  Windswept Smoke does have some brown tones in it so it will blend with the brick colour you have.



These are your closest Premium Renovators. Please consider contacting them. Regina Window Sales & Exteriors and Everlast Eaves and Exteriors Ltd.