Audrey – We Would Like to Refresh Our House’s Exterior Siding
Our house dates from the 50s and we would like to refresh its exterior siding to give it a nice, clean look.
After having recently had the brick joints repointed, we are now looking forward to replacing the doors and windows, as well as wondering what to do about the shutters. We would appreciate some advice on a choice of colours and a type of door that would match the style of the house. Should we keep the lighter colours or go with darker ones, like Iron Ore or black? As for the door, we were thinking of a glassed-in type to allow more light into the home, but it’s impossible to add a transom or a girder. In addition, at the back of the house we have a white solarium, which we don’t want to touch.
Finally, we would also like to refresh or replace the stained and damaged aggregate at the top. Our roof is brown and still in good condition. We are also wondering if the soffit and the roughcast, both currently white, should have another colour in order to blend in with the rest. What colours and what types of materials can you recommend?
Iron Ore or Windswept Smoke would look great with your existing brick. This colour combination is very popular right now and will give your home an updated look. I would replace the stucco on the top of the home with a vertical siding in Iron Ore or Windswept Smoke. I would then replace or paint the windows Gentek’s Pebble to create a great contrast. I would then install Pebble coloured shutters on the large window on the front and on the windows at the top of the home. As for the front door, I would go with Black for the door and yes, go with a simple glass panel for the door to add in the additional light you desire. This simple door can add as much to the home as a door with fancy glass.
Your closest Gentek Renovators are Quality Aluminum Inc., Aluminium De Quality inc., and Aluminium Cosmopolitan. Tell them your Gentek Designer referred you.