Marie-France – Replacing the White on My Walls with Sandalwood Siding

Question:

Marie-France asks,

Hello. I would like to replace the white on my walls with Sandalwood siding from Gentek. The garage door could use Sandalwood as well. I would also add Sandalwood shingles to the gable in order to change its texture. What colour accent should I choose for my shutters?

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Answer:

Sandalwood is a nice choice for both the siding and the garage door. For the gable, I do like the idea of a cedar shake, I would also do it in Sandalwood. If you go with a different colour, you will create contrast which will break up the height of the home. Keep the same colour, to make the house look taller. As for the shutters, I would actually go with a dark grey like Gentek’s Iron Ore. This will bring out the grey tones in the brick. It will also add some contrast to the front of the home.

Your closest Gentek Renovators are Aluminum Warehouse, Basic Home Improvements, and RenovAction Home Improvements. Tell them your Gentek Designer referred you.


Having difficulty matching colours

Question:

Leanne asks:

We need to replace our siding and trim/soffit/facia. We are leaving the shingles as they were replaced 5 years ago, however I am having difficulty matching colours to the reddish/brown shingle color. The cedar in the middle will be replaced with rock/stone and the deck will be ripped off and replaced with a new deck in a natural wood color.

The cedar above the garage will just be replaced with siding.

We are looking at vinyl siding and we are open to any color.

Question 2  - A


Answer:

My suggestion to you would be to chose the stone product that you like and then choose a tone from that.  I would say that a colour like Gentek’s Pebble or even Dark Drift would be a nice colour to blend with the brown shingle.  Most stone products have some sort of earthy tone in it , that choosing Pebble or Dark Drift would probably work.