Diane – I Want to Update the Look of a Home We Have Just Purchased


Diane asks,

I want to update the look of a home we have just purchased. I want to remove the cedar shrub covering the front entrance and large tree. The roof is metal and I would like to paint it a Gentek colour (I am leaning towards coastal blue). I would like the new gutter system to be the same colour as the roof. I would like to replace the vinyl siding and would like suggestions on a colour, that would tie in with the blue roof and gutters. I want to update the rancher into a cute cottage feel.

Diane 3 Diane 1 Answer:

Coastal Blue is a brighter colour and if you paint your roof that colour, people’s eyes are going to be drawn to the roof. I am not sure if this is what you want. If you want to go with a blue roof, I would go with something more like Gentek’s Midnight Surf and when you can go with a bolder siding colour to give you the cute cottage look. I might even suggest you paint the roof a darker grey and then use Coastal Blue for the siding with white trim and windows. This would definitely give you the cute look you are going for. If you are going to stick with Coastal Blue on the roof, I would go with something neutral on the home like Canyon Clay or Wicker for the siding. Along with the white trim you would get the desired affect.

Your closest Gentek Renovators are Streamline Exteriors, NOR Renovations Ltd., and Anchor Construction Services Ltd. Tell them your Gentek Designer referred you.