At a loss for picking a colour for the doors

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lga

 

We will be installing new windows and doors (including garage door). I’m at a loss for picking a colour for the doors – including garage door. The vinyl siding is, I believe, Gentek Maize. The roof is green. The brick is “red”. Soffits are white as are the gutters and downspouts. Can you help?

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If you wanted to go with a colour for your windows, I would suggest you go with a neutral tone like Gentek’s Almond or Wicker.  Either of these colours will look good with the Maize siding as well as the red brick. I would also suggest that you change the shutters to match the window colour. As for the front door, I would suggest something darker like Gentek’s Pebble or Dark Drift to make it a focal point. For the garage door, I would stick with a dark colour like you have now, so it does not stand

 


Using a horizontal vinyl siding

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Michael asks:

Using a horizontal vinyl siding. looking for colour choices for vinyl and alum soffits. was thinking to be in the grey\’s but any suggestions are cool Thanks

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If you are looking for grey tones, Gentek has a couple of nice ones.  Windswept Smoke and Iron Ore are two of our most popular colours.  You could combine either of these colours with a more neutral tone to give a modern look.  Something like Pebble or Dark Drift would look great with either of these grey tones.

 


Replacing all windows and eventually gutters, soffits, eaves, downspouts etc to match

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Alexandra asks

We are replacing all windows and eventually gutters, soffits, eaves, downspouts etc to match. The garage doors and front door will also be changed. The large windows will be changed in design, as I have attempted to show through a design app (3rd photo). I also made the windows dark through the app, which I like, but not sure if it will be too much once I change all of the vinyl. Unfortunately the app I used doesn’t give me Gentek colour options which I need to choose from. If I go dark, should I also stick with a dark front door and garage doors? I’m considering either Pebble or Dark Drift for the windows. Brownstone beige seems to be the same colour of our main brick colour; Dark Drift is the same colour as the darker accent brick. My husband actually purchased paint in brownstone, pebble and dark drift. He painted some back windows but we still can’t decide. We would love to stay towards a grey tone, however not sure if it would look “off” considering the brick is more of a sandy tone. Roof is timberline brand “Canadian driftwood” in colour, if that helps. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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With the colour tones in your home, I would stick with the brown tones for your windows. It is a tough choice between Pebble and Dark Drift, but if you are going to go darker with the vinyl, I would go with Pebble, the lighter colour to bring everything together. I would then go with a darker garage and front door.

 


Keeping the white soffitts and eavestrough

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Laurie asks:

We are replacing the windows and siding but are keeping the white soffitts and eavestrough for now. We are planning on elongating the upper windows by about 12 inches and considering removing the shutters. We will replace all of the windows with casements but do not know if we should use the same colour on the bow window as on the smaller windows. The 2nd photo shows our brick and shingles along with White, Pebble and Dark Drift for the windows and siding, but we are not sure what colour scheme and siding style would best update our home. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

 

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I would like to see you go with Dark Drift for the siding and Pebble for the windows, which would help blend with the existing stone.  As for the bay window, I would keep it the same colour as the other windows. It is enough of a feature on it’s own, that you don’t have to over emphasize it with a different colour. As for enlarging the windows and removing the shutters, I agree with this, but I would still like to see some constrast colour on that portion of the house, so maybe do a wide capping of the window in Pebble as well.


Match the angel stone and roof

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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.

These are your closest Premium Renovators. Please consider contacting them.

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

 

 


Building a new home and trying to decide on the exterior colors

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Robin asks:

 

Hi there, I hope you are able to help us. We are building a new home and trying to decide on the exterior colors of our home. Our shed was built first and we went with Gentek Dark drift with white trim and white doors however, I do wish to use dark drift and white trim on our home but would also like a darker color on it as well. The sample picture has a horizontal siding, vertical siding, shake siding, and we wish to use novi stone siding as well as shown in the picture. We are also going with black shutters. Can you please give me a suggestion of what other darker color I should use and where on the house? Should we go with a pebble color shake where the shake is visible on the picture and your expert opinion where we should put the dark drift would be appreciated? Also, if you are able to suggest the novi stone color and mold that would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Oh, our shingles are Mirage – Sandlewood.

Suggestions on window trims and vents. Could you also point in the right direction there as well.

Saw the pebble color online and it seems too dark for the shake location on the house. I’m thinking that area of the house should be lighter. What do you think? Thank you.

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If you are looking to add a colour which is darker than Dark Drift, you would need to go with Gentek’s Iron Ore.  The grey and the dark brown will look good together and I think that Pebble would not be too dark in the shake.  It is hard to get the sense of what the colours look like online. You need to see actual samples.  I would use a stone that has both grey and brown tones in it like Brownstone and use Iron Ore for the siding and then Pebble for the Shake.  I think you will be happy with the combination.  As for the window trims, I might suggest you use Dark Drift to create some contrast.


Reside my whole house

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Treena asks:

I would like to reside my whole house, get rid of the brick, window boxes and shutters. We are also redoing the fascia, sofit and eves. Our fence is a solid stain in Behr Cordovan Brown. Would like help on siding color, trim, etc. Something that compliments the fence, open to anything! Would like the wow factor if that is possible.

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I actually like the red brick on your home and I would love to see you keep it.  I would then use siding on the home in Iron Ore and then use Pebble or Dark Drift as your soffit, fascia and trim colour.  This would give you the Wow factor you are looking for.

These are your closest Premium Renovators. Please consider contacting them.

Peter Van Egmond and Sons,  Quality Exterior Systems Inc. and  Greenlee Siding & Windows


Replace the yellow siding

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Sophie asks:

 

Hello. We are planning to replace the window in our living room (a bay window), as well as the window at the bottom, in addition to changing the front door to a two-door solution. Everything will be white. We would also like to replace the yellow siding, some of which we also have on the top portion of the sides of the house. We will have another front door entrance and cover the white posts with siding. We are currently looking at two colours: khaki and tan. I would like a colour that will bring out the brick and add some pizzazz to the home. Thank you for taking the time to send me answers and advice. Have a good day.

 

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Taking into consideration the other colours on your home, I would like to see you go with Gentek’s Pebble or Dark Drift for the siding colour as well as the columns on the door. Pebble is a neutral tone and will look good with the brick and white windows and door. It will give you a modern look.

 

 

 


Changing siding due to heat damage

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Amelie asks:

 

We are changing the siding due to heat damage from forest fire please help me find a new colour and add some bricks. I do like dark brown thanks.

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If you are going to be changing the siding, why not give the home a new look.  If you like dark brown, I might suggest you go with Gentek’s Dark Drift vinyl siding and add some stone that has brown tones in it.  There are many possibilities out there, but Gentek does sell a stone product called Versetta stone which has a colour called Terra Rose or Plum Creek which would look good with the Dark Drift. Click here to see the colour offering for Versetta Stone, including Terra Rose and Plum Creek.

 

Here is your closest Premium Renovator. Please consider contacting them. McMillan Siding and Soffit inc.

 


Right choice of Colour

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Fortin asks:

 

I’m trying to make the right choice of colour for the exterior siding of my home. If possible, I would like to keep Sandalwood on the sides of my garage. The veranda will be covered in a wood colour with black decorative trim.

 

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There are many options you can go with but my first choice would be to go with Gentek’s Dark Drift colour for the home which blends well with the Sandalwood on the garage and the black door and wood colour.  The wood will look nice against the darker siding and make it a focal point which is what you want.