We’ve selected the Dover Grey vinyl siding


Christy asks:

We’ve selected the Dover Grey vinyl siding for our exterior and we will be replacing all the windows with white trims. Any suggestions to a complimentary colour we can use (siding or shake) and where? Any suggestions would be helpful, if you can please get back to me as soon as you can that would be great, as they are working on the exterior this week.


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With Dover Grey I think you can try either Storm or White as your accent colours. It would tie everything together.  As for the stone. I would suggest you do stone around the garage doors and around the large window on the upper level of the home.  Pick a stone colour that has light and darker grey tones in it with some other neutral tones as well to finish the look.


Sylvette asks


Sylvette asks:

1. Iron ore of siding instead of where the white i would put sandstone

2. Iron ore instead of white siding under window i would put dover gray and dover grey on the face where my front door is.

3. Iron ore and instead of the white siding i would put willow saule and the face of my front door .


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The only thing I might change is that I would go with Storm instead of Dover Grey.  I think you need to go with something a bit darker than Dover Grey to look best.


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

Arrow Windows, Doors & More Inc
251 Mill Rd Moncton
NB, E1A 4A7
Phone: (506) 858-0100


A-1 Siding Inc.
17 Stanley Street  Miramichi
NB, E1N 2S7

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.


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

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







Colour Suggestions


Ora & Henry ask

We are about to install a new front door and two new windows in the front of our house. Because of the light gray brick colour on our house, we already decided that the front door frame and window\’s frame colour will be Dover Gray – very similar colour to our brick. This will be the garage door colour as well. We are painting accessories with this neutral colour because we want full accent on the entrance door which will be in radiant, dramatic purple (the purple we chose is the colour of two flower urns in front of the garage door). We would appreciate your opinion for the colour choices we made and we would like your advice for the colour of – decorative shutters on a both sides of windows – railing and post on the entrance porch We would like to emphasize shutters, but we wouldn\’t like to over power the door and in any way take attention from it. Our roof is in black colour but this, in our opinion would be too strong colour considering door colour. Also I am not sure if Dover Gray would be the best choice for railing and post on the entrance porch or maybe we can paint those in some other colour? Your opinion is highly anticipated and truly appreciated.

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Dover Grey for the windows and garage door for sure. For the posts and shutters I would go a darker shade of grey like Gentek’s Storm to create some contrast on the home. As for the front door, I like the idea of a purple colour to create that focal point for the home, but my suggestion would be to go with something a slight bit deeper. The colour you are suggesting looks very bold and it might stick out a bit more than you want.  I would go with a slightly deeper shade of purple to give a modern look.


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Allumination Siding and Windows

Colour suggestions for board and batten siding


Richard asks:

We are in the process of building a house and have chosen Gentek iron ore board and batten siding. The house has a three foot high grey stone on front. We are thinking of having Dover grey trim and trough and black Windows and front door. Just endearing if this will look good.



If the stone you haven chosen for your home is grey then yes, I would chose a grey tone for the trim, but I think I would go a bit darker with the Storm colour over the Dover Grey.  There is a great contrast between Dover Grey and Iron Ore and it may look more dated than you would like. Darker colours are the trend, that is why I would chose Storm instead.  Along with the black door, I think your home will look modern and cohesive.  If there are brown tones in the stone, I would also like you to consider using Pebble or Dark Drift for you trim colour. These colour look great with the Iron Ore and would blend well with the stone, if it has brown tones in it.

Your closest Gentek contractor is South Huron Windows and Doors. Let them know that your Gentek Designer referred you.

Choosing colours for windows, siding, front door and garage door


Sabina asks:

We recently moved into this home built in 1988. We will be replacing the windows, siding, front door and garage door. The brick color is a dull, beige color with yellow undertones. It also has a taupe/gray color mixed into the brick. I am considering either Windswept Smoke, Sable or Dover Gray for the front door/garage door and would like to know if Pebble would look right for the windows. I want to avoid any colors with a green undertone. I also need to pick a color for the siding and would welcome any recommendations. Many thanks!











My first choice for your garage door and front door would be Windswept Smoke because it does not have any green tones, and yes, I would chose Pebble for the Windows.  Pebble and Windswept Smoke are a great combination and will modernize the look of your home with the darker richer colours. Dover Gray would be to light and give a washed out look when combined with your light brick colours. The darker grays will look much better.

Suggestions for siding


Marilyn asks:

We have had siding estimates from 3 companies. Two of them use Gentek but neither offers any real design help. Our siding is greyish-brown cedar. Because our new roof is light-coloured gray, I feel we should choose Dover Grey vinyl siding. We no longer like the greyish-brown siding colour with the new roof. We want board and batten but two walls are 25 feet high, which means we have to have three tiers. We have used another company’s site to compare mock-ups of siding options. The lines between the board and batten are not in the exact locations and the colour is not Dover Gray. We still prefer three tiers of board and batten, rather than horizontal siding, but aren’t completely comfortable with the look. We have tried combinations of B&B and horizontal but don’t really like them better than all board and batten and we don’t want shakes. We realize that most people are now choosing darker colours but all your darker colours have too much brown in them. We have not found an area on your site where we can do a mock-up. We hope you have helpful suggestions for us. Thanks, Marilyn.



Marilyn, I would definitely suggest that you go with the design below. This is the simple version, in which you could use a large trim or breaker board the make a distinction between the two different sections. You have a lot of wall and the use of the breaker down will add some dimension to it. As for your colour, Dover Grey would look good, but would also think that Storm would suit this home as well. It is really personal preference.



Choosing colours for new home


Joe asks:

Hi, first let me say this is a great website! I would like to do my new house built in a charcoal smoke colour for the siding and was wondering what colour for the windows, trim, soffit and fascia might work best for a monochromatic look. I was thinking of dover grey. Is dover grey a nice compliment; is it a blue grey or more of a true grey? Thank you!



I am glad you find the site useful. If you want to attain a monochromatic look I would suggest you go with Gentek’s Windswept Smoke for the siding and then Storm as the trim colour. Dover Grey is much lighter than the dark greys and it would actually give you more of a harsh contrast. By going with Storm, you still create a contrast but it is not as harsh. To further create the monochromatic look, make sure the stone you chose has a grey undertone to it so it will blend with the other greys on the home.

Gentek carries a faux stone product called Versetta Stone. The colour Plum Creek would blend well with Windswept Smoke and Storm. See the colour at: http://www.boralamerica.com/stone/versetta-stone/tight-cut/vs-tf-plum-creek

Choosing foundation colours


Chris asks:

We installed iron ore siding on our house recently. Our home has a concrete foundation that is exposed a few feet throughout. What would be some good colour options to paint the foundation? We want to ensure that it brings out the grey tones in the siding and not the brown tones that we often see at times. Thanks.



I would suggest that you go with a lighter grey tone for the foundation of the home to ensure that you do not bring out the brown tones. I might suggest that try something like Gentek’s Dover Grey. You could even go a bit darker than that, but for sure a true grey colour would be the best bet.

Renovating a mobile home


Anna asks:

We are renovating our mobile home in Sauble Beach Woodland Park, and need help with choosing the correct vinyl siding colour. The current aluminum windows are being replaced with white vinyl windows and we prefer not to put on shutters again. The roof is only 3 years old and is a light greenish grey colour. We are replacing all the siding with Gentek Board & Batten siding throughout the trailer and can’t decide if to choose the Dover Gray or Storm colour as we like both colours. The fascia is a satin white (light grey) colour which is not being changed either and the white skirting along the bottom is staying as is also. Which of the two siding colours do you suggest?



Storm would be my choice for your mobile home. Dover Grey is a very light colour and I do not think that you will see a big difference in the look of your home. Storm is a darker colour and currently darker colours are the trend. Storm looks very good with the white trim colour and would create a greaster constrasting look than Dover Grey. If you were going to replace the lights in the front as well, I would suggest a Pebble type colour or grey. Both of these would look great with Storm.