Using a horizontal vinyl siding


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

Michael 1


Michael 2



Michael 3



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.


Looking to change


Veronique asks:

I am looking to change my windows AND doors and possibly changing the color of the flashing and/or of the bottom currently in white. Ideally, we would like to change only the windows to keep the cost low. What design and color windows would you recommend?

Veronique 1









Your existing home is made up of neutrals tones that give you many options. I would suggest you paint the bottom part of the home a colour similar to Gentek’s Pebble colour and then replace the windows and flashing with Pebble colour as well.  As for the front door, I would go with a dark colour like Gentek’s Iron Ore or Windswept Smoke to create a focal point for the home.  You want your door to be where a person first looks to on your home.

Here is your closest Premium Renovators. Please consider contacting them.

Bell Aluminum Inc.
7475 Boul St-Michel Montreal
QC, H2A 3A2
Phone: (514)374-8933 Toll Free: 1-877-374-8933




Remove all the window shutters and have chosen Storm siding


Jana asks:

We have decided to remove all the window shutters and have chosen Storm siding. I can’t decide which of the GenStone colours would look best or what color to choose for eaves & fascia. The stone will go on both sides of the garage door up about 44″ and on the front porch, we are building up the posts to be 10×10 and using the stone on the bottom half. Our windows will be white and our soffit is white also.


Jana 1 Jana 2










For the GenStone, I would suggest Iron Ore as the colour but if you feel that is too dark, I might suggest Keystone that has some grey tones in it to give you a lighter look.  As for the fascia, I would go with white as you are with the soffit.

Here is  your closest Premium Renovator. Please consider contacting them.

Everlast Eaves and Exteriors Ltd.
130 Livingstone Street  Yorkton
SK, S3N 3A8
Phone: (306) 786-7055

Window colour decided on Gentek’s Iron Ore


Jason asks:

We are building a new home and have already ordered our window colour which we decided on Gentek’s Iron Ore. We were also thinking of using Iron Ore for the Eave’s, front door and garage. Do you think Gentek’s Windswept smoke board and batten style siding would be a nice contrast? The front lower third will be a natural stone with grey highlights and we are thinking of doing a natural wood stain for the front porch posts.

Jason 1 Jason 2











If you are looking for a contrast, I think using Windswept Smoke would work, but I would suggest that you try to incorporate some other lighter neutral colours into the home as well.  Both of these colours, Iron Ore and Windswept Smoke are quite dark.  When you chose your stone, make sure it has some brown or neutral tones in it to add some other colours into the mix.’










Bring this home back to 2016


Gary asks:

Hi, Please help with some ideas to bring this home back to 2016! Please ignore the statues and water fountain in front as it is being removed. White vinyl windows and light gray roof was replaced in 2015 so they will be staying. White vinyl siding is perfect condition and it very clean so I am looking for ideas to work with what I have. I am willing to remove/replace the front door, gray fascia, gray shutters. I am thinking of some, a lot or all stone for the front! Along with 2 pillars holding front porch either in stone or custom wood work. Can you please make some suggestions on what will work with the light gray shingles and white siding! Thanks

Gary 1 Gary 2









Dark colours are in right now, especially dark greys.  I would replace your soffit, fascia and shutters with Gentek’s Iron Ore colour to start.  If you were willing to add some stone work to the front of the home, I would suggest some stone with both light and dark grey tones in it to add some dimension and style to the home. I would put the stone about 1/3 of the way up the first level of the home.  I like the idea of the pillars for the front but maybe go with some dark coloured aluminum or wood ones.  As for the front door, I would go with something like Black or be bold and go red to make it the focal point of the home.

Here is your closest Premium Renovators. Please consider contacting them.

Avalon Home Improvement
670 Conception Bay Highway  Cupids
NL, A0A 2B0
Phone: (709) 528-1299 or Toll Free: 1-866-538-129


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


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.

Robin 1










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.

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 .


sylvette 1









sylvette 2














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

Reside my whole house


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.

Treena 1









Treena 2









Treena 3










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

Building a house by ourselves


Karine asks

Hello. We are currently building a house by ourselves and are about to start on the exterior siding. We are hesitating between vinyl and engineered wood. Colour will be the major influence on our choice. We are looking at a grey house, a rather dark grey, like Midnight Surf. A “granite” grey, not a light grey. We have an IKO Charcoal Grey roof and white doors and windows. In the front, we will have four white Craftsman-style square columns, on charcoal grey-coloured, almost black, brick bases. The areas where we are finding it difficult to make up our minds are the trim on the doors and windows and the soffit. I would like to repeat the charcoal grey colour of my brick by using it also on my door and window trim, as well as on the ventilated soffit. The rest of the capping would be white. I’m still unsure, as I notice the opposite, black window and white trim, is often done. This is holding me back. What do you suggest? All white or should I take a chance on something else? Thank you for your help.

Karine 1









My suggestion would be to go with the white windows and grey trim, either Gentek’s Windswept Smoke or Iron Ore. Midnight Surf has a blue undertone to it that I think will look a little off. You could also go with black on your window trim and soffit and go with a dark grey door. I would stick with the white windows so the house does not get too dark.


Two different tones or two different materials.


Nancy asks:

Hello. We would like to replace our exterior siding. We are leaning toward grey tones and, if possible, two different tones or two different materials. Thank you.

Nancy 2 Nancy 3










I agree with your choice of grey tones and I would suggest Gentek’s Sierra Steel Siding in Iron Ore on the left hand side of the home. I would then go with stucco on the portion of the home around the garage door in a lighter colour similar to Gentek’s storm. This contrast would look great and create some more dimension to the home. If you were willing to go with just one type of siding, I would suggest Gentek’s Sierra Steel siding in Storm and then trim the windows, doors and garage door in Iron Ore. The fact that the home is basically one story, I would not do two different colours or types of siding on one wall because it will break up the wall and make the home seem even shorter.