We built the attached garage and I will oversee details for the exterior. I am tentatively thinking the same siding with white accents (corners, wider window trim) and a minimal amount of j-mould. My problem is how to break up the look so it will not appear so monstrous (front is 25′ high, 22′ wide, side is 32′ wide). By the way, front window trim will step out, with its own mini-roof, as a first step in breaking up the facade and adding interest. I will be more than happy to pass along after pics as well. Thanks in advance Peter.
The easiest way to break up the tall wall on the extension, would be to change the colour and type of siding you use in the gable. I would suggest you use a Perfect Shake in the gable, in a colour close to or matching the eaves. It is hard to see in the picture, but it looks like white or a cream colour. This change in colour and texture, will break up the wall and add some interesting detail you desire. Gentek sells a Perfect Shake by The Foundry, they match most of Gentek’s most popular colours. You can see their products at www.foundry-siding.com.