We’ve selected the Dover Grey vinyl siding

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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.

 


Board and batten style

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Morgan asks

Hi We are looking for a true medium Gray board and batten style vinyl siding for the two story addition being built in the picture. Any advice for the roof shingles to compliment the vinyl and brick sidings would be greatly appreciated.

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If you are looking for a medium grey tone why not try Gentek’s Storm colour, which is available in the Board and Batten profile you desire. For the roof, I would then go with a dark grey or black colour to create some contrast.

 


Sylvette asks

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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.

 

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Decided to use Gentek siding

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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.

 

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SK, S3N 3A8
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I need to side the front of my garage

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Brent asks:

I need to side the front of my garage and side as you will notice in photo. That is my primary concern. This is a house in an area of lower value homes so low cost is priority. As you can see from the front it will be difficult to tie in as we want to avoid stucco. We would like to consider covering the front area where you see the swirled stucco with similar siding as we plan to do on the side and front of the garage. We may also consider painting the bricks and adding some other features to improve the look. Thanks for your help.

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If you are taking cost into consideration, vinyl siding would be your best option.  It is the best value with low maintenance. Painting the brick would be fine. I would chose to paint the brick a darker colour than the siding you are choosing. Go lighter with the vinyl siding. I would maybe suggest something like a darker grey for the brick and then using a colour like Gentek’s Storm for the siding with white soffit, fascia eaves and trim.


Two different tones or two different materials.

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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.

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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.


Pale shade of Grey

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Ben asks:

All our windows are already white and we would like to add wood beams on the gables and also wood columns. We would like a pale grey tone.

 

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If you are wanting to go with a pale grey colour for the siding on the home, I would suggest you try Gentek’s Pearl for the horizontal siding on the home and then create some visual interest in the gable with Gentek’s Storm Shakes to complete the look.  The grey tones would look great with any darker wood tones that you use for the beams in the gables and the columns. I would finish it off with Storm colours shutters and doors.  I would try an even darker tone for the front door, like Gentek’s Windswept Smoke or Iron Ore to make it pop and become the focal point of the home.

 


Add a garage

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Marc André asks:

 

Hello. We are planning to add a garage and do a few renovations to our home, namely on the exterior siding (walls, fascia and soffit). We would like to have some suggestions in terms of materials (fibre cement or manufactured wood) and colours (including soffit and fascia). Although we like dark colours, we are not fond of the current fashion for black.

 

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If you are looking to replace the stone on your home, I would say no. The stone gives the home a great look. What I would do is add some contrast to the home and go with a darker colour for the siding above the window, soffit, fascia and eaves. I would suggest something like Gentek’s Windswept Smoke or Iron Ore to create a great contrast. I would paint your front door a lighter grey tone like Gentek’s Storm. You could also choose a colour from the stone and paint the door that colour. It looks like there might be some sort of neutral tones in the brick but it is hard to tell by the pictures.


Color of siding would be closest to the siding in the picture

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Annie asks:

 

We are using Gentek Steel Siding. Can you please tell me what color of siding would be closest to the siding in the picture. The trim will be white, shingles and shutters are black and the door will be a dark teal. It would be very helpful if you had pictures of homes in each color siding. It\’s very hard to tell from a small sample what an entire home would look like. Thank you!

 

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The siding in this picture is closest to Gentek’s Storm colour in the Sierra Steel siding.  This would look great with the teal, black and white you have already chosen.


Re-siding in the near future.

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Jennifer asks:

We are going to be re-siding our house in the very near future. We were initially going to go with Iron Ore or Windswept Smoke, but due to the cost of this premium siding we have shifted toward Storm. The gables (not really seen in the picture, but there is one on each end of the house and one on the garage) will be done in Board and Batten in the same color. We would also like to do the Novik Dry Stack Stone along the bottom of the house….and garage as I can see no possible way to \”end\” the stone between the house and attached garage. I am having issues finding an actual, physical sample of the stone for reference as the computer distorts the colors. I have a few questions that I would like your opinion on. How far up the house should we go with the stone? We were thinking 3 panels (so approx 34 inches high) which takes it to the top of the third row of the current siding and avoids the waste of piecing it around the top of the window and saves the cost of another entire row across the length of the house. Would this look \”off\”? What color would work with out chosen siding color Storm? Something more to the grey side? I\’m thinking something with a hint of brown tones though. I\’m having difficulty imaging the house in any color at all! Your suggestions would be greatly appreciated…..even if they are completely different from mine!

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I think the Novik Dry Stack Stone will look great on your home.  I would go up about as far as you currently have the blue siding (even a bit higher would be fine to not have any waste).   If you are stuck on Storm as your colour, you would need to chose a colour that has some grey/brown and maybe even greenish tones to it.  If you are open to other colours for the siding, I might suggest you look at Pebble because it will be a better blend with most of the Novik stone colours. It is a neutral colour and will look great with any stone that have grey tones to it as well.  You were going to change your soffit, fascia and eaves as well, you could use a colour like Gentek’s Sable to bring it all together.  Whichever siding colour you chose, choose the stone based on that colour and which one has the similar tones in it.

 

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