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

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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.


Siding colours for our home


Marty asks:


We are trying to decide on siding colours for our home. We are looking at the Gentek sequoia line and will likely do a combination of board and batten and horizontal siding as well as an accent wall in stone. We have a brown metal roof and currently the house is painted in cedar tones. We would like to stay away from Browns and beiges. We thought of Venetian red as a choice but think it might look too “barn-like”. Leaning now towards windswept smoke or dark drift with white trim. Any advice ?

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I do agree with you, the red would create the barn look you don’t want.  I like Windswept Smoke with a white trim to give a more traditional look. It you would like to go a bit more modern you could try Pebble or Canyon Clay as the trim colour for the home.  Either option would look great, it is more a decision based on your taste.

Bungalow needs a new roof and a facelift


Susan asks:

Please help! My new late 1960’s raised bungalow needs a new roof and a facelift. i crave a modern look. The windows are newer, so I’m not wanting to replace them.I’m prepared to redo the siding and paint the brick. I will be replacing front doors and garage door. should I erect a portico over front doors? The 2 windows and brick below the white siding will be closed up. Should I put stone there? Any suggestions and tips would be greatly appreciated.

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If you want to create a modern look I would do the following.  Leave the red brick, replace the white siding with a dark siding colour like Gentek’s Windswept Smoke or Pebble.  These are neutral tones that look great with the red brick.  As for the part you are going to be closing up, go with a stone in this area with colour similar to the siding colour you pick.  Brown and Grey tones. This will bring everything together.


As for the portico, I would not go that route. That would close up the door. Pick a bold door colour like Black or Dark Grey and make it a focal point for the home.  Paint or replace the garage door the same colour as the siding.  You do not want the eye to be drawn to the garage door so make it blend in to the home.




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?

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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.

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




Match the angel stone and roof


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.

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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



Siding suggestions for colours


Debbie asks:


Hi I am hoping to get soffit, fascia, eavestrough, and . We want to do darker colours but our windows are white and we are not replacing them right now. Would this work?


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Dark colours for your soffit, fascia and eaves would be great. I would go with a dark brown or even a dark grey like Gentek’s Windswept Smoke, which has some brown tones in it.

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John’s Aluminum
118 West Deane Park Drive  Etobicoke
ON, M9B 2S3
Phone: (416) 621-6183


Belfast Home Improvements
267 Bering Ave. Toronto
ON, M8Z 3A5
Phone: (416) 236-1255


Minard Home Improvement
6350 Tomken Rd, Unit 1 Mississauga
ON, L5T 1Y3
Phone: 905-670-2707

Living there year round once we retire


Karin asks:

Hello, We are renovating our cottage and will be living their year round once we retire. The windows are being replaced and the external trim will be white. We are also adding a 2 door garage The exterior will be a stone veneer up to the window sill (3ft) and board and batten siding. What color palette would you recommend? We are looking for colors that have longevity and will make the house look more modern The colors we are trying to choose between are – Coastal Blue – Juniper Grove – Mountain Arbor -Iron Ore – Windswept smoke – Midnight Surg


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If you want to have a modern look that will not go out of style, I would go with Windswept Smoke. It is a darker neutral tone that will give you the modern look you desire but because it is a neutral tone, will not look dated anytime soon.  Dark colours are the trend right now and because Windswept Smoke is a grey with brown undertones, it should blend well with most stone products out there.


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Bobcaygeon Aluminum
303 Riverside Drive  Bobcaygeon
ON, K0M 1A0
Phone: (705) 738-4017


Alf Curtis Home Improvements Inc


Infinity Fine Homes INC.
8 Walsh Rd Lindsay
ON, K9V 4R3
Phone: 705-324-4600


1930’s era red brick home


Brenda asks:

We are building a two-storey addition on the back of our 1930’s era red brick home. We have a chocolate brown steel roof with beige and brown trim, soffits, etc. We would like to use the board and batten siding on the addition. What colour should we choose for the siding to tie in the red brick, brown and beige? We definitely prefer darker colours over light.

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If you want to go with a darker colour, I would suggest Gentek’s Windswept Smoke. It is grey but with brown undertones which look great with your colour of brick.  I think if you tried to go with a true brown, the house would be too dark and monotone, the grey tones will add something to the look of the home.


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Dewar Home Improvements


PM Siding‚ Windows and Doors
1358 Victoria Street N. Kitchener
ON, N2B 3E2

DM Window and Door Service
28 Stirling Ave N Kitchener
ON, N2H 3G5




A little old house


Tracy asks:

Hi there, this is great that you can do this for me. Thank you in advance. So here is a house renovation. (there is a little old house under all this) Anyway, I love craftsman style, I also like vertical siding, I don’t like rock just straight across the bottom of a house. My husband does not like angled pillars so they will just stay square, maybe we’ll put rock on the bottom of the pillars? Question number one… what would rock look like on this house (I don’t even know where to put it). Next question, for the gable ends, I also like the cedar shake look but I can’t visualize lighter cedar shakes then the siding color we have chosen. The siding color is windswept smoke with white trim on windows, facia and soffits. This will compliment our detached garage that is metal siding but the same color. Your help and suggestions would be great.

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Windswept Smoke siding is a great colour. In the gable I would suggest you go with Pebble in the shake and then continue with the white accents you a already chosen.  All three of these colour will look great together. As for the stone, if you do not want to put it on the bottom of the home, the pillars would be a good option. I would go up about 1 foot from the ground with the stone.



Siding for our bungalow


Audrey asks:

We want to order new siding for our bungalow, which has mesa brown shingles and accent stone around the front door. We were originally drawn to the something with Grey undertones but feel restricted based on how dominant brown is in the roof and stonework. We thought we had settled on pebble siding but are wondering if we should go with something bolder like coastal blue or midnight surf. We are completely stumped. Help!

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Audrey, I might suggest you go with Gentek’s Windswept Smoke as the siding colour and use Pebble as the soffit, fascia and trim colour. Windswept Smoke is a darker grey that does have grey undertones that would blend well with the roof.


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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

KWS Windows and Doors
407 Hargreaves Green  Saskatoon
SK, S7R 0H9
Phone: (306) 384-4155