Black (Siding) is the New Black

When it comes to home exteriors, rarely do we see houses outfitted in black siding. Most homeowners tend to stick to lighter shades for their siding, favouring colours like white, grey, taupe or varying shades of blue. But black? Black is risky, black is shocking, and it may just be the most beautiful colour you can go with for your siding.

Black siding is one of the best ways to make a statement with your home, but it’s not for everyone. Take a look at some pros and cons of black siding to decide if it’s the right choice for you!

It’s Beautiful

There’s no denying that black siding is extremely beautiful. It’s dramatic and exciting, and makes a strong visual statement. With a black exterior, you don’t need too many extra finishings because it does all the talking on its own. Black will accentuate the gorgeous features of your home, like the grooves and detail of your siding and intricate details of your trim.

But It Accentuates Blemishes

Keep in mind that black will also accentuate blemishes and imperfections. Any chips, cracks or flaws will be more noticeable with the colour black than it would be with lighter shades.

It Gets Hot

Just like black cars and clothing, black siding also tends to get hot. It absorbs more heat from the sun than lighter homes will, especially colours like white and cream. A white or light-coloured house will reflect more of the sun’s rays, which keeps the inside of your home cooler in the warmer months. Luckily, in Canada, we don’t have to worry about too much heat, so black siding houses are pretty ideal!

But It’s The Perfect Backdrop

Whether you want to go all out with your landscaping, or opt for minimal greenery, black offers the perfect backdrop. Against green foliage, black tends to retreat so that the natural surroundings get the attention and look even more lush. Black also pairs well with wood and brick that you may have in your fence, garage door or exterior chimney.

Add Contrast

One way to really make your black siding shine? Add contrast with white framed windows and a white door! Gentek has plenty of options for window and door styles, so once you decide on the perfect shade of white, all you need to do is choose the style that works best for your home. This gorgeous contrast will ensure your home pops in the most gorgeous way.

If you’re ready to take the plunge, Gentek offers the perfect shade of black for your siding! Take a look and start planning for your black facade today!