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How to Clean Your Skylights

How to Clean Your Skylights - skylight contractor - Mares Dow

While wall windows should be cleaned every one to two months, skylights should be cleaned at least once every year. If possible, aim to clean your skylights once every three to four months. If your skylight contractors didn’t give you cleaning instructions specific to your skylights, you can follow the manufacturer’s instructions or those in this post.

Set up your work area with the appropriate equipment

Skylights can be difficult to reach without ladders or scaffolding. For your own safety, please consider using fall protection, such as harnesses and hard helmets, in addition to following your equipment guidelines. Your skylight contractors might also have specific advice for your layout.

Gather your cleaning materials

You’ll need a soap and water solution, a non-abrasive glass cleaner and applicator (such as a soft brush), a squeegee, and a damp lint-free cloth. If your skylights can vent and have insect screens, you should also have a dry towel and a garden hose available outside.

Clean your skylights following these steps:

  1. Start at the topmost section of your skylight and work your way down to avoid dirt and debris from traveling down just-cleaned areas
  2. Soak the glass with your soap and water solution
  3. Clean the glass with your non-abrasive applicator and glass cleaner
  4. Immediately squeegee away the glass cleaner
  5. Clean the skylight frame with your damp lint-free cloth, using the soap and water solution on stubborn dirt
  6. For venting skylights that are electrically operated, turn the power off at the breaker box after the skylight is open and wipe a dry towel along the chain
  7. Remove the insect screen and spray it outside with your garden hose
  8. Replace the insect screen after it’s completely dry

Important cleaning practices:

Take care to avoid touching the metal parts of your equipment to the glass, and don’t use scrapers, knives, or other abrasive tools. Skylight glass is durable to withstand climate, but it’s vulnerable to damage from sharp materials.

While cleaning, look for these signs you need skylight replacement:

  • Scratched, cracked, or otherwise damaged glass
  • Water damage along the edges of the glass (damp ceiling, peeling paint, mold growth, etc.)

Reach out to your local skylight contractors for repairs and replacement

Contact the skylight contractors at Mares & Dow Construction and Skylights today for help with replacing your old skylights with the latest VELUX models. With over 35 years of experience, we offer the best in skylight installation.

What You Need to Consider Before Remodeling Your Home

What You Need to Consider Before Remodeling Your Home - home remodeling contractor - Mares Dow

You already know why you want to remodel your home, whether to expand for a growing family, update a 20-year-old design, or change things up. But before you get quotes from home remodeling contractors, you should consider the following:

Building Codes and Homeowner Association (HOA) Guidelines

Homeowners frequently disregard building codes and guidelines when they brainstorm renovation plans. This often results in wasted time and heartache when their local government or HOA board rejects their proposed project. 

Before setting your mind on specific layouts, look up the codes and regulations for your residential zone—including HOA guidelines if you’re part of an association. Sample restrictions include not having enough property space for a room addition, limits on fence height, and an acceptable range of colors for your siding

Some HOAs have strict rules to preserve the aesthetics of a neighborhood, which could drastically impede your remodeling plans. However, don’t let that discount your interior remodeling. Home remodeling contractors can maintain your exterior’s appearance while completely transforming the inside.

Your Plans for the Future

How long do you plan to live in your home after remodeling? Do you predict your household will grow? If you’re planning for kids, long-term overnight guests like close friends or extended family, or additional pets, your remodeling should speak to it. If your household is thinning out, you could knock down walls to expand your rooms. You could convert an unused bedroom into an office, library, or even a workout room.

Do you expect to lease out or sell your house after enjoying it for a few years? Then consider adding amenities that will appeal to renters and buyers. For example, additional bedrooms and bathrooms will attract families, while a home with fewer but larger rooms might attract older couples.

The Overall Theme or Style

Your style will reflect in the flooring, wall paint, and ceiling pattern you choose, you’ll also need to choose how those materials look and which style suits your home. Home remodeling contractors specialize in structural designs and determining the best layout for your home, but interior designers can help you with the specifics of interior design.

Home remodeling contractors can still help you select materials ranging from decorative to durable to economical. Your remodeling contractor might already have a partnership with an interior designer. If not, you can ask if it’s possible to collaborate with an interior designer before finalizing the remodeling plan.

Your Project Budget

The materials you choose and whether you hire both a remodeling contractor and interior designer will impact your budget. In addition to paying your contractors, you’ll have to cover building materials, permits, and possible conditions that surprise you.

Also consider the after-installation cost, including utility bills. Environmentally-friendly choices, like skylights and large windows, can reduce your electricity bills by increasing your natural light.  Considering getting quotes for green builds, which focus on lowering your home’s carbon footprint.

Mares & Dow – Home Remodeling Contractors

Contact your local home remodeling contractors at Mares & Dow Construction and Skylights today to turn your ideas into a plan that fits your budget. We have over 37 years of experience in beautiful, long lasting, and energy-efficient home renovation.

The Best Places to Install Skylights in Your Home

The Best Places to Install Skylights in Your Home - skylight contractor - Mares Dow

Skylights can transform your home by simply increasing the sunlight you receive. It doesn’t require the effort of major home renovations, but the result can feel that way by making your home appear more expansive, bright, and airy. Skylight contractors agree that the best places to install skylights include common areas and rooms that rely on electric lighting, such as:

The Family Room

The family room is one of the most occupied places in your home. It should be one of the most inviting areas in your home for family and visitors alike, and increasing the natural light it receives is a great way to make it more homey. If it’s in a dark spot of your home or faces away from the sun so your windows don’t get much sunlight, you could install a skylight to allow light from above. 

Skylight contractors know how to angle skylights for the best lighting, and they’ll make sure your family room gets the most natural light it can. And if your family room is underneath a second floor, you could work with skylight contractors who are also home remodeling contractors. They can add skylights to a home remodeling project and expand your family room.

The Kitchen

Another heavily occupied room is the kitchen. Many house layouts blend the kitchen into a dining area, family room, or both. This makes it a perfect spot to incorporate skylights. The natural light will flow through an open floor plan and brighten what could be the majority of your home.

Additionally, a brighter kitchen is great for waking up the family in the morning. Natural light tells your body when it’s time to wake and sleep, so having breakfast in a brightening kitchen will gradually wake up you and yours. At night, the skylight will frame the dark sky and perhaps capture the moon. It’ll be beautiful to look up toward during evening gatherings, or right before bedtime.

The Bathroom

Many bathrooms are small and cramped with small windows for privacy. Even master bathrooms can be cramped. That doesn’t mean you have to rely on electric lights for lighting during the day and night. You can install a skylight to significantly brighten your bathroom and make it feel more spacious. And if your bathroom currently has poor ventilation, you can install a venting skylight to allow moisture to escape.

The Hallway

A common issue with residential hallways is a lack of natural sunlight. The walls are mostly adjacent to bedrooms and bathrooms, with the only direct light coming from open doors and the end of hall windows. Hallways directly beneath another floor need electric lighting, but hallways on the final floor can benefit from skylights for daytime lighting.

Hallway skylights can completely transform your home by allowing sunlight to fill formerly dark corners, making your home appear lengthened and more spacious. The extra light will also spill beyond the hallway into common areas, including the family room and kitchen.

Discover how skylights can enhance your home

Regardless of your home’s size, large or small, skylight contractors can find the perfect skylights for you. 

Contact your local skylight contractor Mares & Dow Construction and Skylights today for a skylight installation or replacement quote. We have over 35 years of experience working with long-lasting residential skylights.

How to Protect Your Bay Area Home From the Rain

How to Protect Your Bay Area Home From the Rain - siding contractor - Mares Dow

Spring showers are approaching the Bay Area, and with the downpour comes the potential for home structure damage. Siding contractors agree that your home may have weathered many storms, come rain, wind, and hail, but with enough time, even the strongest homes begin to take damage.

The importance of protecting your home from rain

Your home has multiple layers. From the inside out, there are four main layers: framing, sheathing, protective barrier, and siding. The framing and sheathing are typically made of wood, which are protected by the protective barrier and siding. Without protection, the inner layers of your home’s exterior walls would be exposed to the elements.

When wood is repeatedly exposed to water, it develops moisture issues that compromise its structure. Rot and mildew can eat away at your home’s structure until it needs a major repair. Once your home shows signs of interior rot, it’s too late to take preventative measures. You must secure your home’s safety early, before problems arise.

Protection starts with your home exterior

Before moisture can penetrate your home, confirm that your exterior layers are in good shape. You can’t see the protective barrier underneath your siding, but if your siding is intact, it’s a good be that your barrier is secure.

First, look for easy-to-spot damage from hail, sports balls, weed trimmers, and other blunt damage. Vinyl siding isn’t moisture tight, so once it’s compromised, moisture has an easy time seeping through. Wood siding is more susceptible to moisture, so be extra vigilant in your search. If there doesn’t appear to be any obvious damage, move on to the smaller areas. Check out areas with dried out caulking, where moisture can get through the gap.

Protect your home with fiber cement siding by Mares & Dow Construction & Skylights

One of the most protective siding materials is fiber cement. Its durability and water resistance makes it an all-time favorite of siding contractors and homeowners.

Contact your local siding contractor Mares & Dow Construction and Skylights today for help with repairing or replacing your siding. With over 37 years of experience, we install and replace fiber cement siding that’s as durable as it is beautiful.

Siding for a New Year and New Beginnings

Siding for a New Year and New Beginnings - siding contractor - Mares Dow

Is home improvement one of your New Year’s resolutions, but you’re up in the air about the specifics? You could start with interior design or remodeling, or go into 2021 strong with a new home exterior that’ll catch the eyes of neighbors and passersby alike. Siding contractors can give your home a makeover that kicks off 2021 with a fresh look that will serve you well in appearance and practicality for the next few decades.

Give your home a completely new look for the new year

If your siding hasn’t been updated in decades, it’s not as vibrant or polished as it used to be after years of day- and year-long exposure to the elements. The next time you look at your home’s exterior, take in the faded colors, scuffed or chipped sections. Can you remember how your home looked the day its current siding was installed? If you bought your home before then and didn’t remodel it, you might remember the change in vibrancy from the original siding to your current one.

Now, imagine your home with siding that isn’t only fresh, but also an intriguing new material, color, or pattern—or all three. In the time between the installation of your current siding and today, siding contractors have worked with newer designs and technology. Your choices are larger than ever, with patterns ranging from traditional lap siding to customized shakes & shingles, and materials that can replicate the appearance of cedar wood.

Update your home’s protection against the elements

Today’s siding materials are better equipped to protect your home from the heat, cold, and moisture. One such material, fiber cement, was pioneered in 1980 by James Hardie and is a favorite of many siding contractors. Fiber cement siding is a powerful material known for its durability, versatile appearance, and easy maintenance. It’s engineered to be resistant to pests, fire, and extreme weather, and can be customized for specific climates, as offered in James Hardie’s HardieZone® product line.

Other popular siding materials include vinyl, wood, and composite materials (stucco, brick, etc.). They offer various levels of protection, so take a detailed look at your options before looking for siding contractors specializing in those materials. Some contractors specialize in multiple materials, while others are especially skilled in particular materials, such as Mares & Dow Construction & Skylights in the Bay Area.

Spruce up your siding with Mares & Dow Construction & Skylights 

Kick off the new year with a new home exterior. Contact your local siding contractor Mares & Dow Construction and Skylights today for help with repairing or replacing your siding. With over 37 years of experience, we install and replace fiber cement siding that’s as durable as it is beautiful.

The Best Siding to Battle Pest Invasion

The Best Siding to Battle Pest Invasion - Fiber cement siding contractor - Mares Dow

The surest way to repel pests is to keep your home free of anything that would attract them. Considering all the pests that exist, you might wonder if there’s any siding that can repel them all. Siding contractors can’t guarantee that any siding is completely impervious, but some are better than others are turning away pests before they can inflict real damage.

Here is a list of pests that are commonly attracted to siding, and the best and worst siding materials to repel them:

Carpenter Ants & Termites

The siding material most susceptible to carpenter ant and termite infestation is wood. Carpenter ants burrow into wood, expelling wood shavings, insulation, and ant body parts as they build nests, while termites create mazes of tunnels that gradually compromise your home’s structural integrity. 

Wood siding that has water damage is extremely attractive to carpenter ants, termites, and other wood-boring pests, because the moisture makes for easy-to-chew wood. However, wood-boring pests can also chew into dry wood. While there are ways to prevent these pests from infesting wood siding, it’s safer to use non-wood siding like vinyl, fiber cement, or non-wood composite materials.


Though not a pest by the traditional definition, woodpeckers are a common enemy of homes with wood siding. Woodpeckers are especially attracted to wood that is stained an earthy color, such as brown and dark red. Wood that is stained with bright, non-earthy colors like white or pastel, typically will fare less damage. Wood siding that is painted instead of stained also tends to take less damage, but ultimately, the reliability of wood siding depends on your home’s location.

If your home is located in or near areas with high hummingbird populations, you should avoid wood siding. However, if your interest in wood stems from its appearance rather than its material, you can install siding that mimics wood. Both vinyl and fiber cement siding can mimic wood, but fiber cement siding is more realistic. Vinyl can pass for real wood at a distance, because up close its texture looks more plastic.

Fiber cement siding resists pests of all kinds

Regardless of your siding material, pests can make their way through gaps in your siding and chew on the innards of your home’s structure. However, you can make it a lot harder for pests to break through by using pest-resistant siding, so they’ll move onto easier targets.

Fiber cement siding, which is made of cement and cellulose fibers, is one of the most durable and affordable pest-resistant options. It’s more durable than vinyl siding, which is the cheapest type of siding, and more affordable than composite siding (bricks, stucco, etc.). Fiber cement siding can also replicate the appearance of cedar wood, so you don’t have to miss out on the traditional aesthetics of wooden exteriors. When compared to other siding, fiber cement siding definitely tops the list as an all-around contender.

Contact your local siding contractor Mares & Dow Construction and Skylights today for a fiber cement siding installation quote. We have over 37 years of experience working within various budgets to install fiber cement siding that’s as durable as it is beautiful.

New Siding: How to Save Money without Losing Quality

New Siding- How to Save Money without Losing Quality - siding contractor - Mares Dow

Siding is a major investment, and a complete overhaul of your home’s siding can require extensive labor and materials. To make sure you’re getting the most out of your money with a quality service, you should do two important things: Do the right research and get multiple quotes from reputable siding contractors.

Don’t skip out on your research

Before looking into siding contractors, it’s helpful to do some preliminary research about what siding installation involves, what siding material and pattern would suit your home, and when you can fit construction into your schedule. Siding contractors can fill in gaps in your research, but if you only rely on them for information, you limit your research. You might also miss out on potential project avenues, because the more contributors you have, the more likely you’ll reach the right siding choice.

Two major questions your siding research should focus on are:

  1. What siding material do you want?

Two popular and durable siding materials are vinyl and fiber cement. Vinyl siding is low cost, easy to maintain, and is immune to termite and pest damage. It doesn’t need to be painted, so you don’t have to worry about flakes and scratches, but it can crack and melt in extreme climates. Vinyl comes in many colors and styles, and can mimic natural wood at a distance.

Fiber cement siding is a paintable and low-maintenance mix of cement and cellulose fibers. It’s especially durable in rainy climates, and is resistant to fire and pests. Similar to vinyl siding, fiber cement doesn’t warp or twist, and can mimic natural wood. It’s also highly customizable, offered in a spectrum of thicknesses and densities, and shapes and sizes.

You should look into different brands, cost ranges, and homeowner reviews about their siding experiences. For example, fiber cement siding is a mid-range priced material that’s a favorite of many contractors and homeowners, whereas vinyl siding is less costly but not as attractive.

  1. What siding pattern do you want?

The main siding patterns are horizontal siding, vertical siding, and shingle siding. Horizontal siding consists of long boards that are laid horizontally to overlap each other in a water resistant design. It’s the most popular siding pattern in America because of its timely appearance and easy installation.

Vertical siding isn’t as common, but it’s a traditional look that suits farm-style houses and short houses. It consists of long boards laid next to each other vertically. Usually, the boards don’t overlap like in lap or shingle siding, because vertical trim strips are placed over their joints to block out water leakage. Sometimes the boards can overlap, or are installed with grooves for a stylistic look.

Shingle siding consists of individual cuts of material installed in overlapping rows. Shingles were traditionally cut from cedar wood, which has an appealing non-uniform grain. Natural wood requires special maintenance to protect it from water damage, so people tend to opt for fiber cement shingles to mimic the appearance of wood.

Your research might look into the best patterns for your house style, or whether your house would look good with a combination of patterns. A notable combination is vertical and horizontal siding, for a complex look. Also look into your color palette options, as certain colors work better together.

Get multiple quotes from reputable siding contractors

At the very least, your research should give you a basic understanding of your siding choices. You don’t need to know exactly what you want, but knowing the price ranges and different aesthetics will help you form a budget. Once you have a budget, reach out to multiple siding contractors for quotes. It’s important these contractors are experienced, so that even if the pricing seems too low to be true, you know they’ve proven themselves with prior projects.

Contact your local siding contractor Mares & Dow Construction and Skylights today for a siding installation quote. We have over 37 years of experience working within various budgets to install fiber cement siding that’s as durable as it is beautiful.

Common Siding Problems: How to Prevent Them


Siding is made to be durable against all sorts of influences, from climate to physical impact, to protect your home’s interior wall and supporting structure. But that doesn’t make it impenetrable. 

Siding contractors are familiar with the many problems that can arise from improper maintenance and chance events, two common ones being water damage and blemishes. Though common, these problems shouldn’t be ignored.

Here’s how to prevent them:

Water Damage

Siding is the first layer of protection against moisture. Underneath it is the house wrap, the second layer of moisture protection. The house wrap also protects your house sheathing, which strengthens your walls and provides a nailing base for your siding. If moisture breaches the siding, then the house wrap, and finally the sheathing, your home becomes vulnerable to structural damage. If left untreated for too long, you’ll find yourself facing major and expensive repairs, including siding replacement.

The surest way to prevent water damage is to routinely check your siding for signs of building moisture. Once you find areas of rot, mold, or mildew beginning to grow, immediately get your siding inspected by your local siding contractors. Built-up moisture can also warp your siding, causing your panels to buckle or sag. If you have wood siding with peeling paint, that might be an additional sign that moisture is building.

Additionally, you can prevent water damage by aiming your sprinklers away from your home. Upward streams of water have an easier time reaching behind siding and building up moisture.

Stains and Physical Blemishes

If you have kids, pets, or enjoy an active outdoor life in your yard, don’t bounce balls or store toys against your house. Your siding might take damage in the form of cracks, breaks, holes, and loose panels. Minor damage can be fixed with panel replacements, but if your siding has too much damage, you might be due for a complete overhaul. 

Bushes and surrounding gardens can also scrape your siding or cause deeper damage, so keep them trimmed. This is especially true for crawling vegetation, such as ivy, which tends to grow underneath siding to crack and loosen panels. It’s best to avoid all crawling vegetation near your home, so you don’t have to worry about vines escaping your notice and somehow spreading into your siding.

If you have dirt stains from overflowing gutters or debris cast about during a windy storm, you can freshen up your siding with routine maintenance. Once or twice a year, use a garden hose to gently rinse off your siding, then move in with a soft bristle brush and mild detergent solution to gently scrub the stains.

How Mares & Dow Construction & Skylights Can Help

Are you having difficulty fixing or preventing your siding problems? Contact your local siding contractor Mares & Dow Construction and Skylights today for help with repairing or replacing your siding. With over 37 years of experience, we install and replace fiber cement siding that’s as durable as it is beautiful.

Immediately Boost Your Curb Appeal with New Siding

Immediately Boost Your Curb Appeal with New Siding - siding contractor - Mares Dow

Interested in giving your home’s exterior a makeover? Experienced siding contractors can completely transform your home and make it look new again just by installing new siding. You can also elongate your home, make it appear taller, or grace it with the charm of historical housing. These visual tricks come down to the siding style.

The three main categories of siding are lap siding, shingle siding, and vertical siding—each with unique approaches to beautifying your home.

Lap Siding

Lap siding consists of long boards that are laid horizontally to overlap each other. It’s one of the most common siding styles in the US because of its easy installation, water resistance, and timely appearance. The boards are overlapped in a way that wicks water down your house, preventing moisture from finding its way inside and inflicting your structure with water damage. At the same time, the horizontal boards draw the eye horizontally and elongate the home.

There are many types of lap siding, made of different materials and colors. A popular siding choice is fiber cement, a rigid but flexible material that withstands a range of climates and comes in a variety of styles. James Hardie, a top producer of fiber cement siding, offers lap siding that can mimic the appearance and texture of wood, including the traditional Dutch siding of historical communities.

Shingle Siding

Shingle siding consists of individual cuts of material attached to the exterior of your home in overlapping rows. Shingles are traditionally cut from cedar wood, as popularized on Cape Cod-style homes, but wood requires special maintenance including water-resistant coatings and staining. If you want the curb appeal of cedar wood without the maintenance, you can opt for James Hardie fiber cement shingles.

A typical shingle is uniform in shape and size, but shingles can be varied for a more custom and refined look. Such varied cuts are offered by James Hardie. Their Staggered Edge Panel siding uses rectangular singles of various widths and lengths, and their Half-Rounds siding resembles the scalloped scales of a fish. They also sell Individual Shingles for an even more customized design.

Vertical Siding

Vertical siding, sometimes called board and batten siding, consists of long boards that are laid in vertical rows. The boards don’t overlap like in lap or shingle siding, but vertical trim strips are placed over their joints to block out water leakage. This makes them more effective at resisting water damage, and easier to clean.

Though vertical siding is more commonly used on farm houses and commercial buildings, it can make a powerful statement on homes by making them appear taller. It can also be combined with lap siding for a uniquely complex design. James Hardie makes their vertical siding extra unique by offering fiber cement siding that resembles cedar wood and stucco.

Ready to Boost Your Curb Appeal with New Siding?

Contact your local siding contractor Mares & Dow Construction and Skylights today for a custom plan to improve your home’s curb appeal. With over 37 years of experience, we install and replace fiber cement siding that’s as durable as it is beautiful.

How to Select Flattering Colors For Your New Siding

How to Select Flattering Colors For Your New Siding - siding contractor - Mares Dow

When you work with siding contractors to upgrade your home’s siding, you choose more than the material. You also have to select the color, and that can be more difficult because you have more options to choose from. Siding is also a major investment and takes time to install. Your home can’t try on different colors like you do with clothing, so aside from looking at samples from siding contractors and using virtual simulators, you can use the tips below.

Consider Your House Style

While you don’t have to abide by traditional color palettes, certain house styles are associated with color themes that have become timely. Your siding will feature the main color, and the supplementary colors will be applied to your accent, trim, and roof. That’s a lot to coordinate, so for now, focus on the overall palette. Once you decide a palette, you can break it down into specific colors.

Historically, Craftsman homes were built to be the opposite of Victorian homes, which were famous for their elaborate designs. The humble design of Craftsman homes make them ideal for simple, earthy palettes that have rich reds, browns, and greens.

Mediteranean homes are known for their arches, columns, and terracotta roofs, which are best accompanied by sunny earth tones, such as warm browns and greens. The colors should invoke the feeling of warm weather and an appreciation for the warmer shades of nature, but Mediteranean homes also fare well with warm gray.

You might be familiar with the bright and playful colors of the Painted Ladies, the famous row of Victorian homes in San Francisco, but the first Victorian homes had softer colors because bright paint was costly. Once the production cost of bright paint lowered, Victorian homes took  on their famously bold color schemes. Historically, Victorian homes have leaned both ways, so you can use bright or soft color palettes.

Traditional cottage homes are painted with bright airy colors to invoke charm. Typically, their color palette features white as the main body, but cottage homes also work well with palettes that are earthy, neutral, or contemporary.

If you’re part of a Home Owner Association, make sure your new color scheme won’t violate color codes. And regardless of your house style, you can’t go wrong with neutral colors.

Choose a Theme: Warm vs. Cool

A quick way to split your color choices in half is by choosing warm or cool tones. The “heat” of your tones can impact the overall mood of your home, whether energizing or relaxing. It’s best to stick to warm or cool, because using both might be a visual clash that makes your home appear pieced together.

Warm tones include earthy and sun-based colors, while cool tones include blue, gray, and black colors. 

Use Color Harmony

All homes look best with multiple colors, which bring out dimensions and frame unique features. Your siding can be a single color that is complemented by the trim and accent, but if your home is larger, you might opt for a secondary siding color to add complexity to your design. Your siding color(s) should harmonize with the other colors of your home, including your roof.

To identify colors that harmonize with each other, refer to a color wheel. Colors located next to each other are analogous, and reduce contrast. To get the most contrast, use complementary colors, which are located on opposite sides of the wheel. You can experiment with different color harmonies, such as monochromatic, for additional combinations.

Ask Siding Contractors for Advice

Shifting through countless colors for the right one can be daunting, especially if you’re not adjusting the colors of your roof, trim, and accents. Using house styles, color themes, and color wheels as guidance can point you in the right direction for a pleasing exterior, but your best bet at making the right choice is with siding contractors.

Siding contractors are experts at choosing the right siding colors for homes of all styles and sizes. They can help you choose colors that make your home pop, blend in, or however you want your home to appear.

Contact your local siding contractor Mares & Dow Construction and Skylights today for custom advice about the color of your home’s siding. With over 37 years of experience, we install fiber cement siding that’s as durable as it is beautiful.

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