Make a Bold Statement with New Siding

Make a Bold Statement with New Siding - home remodeling contractor - Mares Dow

As the end of 2021 approaches, you might already be thinking of your resolutions and home renovation ideas for 2022. Home remodeling contractors are gearing up for a new year of trends and exterior transformations, and so should you. Siding is your home’s first layer of protection against the elements and should be maintained to prevent moisture damage and pest invasion.

Another feature of siding is to decorate your home and impress visitors, so there are two key features to consider: material and appearance.

Material: There are 3 main types of siding


Vinyl is low cost, easy to maintain, and is immune to termite and pest damage. It comes in different colors and styles but can look plastic up close. Siding contractors can also install vinyl that looks like wood from a distance.


Wood gives your home a classic appearance and comes in styles including clapboard, shakes, shingles and solid wood. Clapboard wood is made of overlapping horizontal planks, shakes are hand-cut panels, and shingles are machine cut.

Fiber Cement 

Fiber cement is a durable low-maintenance mix of cement and cellulose fibers. It’s great for rainy climates and is resistant to fire and pests.

Appearance: Contrasting colors are trending

To boost their curb appeal with new siding, homeowners are gravitating toward designs that contrast against their window and door accents, garage doors, and entry doors. The right contrast combinations can make your home pop out or stand out just enough to be unique without looking out of place in your neighborhood.

Trend: Dark Siding, Light Accents

Siding that is black or another deep color has increased in popularity because it pops with a modern touch. Dark siding can be balanced with wooden columns and large windows to avoid looking washed out. For colors, going with light trim and accents will make your home appear multi-layered.

Trend: Light Siding, Dark Accents

White siding and dark accents will give a bold combination that is more conservative than covering your home with black or charcoal siding, making this more appealing to people who don’t want their home to really stand out.

Mares & Dow — Bay Area Home Remodeling Contractors

Contact siding contractors at Mares & Dow Construction and Skylights today to discuss the best materials and colors for your home. With over 40 years of experience, we offer the best in residential and commercial siding installation.

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