How to Choose the Perfect Siding Styles for Your Home

When it comes to the finding the perfect siding styles, Nichiha gives homeowners the power of possibility.

Nichiha materials are known to redefine the possibilities of siding styles and trim. At American Cedar & Millwork, we are proud to carry Nichiha Fiber Cement, a well-trusted materials that bring extraordinary functionality, flexibility, and performance to Baltimore homeowners.

But before you make the decision to go through with your siding installation project, we are here to give you tips on how to choose the perfect siding styles for your home. From siding colors, to your home's landscape, here are a few things to consider when choosing the siding style that works best for you.

Let Your Neighborhood Inspire

Do you live in a classic, traditional part of town, or is the area more vibrant and eclectic? A simple cruise around town can inspire homeowners to get creative with their home’s siding and color themes. As a homeowner, you want to design your home to be YOUR home, down to the final detail, while making it look good in the process. But if the neighborhood is more eclectic and less-traditional, you might have more fun choosing the style and colors of your new siding and trim.

Starting From Scratch, or Just Updating?

When it comes to your home’s siding, is it worth updating or should you just start from scratch? If you're going for just a siding replacement, go with siding that compliments and works well with the features you’re not replacing. But if you’re looking to remodel the entire appearance of a newly-constructed home, feel free to mix and match siding colors and features to make it stand out.


Take the Time to Find What Works Best

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Sometimes, your home's style may lend easy visual cues that you should take into account—but that doesn’t mean you have to follow those guidelines to the final detail. When it comes to selecting colors for the home’s siding, it might be important to know which style homes work with which colors, siding, and features. For example, Colonial-style homes are typically painted white or any other plain color—however, unusual color accents and features might offer the perfect subtle, yet modern twist that could boost your traditionally-constructed home’s appearance.

Consider the Size

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Sometimes, siding color swatches can be misleading if viewed by itself as a small color sample. For example; a dark color may look rich and distinctive viewed as a color swatch, but when applied to the facade of a medium-to-large-scale home, it runs the risk of coming off as a gloomy and overpowering tone--But at the same time, colors that are too light, could prevent smaller-sized homes from standing out among the landscape. Keep in mind that lighter colors tend to neutralize the home’s features, while darker colors can draw more attention to features meant to be highlighted.

What About the Roof?

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As durable as Nichihia’s siding materials are, the roof of the home typically lasts much longer—which can play a factor in considering the right color for your siding and trim. With a darker roof, you might want to consider a lighter color for your siding. If your roof is a neutral color, homeowners have more room to get creative with their siding choices when it comes to their home’s exterior color theme.

The Landscape Plays a Role

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Homeowners might overlook the impact of their new home’s landscape, and how it plays into deciding the right siding and color theme. If you’re going for a cool, modern, and contemporary landscape to surround your home, make sure it works well with the rest of your home’s theme—you don’t want to clash styles. Sometimes, in a more traditional-style community, it’s best to keep things simple and modest, depending on the home and the neighborhood.

When it comes time for Baltimore homeowners to choose siding and trim, take into account all the creative possibilities Nichiha provides. At American Cedar & Millwork, we love the functionality, flexibility, and performance that Nichiha Fiber Cement siding brings to the home. There’s a combination for any homeowner’s taste with Nichiha, find the combo that works best for you here.