Vinyl Siding Colors: Everything You Need to Know
We all know how great vinyl siding is. It’s more durable than many other kinds of siding, requires less maintenance, and it’s much more cost-effective than other types of siding. That’s precisely why it’s the top choice for most Americans.
Once you know all there is to learn about vinyl siding, what remains is choosing the color you want. Aesthetics matters because you not only want your house to be high quality but look good as well.
That’s where we can help you by telling you all that you need to know about choosing the right color of vinyl siding for your house.
Can Vinyl Siding Be Painted a Different Color?
First of all, yes it can. You can paint it at any point in many different colors, albeit with some limitations.
The good thing here is that the first time you install vinyl siding, you won’t have to worry about it anymore. Vinyl siding is of very low maintenance, and you most likely won’t have to paint it for many years to come. That’s why it’s crucial to choose the color you like from the very start and install it as it is. That way you won’t have to change it for the foreseeable future.
However, if you already have vinyl siding and you want to repaint it, you can do so with only a few limitations:
- You need to consider using a primer. If the siding has deteriorated, then using primer is highly advised.
- If the siding already has a specific color, you should opt for a lighter one. It doesn’t have to be the same color; it only needs to be lighter because darker shades absorb more heat than what the siding can handle before warping or buckling.
- You can’t paint the vinyl siding in unfavorable weather. Your best option is doing it during mid-spring or early fall when there’s the least chance of rain and high temperatures.
What Color Fades the Least?
Besides what we mentioned before, it’s also vital that you choose a color that won’t fade. That’s because vinyl siding can last for a long time without any significant color deterioration. What’s more, the original color will last much longer than paint, but if you don’t do a proper paint job, you’ll get a color that will deteriorate after a couple of years instead of a few decades.
Thankfully, there isn’t one color that fades the least, so you have a whole set of choices. The only thing that you need to remember is that the lighter the color is, the longer it will last. That’s especially true if the siding is facing the sun most of the day. If it rarely receives much sun, then you can opt for a darker color if you like.
What Color Siding Has the Best Resale Value?
Siding has a significant impact on the overall look of the house. So, if you’re planning on selling your home at some point, you’ll want to make sure the color of the vinyl siding has a high resale value.
There a few options you can go for: all shades of blue, light browns, grays, and light neutrals as they go great with other darker colors. All of these colors offer the best resale value.
If you need to schedule a free consultation, fill out our estimate form here. We can tell you everything you need to know about vinyl siding colors, and we can help you install the best vinyl siding for your house!