Good Guys Contracting has many reasons for recommending James Hardie Siding to our customers. It’s durable and is designed to stand up to all types of weather. Hardie siding gives you an excellent return on your investment in your home and James Hardie is one of the recognized leaders in the industry with more than 5.5 million homes in America choosing Hardie siding.
But one other reason to choose James Hardie Siding shouldn’t be forgotten: It will make your home look great. A big reason for that is ColorPlus® Technology. James Hardie offers vibrant colors in all types of combinations. We know that one of the most difficult decisions for more than a few of our customers is choosing a siding color. So Good Guys is going to give you some help, by telling you everything you need to know about picking your colors.
How James Hardie Siding Stays So Vibrant
First, you need to know some of the things Hardie Siding does to make sure any color you pick remains vibrant. According to their website, James Hardie will apply 50 percent more finish to their siding and trim than the average house painter uses. They also cure the finish in a controlled environment in order to create a product that resists chipping, peeling and cracking. Finally, Hardie’s ColorPlus® Technology allows their siding products to resist fading.
The Basics of Color Schemes for Your Home
Now to the big decision. James Hardie also has some tips on choosing colors for your home. The number of colors you choose depends on the individual home, but typically homes have three colors: body, trim and accent. Homes with newer architectural styles can sometimes benefit from having more colors.
In general, the color you use for your trim should usually be lighter than the body of your home. Using a lighter trim color will draw attention to the trim. Using a dark body color can make your home look smaller, which isn’t always a bad thing. Using a soft contrast between body and trim colors can make your home appear to be larger. Using deeper body colors gives your home a warm, cozy look. Finally, you should use a third color for special details of your home that you wish to highlight.
Colors are divided into two tones: warm and cool. Reds yellows and oranges are the warmer tones, while blues, greens and purples make up the cooler tones. Warm colors evoke excitement while cooler colors are considered to be more relaxing and calming. You see cooler colors used more often in the northern part of the country, while warmer colors are more prominent in the southern United states. To get a sense of how James Hardie siding looks on different types of homes, visit James Hardie’s photo gallery of homes.
Good Guys Contracting Will Add Color and Give You Expert Installation
Now that you have an idea of how to pick colors for your James Hardie siding, you should also have your siding installed by experts. Good Guys Contracting is a preferred James Hardie Remodeler. We’ll take you through every step of the process and maybe even help you pick out a color. Contact Good Guys Contracting today.