Re-siding projects are a significant undertaking, so meticulous planning is a must. Luckily, coming up with a re-siding plan is now easier thanks to online tools and resources. Classic Remodeling Corp, one of the state’s top roofing contractors, has compiled some of them for you in the list below.
Tools for Brainstorming Ideas
Trying to pick a siding color that will fit into your aesthetic can be a challenge. The best way to brainstorm new color-and-texture combinations is to look at other homes’ designs. Normally, you’d have to take a drive through your local neighborhood just to get some inspiration. But now, using some online resources, you won’t have to leave the comfort of your home.
Pinterest – This website’s the go-to online community for home improvement enthusiasts. Pinterest allows you to pin photos and design ideas from several websites and store them in your phone for convenience, giving you a handy visual reference guide while you’re shopping.
Houzz – If you don’t have the time to look through pictures, go to this website. Houzz has more comprehensive and detailed guides about coordinating design schemes.
Tools for Finalizing Designs
Once you’ve managed to compile a shortlist of siding colors and textures you’ve liked, try to narrow the list down to the ones that will complement the other parts of your exterior. It can be hard to visualize your finished exterior, but the James Hardie® Home Color Tool gives you an idea on what the result will look like.
Type your zip code in the color tool to bring up the siding colors that are available in your area. Next, pick your home’s design style and choose accents to complete your design’s color palette. Afterward, you’ll have the option to save your new design. If you’re having trouble finding a siding color that complements your exterior, there’s always the option of changing other parts of your exterior, such as your roofing system.
Tools for Planning Budgets
This siding material calculator will come in handy for budget planning. The amount of siding to be used is usually found in the estimates from contractors. But if you want to prepare your budget early on in the project, you can use the calculator to find out the estimated amount of material needed.
And one more thing: make sure to hire an experienced contractor. That way, you’ll be sure your new siding will be installed properly.
Classic Remodeling Corp., a BBB A-plus rated company with over five decades’ worth of experience, offers siding installation and roof repair services. To get a free estimate, call us at (201) 228-9006 or leave us a message on this form. We serve homeowners in Hackensack, NJ.