2017 is drawing to a close, and many homeowners have already wrapped up their exterior projects for the season. Due to the bad hail storms we saw earlier this year, we had more siding installations than usual in our area throughout Chicagoland.
As you can guess, choosing siding color is a particular matter of taste. The siding manufacturers that we represent, LP, Alside and Mastic, offer a rainbow of color choices in siding. Homeowners usually make their siding choices based on different factors such as material, trim color and even what’s on the neighbor’s house. Overwhelmingly though, in 2017, one color was selected far and above the rest. Can you guess what it was?
Hey There, Gray there!
For owners choosing new siding in 2017, gray has been the favorite color of choice. In fact, nearly 90 percent of the houses that we sided this this year were in a gray color tone. The darker grays in particular have been prevalent. Gray is an especially popular choice on homes set against white or black shutters, fascia, and windows.
From our LP SmartSide® family, Pelican Grey has been the most popular shade. This smoky medium shade in vinyl material offers an affordable, attractive look reminiscent of a seaside cottage. Made of LP Smartside engineered wood material, the high-quality siding is durable and delightful to the eye in any shade tone of gray, blue, brown or green.
Most of our Alside® customers now enjoy new quality vinyl siding with the warm, attractive look of wood. The favorite gray of choice here was Storm, a rich, darker gray shade set against white trim for a heavenly pop of color and a wonderful accent for multi-colored brick. Vinyl provides a maintenance free option that won’t split, peel or rot like wood.
offers siding in architectural accents like clapboard, shingle, shake and scallops and includes a lifetime warranty. Again, light and dark grays (Deep Granite) were the colors of choice.
What will be your siding choice in 2018?
If 2018 is the year you finally get around to replacing your siding, you will undoubtedly come across a plethora of siding choices for your home. Pro-Homes can bring samples right to your door to view against your existing windows, shutters and trim. We can assist you in determining what the best siding material is for your home and budget, so you can enjoy your durable siding for years to come. Don’t hesitate to contact us for a quote today.