Dark-colored siding can be a sensible choice over the more common light-colored or neutral options. This design trend can help give home exteriors a more dramatic appearance, but to pull this off, you must first take certain things into account.
First Things First
It is a known fact that dark colors absorb more heat than lighter ones. That’s why it feels hot when you wear a black shirt on a sunny day. That said, color options can be limited, especially since some siding materials react to extreme temperatures. Expansion and contraction may occur the more the underlying material heats up. Long-term sun exposure can also cause the dark-colored siding to fade.
Your Siding Options
The material you choose matters a lot when it comes to choosing your preferred dark color for your siding. Vinyl, for instance, comes in a wide variety of dark shades and tones. However, you might not be able to find true black because of the low demand.
You may, however, choose to paint your current vinyl siding. For this, the right type of paint must be used, preferably one that has a light-reflecting value or 55 or greater. The choice of paint color must not be darker than the original color of the siding.
Like vinyl, fiber cement siding doesn’t come in dark colors. If the color you’re looking for is not found in their standard color choices, some contractors can have it painted to attain a true black look. Fortunately, some of James Hardie®’s fiber cement siding products come primed and ready for painting. When exposed to the sun’s heat, it won’t rot or swell, preventing the paint from chipping, cracking, or peeling.
At Masters Roofing, we pride ourselves in offering the best products around, guaranteeing all cladding options are not just up to the task of protecting your home but are also capable of boosting its curb appeal. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our siding offerings. Call (901) 871-7663 or fill out our contact form to request a quote. We serve homeowners in and around Cordova, TN.