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10 Siding Colors With The Best Curb Appeal

Siding is essential to the integrity of your home’s structure in protecting your home from the elements and keeping your home properly insulated. It is the barrier between the inside of your house and outside elements including inclement weather, insects and the temperature outside. These are all necessary functions of siding- a benefit of siding, however, is it’s ability to add beauty to the outside of your home. Siding has the ability to instantly add curb appeal! Below are our 10 favorite siding colors that we believe to have the best curb appeal.

#1 Royal Building in color Midnight Surf

Darker exterior combinations have increased in popularity in the last year and you can see why! The pairing of two darker toned colors is beautiful and will complement any home.


#2 KP Siding in Heritage Gray

A gray toned siding is classic. It will stand the test of time, and will always look beautiful. Because of it’s neutrality, you are able to get crazy on other aspects of the exterior of your home.


#3 James Hardie Siding in Navajo Beige

James Hardie is the leading manufacturer of fiber cement siding. It is thicker than vinyl siding, which allows for deeper grooves and authentic wood-grain effect. The color Navajo beige is a classic neutral that works well with almost any stonework, creating a handsome combination that will fit into any neighborhood, or with any architectural style.


#4 James Hardie Siding in Arctic White

Continuing on with another James Hardie option, one of their most popular products is their Hardieplank lap siding, specifically in the color Arctic White. Many people love the classic look of white for their home. It gives you that crisp, clean color that pairs so well with other classic shades like gray, black, and red.


#5 Royal Building in Harvard Slate

The Harvard Slate color siding was voted one of Royal Buildings best sellers. People that want a more neutral siding lean more toward a shade of grey or beige, and Harvard Slate is a combination of the two. It’s ability to look warm or cool depending on the accents is a versatility many are looking for when choosing a color of siding.


#6 KP Siding in Urban Blue

For those homeowners that have always gone off the beaten path, you may lean toward Urban Blue. As said before, darker colors are increasing in popularity and when paired with the right accent colors, will really make your home stand out amongst the rest!


#7 KP Siding in Sandstone

Studies have shown houses that have the most resale success have had a light and neutral siding color similar to KP’s sandstone. Like a few mentioned before, this is a shade you can’t go wrong with! It will easily match any color and accents you have on your home.


#8 Royal Building in Shamrock

Part of Royal Building’s ‘Woodland’ collection is the color Shamrock. Along with darker colors, green is also a siding that has become more popular in the past few years. Green is actually considered a ‘colorful neutral’, because it’s more exciting than beige or gray but has the versatility to match with most other colors.


#9 James Hardie Siding in Evening Blue

Blue siding is something that has become popular because it is a color that still feels calming and neutral. This cool toned shade is perfect with white trim and a darker roof!


#10 Royal Building in Linen

Lastly, but certainly not least is a classic. The shade Linen will fit into any style and any neighborhood. It is a beautiful option that will enhance curb appeal and be loved by all!


That concludes our list of the 10 siding colors with the best curb appeal. We hope you enjoyed seeing these different shades and colors on different styles of homes.
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Going Once, Going Twice, Sold! How a New Roof Can Increase the Value of Your Home During the Selling Fever

Buying a home can be one of the most expensive purchases someone can make in their lifetime. Zillow estimates that the average sale of a home in the United States currently goes for just shy of $300,000. This marks a 13% increase year-over-year and, after a hot spring selling season, Zillow forecasts the average selling point of a home across the country is expected to rise another 15% next year.

If you are looking to capitalize on the hot market, home renovations can be a good way to increase the overall value and curb appeal of your home. While often times it is bathroom or kitchen renovations that are the most attention grabbing, keep in mind that making sure your roof is in good shape can be a wise investment, being one of the bigger ticket items of a home.

Understanding this, we at MLM Home Improvement have provided a guide on how your roof can impact the home selling process.

Smart Renovations Make Money

The first thing a homeowner should consider is where and how their renovation investments should be placed.  While it is difficult to quantify the exact expected return on investment of pre-sale renovations, the National Association of Realtors Research Group estimated that a homeowner who renovates a roof can expect to see approximately 100% return. Compared to only a 50 – 60% return on kitchen and bathrooms, replacing your roof potentially represents a better chance to recoup your money and increase the overall value of your home.

Reaching out to a trusted, local contractor to take an in depth look into the health of your roof could be a worthwhile avenue to explore as they’re uniquely qualified to spot potential problems that may scuttle a sale. If unsure of who to contact, look for contractors who are backed by national manufacturers like Owens Corning.

Aesthetics Add to the Curb Appeal

If embarking on a remodeling project, the roof can be that final puzzle piece in ensuring sure your home has maximum curb appeal from top to bottom. Considering the shingle color is important and should be able to fit in with today’s designs and those 10 years from now. While it may be hard to predict the design trends of the future, choosing a color and shingle design that is classic and understated can provide longevity to your home. Navy and heather gray, for example, are two shingle colors that have stood the test of time and fit into almost any home color palette.

Streamline the Selling Process

A pristine looking roof can give potential buyers the peace of mind that purchasing your home will not lead to more hidden costs down the road. Aside from visuals, a dilapidated roof can have real consequences on the home selling process. After all, the roof is one of the top priorities during an inspection and one that, if in need of repairs, can be a point of friction between buyers and sellers. While some homebuyers might be willing to overlook other problems within the home, a damaged roof can often times be a deal killer.

Therefore, work with a trusted contractor, who is qualified to spot potential problems that may scuttle a sale, prior to putting your home on the market.

While deciding to replace a roof before selling can seem like an unnecessary expense as you are looking to leave the home soon, it can not only can it increase the overall value of your home, but it would go a long way to instilling confidence in the buyer that your home is in great shape. To get the most accurate information on the state of your roof, reach out to trusted local contractor, such as one backed by a national manufacturer like Owens Corning, who can provide you with a thorough report and analysis of the current state of your roof.