by admin | Dec 4, 2020 | Home exterior
Exterior contractors can give you advice on the materials that can make your home more beautiful and add to its value. But since this is your home, the final decision on everything that’s installed on it should belong to you. After all, not every homeowner’s personality and style are the same.
When it comes to matching siding and trim colors, choose what you like instead of simply following someone else’s suggestions. However, it’s a good idea to find out more about great combinations to make your choice easier. Here are some tips to get you started:
The style of your home has the biggest influence on your choice of colors. For a modern or contemporary style home, simplicity is the most prominent factor. This means your colors should be neutral and natural. For example, you could choose almond, khaki, white or pearl grey. For bolder hues, try coffee, brown and yellow.
Classic looks are a traditional-style home essential. Country red, khaki and almond are great together, and so are cactus, coffee and Acadia.
A coastal style home is a tribute to cottage living, so almond, maize and yellow are good. You can also go with a classier white, maize and granite.
For suburban-style homes, simplicity and geometry are the buzzwords. Pearl grey, granite and white are your best option, but you can also go with cedar, coffee and cactus combinations.
Make it more personal by going with unusual color combinations for your trim, window frames and siding. It might not be a safe choice, but if you’re daring, you’ll be glad you chose to be different. However, try to keep within a similar undertone. Your base color is the key to everything else. For example, red and white make a bold, striking combination that looks both attractive and daring. Khaki and yellow have a natural vibe when they’re together. There are plenty of combinations that you can use to separate your home from a boring backdrop.
Before deciding on a color combination, make sure to check out some swatches. It’s also a good idea to paint pieces of wood and look at them at different times of the day to give you a more solid idea. There are websites and apps with visualizers that allow you to pick colors or even upload pictures of your home so you can view them with the colors you’re planning to use. There’s no need to go blindly into this: color combinations work best when you review and study them several times before using them.
Stonebridge Roofing, Waterproofing and Exteriors can help you visualize the trim and siding combinations you want. We are professional roofers and home improvement experts. Get in touch with us today. Call us at (904) 262-6636, or fill out this form. (more…)
by admin | Feb 13, 2020 | Roofing, waterproofing and exteriors
The Craftsman-style home is still the most popular house style in the country. Although newer ones built today have more variations than their predecessors, it still evokes that atmosphere of American suburbia due to its simple yet charming aesthetics.
But what exactly makes a Craftsman style home tick? Stonebridge Roofing, Waterproofing and Exteriors, your roof repair and siding experts, shares the key features of the American Craftsman home.
1. Low-Pitched Roofs
Both classic and newer Craftsman-style homes boast low-pitched roofs, with the most common being the gable style. The house covering’s modest aesthetics is widely considered a hallmark of the 1890s ‘revolution’ against the ornate Victorian style that dominated the day. Compared to the latter, these low-pitched roofs have a simple and sleek design that (for many homeowners) is more welcoming than an intricate and often imposing-looking roof.
2. Charming Woodwork
Another defining trait of craftsman-style homes is the intricate woodwork that makes its exterior aesthetics. These range from handmade details and figures that serve as decor to the wooden covering that surrounds the house’s exterior.
Wooden cladding and siding today is a fairly rare thing since there are better materials for home exterior waterproofing. You can still achieve a classic Craftsman look with alternative materials like vinyl and engineered wood. The former can be manufactured to look just like wood without its weaknesses, while the latter is a more durable composite material that’s more resilient than simple wooden planks.
3. Windows with Eaves
Finally, Craftsman-style homes are well-known for their large windows with overhanging eaves. The most commonly used styles are double hung and casement, although newer ones tend to have varying styles in one home ranging from picture to both bay and bow windows. The key trait here are the eaves which is another defining feature that separates it from the old Victorian style model house.
At Stonebridge Roofing, Waterproofing and Exteriors, we are experts at home exterior renovations. Whether you need a new gable roof installed or are looking for an attractive but resilient siding for your Craftsman home, our state-certified construction professionals will make sure your project is done right every time.
Get in touch with us at (904) 262-6636 to learn more about our roofing, siding, and window services. We are roof repair experts serving homeowners throughout Jacksonville. (more…)
by admin | Jan 3, 2020 | Roofing, waterproofing and exteriors
Waterproofing is essential in both residential and commercial structures. It’s also one of the best things you can do to care for your home, especially if it has multiple levels. (more…)
by admin | Dec 5, 2019 | Roofing, waterproofing and exteriors
Painting your home is a good investment. It can freshen up your home’s exterior, make it more visually appealing, and it can also raise your home’s overall value. However, it’s a task that shouldn’t be done by the homeowners themselves. Instead, they should hire a house painter to get the job done and minimize mistakes. But there is a catch; you shouldn’t hire the first house painter you see. Instead, there are a few details you should look at when searching for contractors.
by admin | Nov 29, 2019 | Roofing, waterproofing and exteriors
There are only two things mold needs to grow and spread through your home: moisture and organic materials. Your house is made up of drywall, wood and other natural materials, making it susceptible to mold growth. Mold won’t only make your home unsightly, it can also trigger allergies and cause respiratory health issues. So, you must prevent mold growth.