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What color Roofing & Siding?
« on: May 10, 2006, 01:54:00 pm »
I'm looking to reside & roof my house.  I can't stand the current color, but am not sure what to go to.  I want something that is going to stand out and fetch a good dollar on the market should I decide to sell in the near future.

I am on the top of a large hill, so the house stands out already.

There are a ton of earthy tone houses in the area with tans & browns.  I'm considering a white/black combo.  Any thoughts?

Additionally, if anyone knows of a reputable and reasonable contractor in the SE WI area, please let me know...



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Re: What color Roofing & Siding?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2006, 03:01:31 pm »
Jeff, email (tzracer@execpc.com) me your phone number. My wife used to work for a siding manufacturer. She can fill you in on the best type to buy and she knows many of the contractors. She can help you with colors. She currently works for a window/door wholesaler.

Better yet just call my house and leave a message
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Re: What color Roofing & Siding?
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2006, 03:12:47 pm »
Just dropped you a v/m with my #'s
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2006, 03:16:46 pm »
I would go with a Dark Charcoal, almost black roof. Here is a pic of the last house I built. Dark roof with sand color paint on Hardiplank siding.

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Re: What color Roofing & Siding?
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2006, 03:31:51 pm »
I spent a couple months doing roofing sales in New Orleans after Katrina and for you house I would say you want a high profile 30 year shingle at least with the pitch of the roof it will be very curb appealing pluus the added wind and hail protection.

Colors I have never been that great with but I like the Weathered Wood (gray)or Resawn (light brown) on most roofs black is too stark and white/silver looks like something out of a bad 50's eco model.
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Re: What color Roofing & Siding?
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2006, 08:15:00 pm »
I had you pegged for a "Honda red kind of roof" guy...
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Re: What color Roofing & Siding?
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2006, 08:27:37 pm »
hehe..  If it weren't for resale value, I'd have a woody put on the roof.
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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2006, 08:56:20 pm »
jeff -being a home improvement contractor specializin in  roof/siding/windows etc.(family buis. since 1957) i couldnt resist this one... black and white are the worst colors imo a mistake.  erics right get at least a 30 yr. "fake shake" or architech. shake. tamko or certainteed are a couple good ones, many others also. as far as siding get somthing w/ a lifetime fade warrenty for sure and at least .044" thick.many many good companies- norandex, amcraft/royal building products,mastic/alcoa are a few.many bad ones as well, i do not advise going to home depot/lowes/menards...they do not have the same quality products as your wholesaler/contractor. colors?...get yer wife/girlfriend some samples and let her have at it. just dont let her pick everything in the same colors, that looks a little plain too. good luck! (feel free to contact me with any product questions, ive worked w/ most over the years)  rob
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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2006, 09:06:28 pm »
...thats assuming you want vinyl... :-\
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Re: What color Roofing & Siding?
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2006, 10:42:43 pm »
Yes, I do want vinyl.  Funny, you echoed the exact comments made by Brian's wife who sold siding for 15 years!  Right down to the thickness & brands.
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« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2006, 01:43:59 pm »
  id be happy to bring you some samples to MAM if yer going????
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Re: What color Roofing & Siding?
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2006, 01:46:43 pm »
Yep, I'm going to MAM. 
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