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Color Combinations for Unusual Roof Colors

LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding offers popular siding colors in sets that complement brown roofs, as well as gray and black roofs. But what if your home has a more unusual roof color? Here are some modern design examples to give you some siding design ideas.

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Popular Siding Colors for Green Roofs

In the early to mid-1900s, a green roof was not unusual at all. Dark green roofs were common on house styles including bungalows, foursquares and cottages. Although they went out of style for several decades, many roof manufacturers have reintroduced the once-common green roof option, only this time in an architectural shingle. A green roof is surprisingly versatile and makes for a charming alternative to a neutral-colored one.

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Need modern design examples? A green roof works well with:

  • Brick colors like red or yellow
  • Trim colors that are whites and off-whites, such as LP SmartSide ExpertFinish trim in Snowscape White
  • LP lap siding that is white, gray-green, yellow or red, such as LP SmartSide ExpertFinish siding in Snowscape White, Marshland Moss, Shoreline Cream or Redwood Red
  • Wood-stained siding

Popular Siding Colors for Red Roofs

Red roofs are often seen in country or farm settings and are usually a metal standing seam option. Many metal roof and siding color combinations can look great on your home. Like green asphalt shingles, red asphalt shingles were once a popular choice for early 20th century homes. Terracotta tile roofs are common on southwestern-style homes, usually with a plaster house siding.

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A red roof works well with:

Multi-colored roofs are less common, but there are manufacturers that are creating multi-colored shingles that look similar to historic slate. The important thing is to repeat one or two of the colors in the roof somewhere else on the house's exterior. If there is green in the roof, repeat the green color on either the shutters or the front door to make the color scheme cohesive. You can try out these looks on the LP SmartSide Home Visualizer, here.

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Look for more blogs to learn how to work with stone and brick colors in your overall exterior color scheme. To learn about choosing color, check out our helpful guide here.

Note: All photos are for illustrative purposes only. Please refer regularly to lpcorp.com for correct and up-to-date product installation instructions. 

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New Year, New Siding: Choosing Siding That Lasts

It's a new year-and perhaps also time for new siding! The start of a new year always brings resolutions and goals, and when it comes to your home it's the perfect time for an exterior refresh. Whether your current exterior material is worn or you're just looking to try new siding trends, updating your siding can transform your home with a longer-lasting, premium aesthetic.

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How to Hang Items on Siding

As seasons change, you may find yourself wanting to add seasonal decor to your house. When considering mounting decorations or more functional assets such as lights to your home's exterior, you may be wondering how to hang items on siding. While LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding is engineered for longer-lasting durability, there are some key tips to keep in mind to protect your home's exterior when hanging items on engineered wood siding.

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Outdoor Holiday Decorating Ideas for 2021

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Choosing a Color Scheme For Your Home Exterior

If you have decided to tackle a re-side project, you will be faced with the choice of your home's exterior color. While durability, workability and efficiency are all critical benefits to you as a homeowner, the most outward facing choice you will make during your building project is the color. Choosing the right color for your home can seem like a big task and with color decisions to make beyond siding, like trim and other exterior accessories, it can be difficult to determine what you want. We've compiled a list of siding color ideas to help you find the color scheme that's right for you.