Six examples of inspiring designs in exterior siding
Although it’s true that a building makes an impression with its interior, there’s no denying that it’s the siding that sets the tone for the building’s style and charm! Since summer often means renovations and changes, what types of materials and colors in exterior siding are currently in vogue?
While wood remains a classic, many appreciate it more when it’s mixed with other elements in inspiring, distinctive arrangements. However, you can rest assured that its durability and timeless character remain as popular as ever!
Wood: between mixtures and imitations
Wood undeniably remains a very popular and resilient siding material. For a more updated appearance, it is often combined with contemporary materials for a design that’s sometimes industrial, sometimes organic, but always refined.
The combination of wood and stone is a staple. Woodgrain—even in the form of imitation woodgrain aluminum siding—plays off the richness of the stone, resulting in a Scandinavian-inspired style that’s streamlined and elegant. The advantage of aluminum? Its durability, as well as its ease of maintenance when compared with natural wood.
To play on modernity without sacrificing warmth, architects tend to favor stone with a smooth structure, which in no way affects its chiseled appearance.
Curtain walls increasingly stand out from the pack. When combined with woodgrain, a curtain wall lends a surprisingly unique character to the façade of a building. The source of this unexpected success? The quality of the steel siding, resulting in sleek lines accentuated by horizontal grooves, beautifully mimicking the appearance of ceramic tile. Between its beauty, versatility and durability, it’s easy to understand why imitation wood finds such a formidable ally in this texture.
Colored aluminum also plays its part, resulting in a design that’s more industrial but quite remarkable.
While it’s true that wood is still commonly used in siding, there’s a tendency to reserve it for accents or to replace it with materials that resemble it to the extent that they can easily be mistaken for it. Why? No one questions the durability of wood. But when it comes to maintenance, it’s a different story. Wood fiber, steel siding and especially aluminum planks are therefore ideal solutions for obtaining the look and durability of wood—not to mention the fact that they’re easy to install and maintain and they’re offered in huge number of variations.
What colors are popular for exterior siding?
Elegant white and crafted black are both bold but judicious choices. When combined with woodgrain, they produce a sublime result that creates a strong impact like no other.
Are you impressed by extremes? Then opt for a compromise with anthracite grey. The hue is bright enough to weather the elements but dark enough to create a sophisticated look. And regardless of your tastes, it’s a sure thing when combined with wood.
How do you achieve the right balance between style, resistance and ease of maintenance? By turning to the specialists at Promark who have revolutionized distinctive architecture with the use of rigid aluminum planks, available in a nearly infinite variety of colors in both solid and woodgrain finishes. Diversified, economical and personalized, this solution has it all. Whether you’re an owner, developer or architect, contact them to find your signature style.
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