How to Choose Black Siding
If you want to paint your siding a dark color, you have to select the material carefully
There’s a lot to consider when choosing siding. If you were making your decision purely based on looks, you might choose something like Cedar shakes, or board-and-batten siding, which add a particular style to a house. If you were looking for durability, you may go with a new, engineered product like fly ash siding. If cost was the main consideration, you’d probably choose vinyl siding. Many factory-made sidings also come with a durable factory finish. If you plan to paint your siding, you have another consideration for what material to use, color.
Design trends for siding seem to be steering away from muted, neutral colors into either pure white or rich, saturated and dark tones—including pure black. Bold cladding choices can make the architecture appear more dramatic, but there are some things to be aware of if you’re considering dark (or black) siding.
Dark colors gather…