How Your Siding Material & Siding Color Impact Your Home’s Resale Value

September 2, 2020 By

Suburban home with multiple types of exterior siding.

If you’re planning to sell your home, curb appeal is the most effective way to leave buyers with a great first (and last) impression of your home. Both the color and material of your siding play a big role in making that great first impression, so you should take care when choosing either.

If you’d like to learn more about how siding color and material affect your home’s value, call Potomac View Energy today at 410-795-3110 or contact us via our website – our team of experienced siding experts is ready to help.

How Does Siding Color Affect Your Home’s Resale Value?

The color you choose for your siding should match the architectural style of your home, as well as the overall aesthetic of your neighborhood. If you live in a neighborhood with a homeowners association, keep HOA restrictions in mind when selecting your color. These siding colors tend to improve both curb appeal and resale value:

  • Light brown shades: Dark browns aren’t a good choice, but shades of beige or taupe offer excellent results.
  • Light colored neutrals: A stark white house doesn’t appeal to everyone, but light neutrals are versatile enough to pair with a variety of trim and accent colors.
  • Shades of gray: Gray siding tends to be universally appealing and works with almost any home’s architectural style.
  • Certain blue hues: If you decide on blue for your siding, pick a deep or light shade – bright blue is not a recommended siding color.

Siding Material’s Impact on Home Value

Vinyl siding is the easiest to maintain of the siding products available today and requires no more than an occasional cleaning to keep up a crisp and tidy appearance. Potomac View Energy offers insulated siding and non-insulated siding. Insulated siding provides increased energy efficiency, which can help offset the higher initial cost through savings on utility bills over time, improving the value of your home in the eyes of energy-conscious buyers. The foam used in insulated siding also helps to protect it from damage and provides increased support.

This additional support allows insulated siding to be manufactured in darker colors and wider, flatter profiles that aren’t possible in traditional vinyl siding. The added support also allows for finishes that more closely resemble natural wood, which increases your home’s value. Studies show that no matter what type of siding material you choose, you can expect to recoup approximately 75% of your costs, which makes new siding a great way to invest in your home’s appearance.

Why Choose Potomac View Energy?

Let Potomac View Energy help you increase the resale value of your home with their affordable pricing and free in-home consultations to ensure you select the best siding color and material to improve your curb appeal. Each project we complete is assigned its own individual customer service rep who will work directly with you throughout the entirety your project to ensure personalized service. Our friendly, respectable contractors always treat your home with the utmost care to ensure you’re thrilled with the results. Check out the reviews from our many satisfied customers to learn more.


Ready to improve your home’s curb appeal and resale value with new siding? Call us today at 410-795-3110 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.