Vinyl Siding Colors
Often homeowners are interested in what vinyl siding colors are available because when making a change that may last for the lifetime of the home, you'd like to make sure you have as many vinyl siding colors to choose from. It used to be that white was the king of the vinyl siding colors with a few wimpy pastels or off whites to round off the palette. Thankfully that has changed, and the homeowner now has literally dozens of vinyl siding colors to choose from. The reason there are so many white houses with vinyl siding is that early formulations with richer colors tended to fade. The vinyl siding manufacturers have changed both their formulations and manufacturing methods so that a typical product line can now contain up to 30 different vinyl siding colors, and there are many different manufacturers to choose from!
One item that is VERY important to consider when selecting your vinyl siding colors is the " band" that they fall into. Since most Massachusetts vinyl siding contractors are just busy twisting your arm instead of educating...we'll take a minute to help guide you on this important topic. Let's say you've interviewed a Boston vinyl siding contractor and they've left behind a sample chart for to you view. Assuming it's a complete list, the largest selection of vinyl siding colors will be the standard priced group ... it may be just labeled " colors ". Most of the samples of vinyl siding colors given out will ONLY include this group!! Why? Because the contractor is concerned with getting the job first and foremost, and his worst nightmare is that you choose a more expensive color and then he needs to come back to you for a price increase. Better for him to limit your choice than to gamble. But let's say you're an educated Boston vinyl siding consumer, and you insist on seeing the whole palette. The next group of vinyl siding colors may be labeled " Dark ", "Premium", "Choice" colors, or something similar that means the same thing. These will typically have a larger and more diverse set of darker pigment vinyl siding colors. There will typically be a third group of vinyl siding colors called "Premium", "Deluxe", "Solid" or "Blend". This group may include some dark reds, dark browns and some of the vinyl siding colors that in the past had created fading problems for the manufacturers. To fix the issue, these premium subgroups have different blends, UV coatings and formulations to allow the same long durability demanded of today's consumer. This durability with deep or dark vinyl siding colors comes with a price ( literally! ). While the cost of the labor, insurance, permit, and accessories ( link to accessories page ) stay the same, the cost of the vinyl siding can vary dramatically. In the boston vinyl siding job above with 3 groups of vinyl siding colors, the 2nd group would likely cost 50% more for the panels and the 3rd group may be 200% + more expensive than the first group of vinyl siding colors. We believe the choice should be put in the hands of the consumer ... hey if you want a dark red or deep brown house... it's your house, right? Just remember that even though it's not talked about often at estimate time, the groupings of vinyl siding colors chosen can have a significant impact upon the final vinyl siding installation price.