Home Siding Colors and Resale Value

Getting the Best Return on Your Siding Replacement

When you’re considering re-siding your home or building a new home, you want to make sure your investment is the best it can be.  As you make your siding choices, you’ll want to think about what color of home siding gives the best resale value. The colors you choose can make or break the return on investment you get from the re-siding and can even affect your home’s resale value.

Tips for Choosing Siding Colors for Resale Value

Because we never know when we may want or need to move to a new home, it’s important to consider the possibility of selling your home when you make home improvements.  Allied Construction and Restoration offers these tips on how to choose the best home siding color to maximize resale value:

  1. Style
  2. Surroundings
  3. HOA Requirements
hardiepanel in grey on home. Photo from Jameshardie.com
home with light taupe siding and wood privacy wall in front


You want to choose a siding color combination that will accentuate the unique features of your home. Colonial houses are historically featured in white. Victorian houses shine in vibrant hues. Bright-colored lake-side cottages invite a carefree lifestyle. Choose brown tones for a warm and inviting appeal.


You’ll want to choose colors that have a wide appeal yet that still convey your home’s uniqueness since color will make a significant impact on a potential buyer.


What color houses are around you? You want to choose a color that will stand out from the crowd. But you’ll also want to blend with the homes around you.


In a neighborhood featuring neutral colors, you don’t want to be the only red house on the block.


You want to choose a color that you love, and that friends and neighbors enjoy too. That way your home will shine. Afterall, nothing will decrease the curb appeal of your home, and make it difficult to sell, more than a bad color choice.

home with large windows and slate siding from siding and window remodel in Michigan with recommended James Hardie siding
hardieshingles in blue

HOA Requirements

Is your neighborhood governed by an HOA? Many HOA’s have restrictions on siding color. They may require color choices that compliment the surrounding homes. Often an HOA will require approval from their Architectural Control Committee before you make remodeling changes.


Be sure you know your HOA rules and regulations before you begin your residing project.

The Best Siding Colors for Resale Value

The best color to choose for the maximum resale value of your home is a neutral tone. Neutral colors will appeal to the majority of potential buyers. In addition, it will weather the current trends. So, whether you sell your home this year or 10 years from now, your neutral color will still be in style.  And James Hardie Lap Siding installed by Allied will still look new as well with its 30 year warranty!  And Hardie siding is easy to clean to keep it looking as new as the day it was installed.

Traditional white, brown tones and grays are all safe bets.

red shutters on neutral house provides a pop of color

Adding a Pop of Color Pop Your Siding

If you want to add a pop of color to a neutral home, add vibrantly colored shutters or front door. These can easily be repainted by a potential buyer at little cost.


Buyers are often hesitant to buy a home that requires putting additional money into a substantial project like residing an entire house on a newly purchased home.  However, they can easily envision adding their own sense of style with a new coat of paint on the shutters and doors.


Still not sure what color is best for you?  We have 5 tips to help you choose the best siding color for your home.

Call Allied for Your Siding Quote

Don’t underestimate curb appeal. Color makes a first impression on any potential buyer. And it makes a big impact on your home’s resale value. For best resale value, choose a color that you like and that passes the test with a couple of friends and neighbors. However, the bottom line is, choose a color that works best for you.  Whether you’re planning on staying a while or looking to sell, this is your home.

For more siding advice and to receive your free estimate for James Hardie siding, call Allied Construction and Restoration.  We specialize in home siding projects, deck construction and roofing.

Give us a call at 248-238-8132 for your FREE consultation. We’d love to work with you to bring your vision to life.


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