Framing Your Home With Dark Fascia
Choosing the right exterior paint colors for your home is one of the most challenging home exterior design decisions a homeowner has to make. Most of us aren’t design experts, so settling on a new siding color for a new build or replacement siding can be a difficult decision.
With a little research and consideration, your decision can be informed by much more than whether a siding shade clashes with your roof. At Budget Exteriors in Minnesota, our soffit and fascia contractors can install trim that elevates your home’s curb appeal.
One of the most stunning home exterior trim designs right now is the dark accent look. We’re breaking down everything you need to know about framing your home with dark soffit and fascia below. To schedule your fascia and soffit replacement home exterior updates, contact us today!
Understanding Trim and Accents
Most homes underutilize their siding trim and home exterior details because homeowners don’t understand how to apply the principles of design to their soffit and fascia. If you’re unclear on what these features are, here’s a quick and easy breakdown:
● Fascia: Fascia is the trim that’s installed right below your roofline to cover the soffit and complete the look of your roof.
● Soffit: Located under the eaves (roof overhang), soffit gives your roof a finished appearance.
● Siding: The primary covering of a home’s exterior.
Soffit and Fascia Replacement
Even when a home’s siding is in good condition, its soffit and fascia can need replacement sooner if they become water damaged due to poor gutter maintenance. If your soffit and fascia need to be replaced, replacing them with darker siding can give your curb appeal boost by creating a more defined look.
Conventional wisdom dictated that fascia color should remain the same color as the primary siding. However, with the rise of the modern farmhouse look, dark soffit and fascia have become more common. These days, this versatile look is cropping up on all sorts of architectural styles from Craftsman bungalows to contemporary designs. Exterior remodeling pros value the versatility and interest the contrasting trim yields.
Designers and homeowners are also using soffit and fascia to play with multiple accent colors on a home. They’re using a primary siding color, a secondary trim color for the main trim, and a tertiary trim color for features like the entry door, shutters, and soffit. For a more unique and nontraditional look, some homeowners are even adding a fourth accent color to frame windows and railings.
The beauty of these details is that they’re a cost-effective way to makeover your curb appeal without investing in completely new siding. And if you decide to change the look again down the road, it’s easy to do.
Contact Your Trusted Minnesota Soffit Fascia Contractors
Whether you’re getting ready to list your home on the market, Budget Exteriors can help. Give us a call to connect with our Budget Exteriors vinyl siding installers at 952.887.1613 or contact us online and get your free quote today.