Whether your garage is attached to the rest of your home, or it’s located elsewhere on your property, you want it to match the rest of your home to complete your curb appeal. Too often the garage gets overlooked, or taken care of after the rest of the property, simply because it’s not an area where people live, and therefore often thought of as not as important, or it may be overlooked simply because it gets less attention than the rest of the home does. One way to solve this problem once and for all, is to clad your garage in attractive, durable fiber cement siding.
Too often, the garage gets taken care of after the rest of the home’s exterior. It gets painted last, patched last, and resided last. And this means that until those tasks are done, the garage is only going to bring down the curb appeal and value of the rest of your property.
For this reason, it makes sense to choose a low-maintenance siding option for the garage. Fiber cement siding doesn’t peel, chip, dent, or crack, which makes it a much lower maintenance covering than wood, vinyl, or aluminum. It also doesn’t fade over time, so you never have to worry about scraping or repainting. Now your benign oversite of the garage won’t mean that it begins to look neglected over time.
In addition to being low maintenance, fiber cement is also an extremely durable material. Kids playing ball against the side of the garage are unlikely to dent it, while storms bringing hail and high winds won’t damage it. This means that what’s inside your garage is likely to stay just as well protected as well. Remember, siding does more than simply cover your home or building’s façade; it also helps to protect it from the elements.
High Curb Appeal
It’s important to your home’s curb appeal that the garage match the rest of your home’s appearance whether it’s attached to the rest of the building or not. And with so many different options for paint and stain colors, as well as trim and siding style, you’ll have no trouble covering your garage in a way that perfectly matches and complements the rest of your home – even if your home is clad in another material entirely.
When your garage is attached to the rest of your home, subtly show it off by switching the style of the siding from the main building to the garage. Move from horizontal lap siding to board and batten siding, or accent the roofline of your garage with decorative shingles.
And if your garage is separate from the rest of the building, you can still pick up architectural cues from the main house. For example, if your contemporary brick home has a separate, wood garage, switch to fiber cement in oversized architectural panels to match the overall style of the home. Of, if your home is clad in traditional lap siding, simply match the exact size, color, and style of the siding to make your garage look more as if it’s a part of the property, rather than an out building that’s been forgotten about. You can even choose a subtly different, yet complementary color or style for your garage to enhance the curb appeal at the same time.
With garage doors, windows, soffits, breezeways, and other features, garages often have more going on than most people realize. That’s why fiber cement makes such a nice choice to cover them with; you can trim out all of these areas separately, giving the garage a finished appearance that enhances its exterior. You can use the same trim on the rest of the house as well to create a cohesive look throughout the property that really brings everything together.
Whatever shape and size your garage is, it’s easy to follow all of its features. If your garage has a loft or space above it, you can also highlight this with the use of trim and cedar-look shingles to further enhance your curb appeal and make the garage more than simply an outbuilding where your store your car when it’s not in use.
Clad Your Garage in Style
It’s time to stop letting your garage become the afterthought of the rest of your property. As curb appeal continues to become more important to your home’s value, and more people begin to view the garage as an area with a lot of value all its own, it becomes even more important to ensure that the garage’s exterior is in the best shape possible. Make the switch to covering your garage in fiber cement siding. Whether you simply treat your garage as an extension of the rest of the home or as a separate building, making the switch is sure to give you the results you’re after.