Color doesn’t have to be complicated. If you’re working on a home renovation or looking for ideas for an upcoming exterior remodel, there are many interactive design tools that can help you create and customize your home’s exterior. Check out these tools that can be used as a siding color visualizer.
Ever wished you could find just that shade of sky, or fallen in love with the color of another home? Now there’s an innovative app to help you find the paint shades you love. The ColorSnap® Visualizer from Sherwin-Williams allows you to use your phone to match a photo to one of the 1,500 paint colors in the Sherwin Williams collection. Simply take a picture, tap anywhere on the photo and drag to find the matching Sherwin-Williams paint color. You can also save color selections, see coordinating and similar colors, create custom palettes, and share the results with your remodeler. The ColorSnap Visualizer is available for both iPhone and Android.
The ColorSmart by BEHR® mobile app is an easy and convenient way to find, coordinate and preview a BEHR paint color for all of your paint projects. To use it as an exterior house color visualizer, simply take a photo, then match the photo to a BEHR color with the in-app photo-match tool. You can review, match and coordinate colors “on the go,” as well as save colors, calculations and store locations. Projects can even be shared to a Facebook or Twitter account. ColorSmart by BEHR is available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
Let an LP® BuildSmart™ Preferred Contractor help you with all of your siding needs. Bring your selections from an exterior house color visualizer, and your contractor can assist you with finding the right siding profile from LP’s innovative line of engineered wood siding products. If you simply need a paint touch-up, your Preferred Contractor can help match your existing siding color. Find a remodeler in your area.
When considering an exterior remodel, homeowners can often be intimidated by the layers of planning and countless decisions to be made…from choosing the right remodeler to selecting lasting materials to picking out a paint color. With a large investment, it’s vital for homeowners to put in the time to ensure they are making the right choices throughout the planning process to achieve their desired result.Continue Reading
While it’s perfectly alright for a jazz musician to improvise, that approach doesn’t always work as well in homebuilding. Architects, specifiers, engineers and product reps spend many hours collaboratively choosing the right materials for each job – and an abrupt substitution to save a few dollars can ironically be very costly in terms of callbacks, design underperformance and even code violations. “Ideally, all parties involved – the architect, builder and developer – have reviewed the spec before it’s final and have agreed on all the products being used,” says Karen Alves, LP Brand Marketing Associate. “That’s because finding an ‘equivalent’ for siding or fire-rated sheathing involves not just the substrate but the codes that the product meets as well.”
Siding installers use many different brands of circular saws, but their preferred saw may not be as important as the siding material they are cutting with it. Some builders can sometimes be a bit removed from the importance placed on saw choice and would probably rely on their subcontractors choice, like Brent Taylor. “I don’t have much of an opinion on that because I use subcontracted labor,” says Brent Taylor, owner of O.C. Taylor in Raleigh, North Carolina, who was featured in an episode of Designing Spaces on Lifetime Network renovating a century-old house using LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding.