First Impressions Mean Everything
There’s an old adage that says “First Impressions Mean Everything” and that especially rings true when talking about the outside of your house. No matter how beautiful or detail laden the interior of your home is, your exterior is the “First Impression” viewed by everyone. At Pratt & D’Angelo we create custom exteriors by taking into account subtle architectural details and drawing attention to them to make your home uniquely yours. Whether you are repainting the exterior of your home to protect your investment, getting ready to sell or make it uniquely yours there are a lot of factors that go into selecting the proper products and colors. The following is a sampling of items Pratt & D’Angelo takes into account when helping you pick the perfect color combination:
- Architecture - Are there architectural features worthy of highlighting through the use of color? These features may include window frames, shutters, corbel moldings, crown moldings, soffits, shake/shingle accents, recessed panels, etc.
- Orientation - Does your house front face north, south, east, or west? Orientation plays a vital role on lighting and shades of color to be used.
- Surface - Are we painting cedar shake, clapboard siding, stucco, brick, or a combination of all the above? Does the surface absorb or reflect color? Surfaces to be painted play a big role in the types of paint or stain to be used but also the colors.
- Existing Unpainted Surfaces - Does the house have accent masonry or partial stone or brick siding? What color is the roof? And how prominently visible is the roof from the street, back yard, etc? Existing roofing and masonry features/colors are often the first consideration when selecting an exterior color.
Of course, in addition to the above, our customer’s personal preferences play a vital role in picking the perfect exterior paint color. Taking all these factors into account to create an exterior uniquely yours is what sets Pratt & D’Angelo apart from all other painting contractors.