How Siding Colors Enhance the Design Features of Your Home


The use of color as a design tool is very important when it comes to curb appeal. Using siding on the exterior of a home can add color and texture, enhancing the overall appeal of a house. Your home’s siding will act as the foundation of your color scheme.

When you match a great siding color with the just-right color of trim, it elevates your home’s aesthetic from ordinary to extraordinary. With so many colors of siding and trim on the market, the possibilities are endless. You can also draw attention to focal points or design details by adding accent colors on shutters, soffits, the front door - or even with the furnishings and planters that you select.

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Tips for Choosing Siding Colors for Your Home

  • Use a lighter trim color to draw attention to the trim

  • Use a soft contrast between body and trim colors to make your home appear larger

  • Use deeper body colors for a warm, cozy feeling

  • Look for colors that align with your neighborhood or environment

  • Use a third color for special details that you want to highlight

  • Switch up body colors in horizontal bands, not vertical stripes



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White is a neutral color — it’s neither warm nor cool. A white house paired with tan exterior trim, however, has an instant and cozy warmth. Any siding color gets a boost from the brightness of white trim—including white siding. White siding with white trim unifies a home’s various accents, giving even traditional and vintage homes a modern feel.

Great for: All Styles of Homes



A blue house with white trim is an American classic. Whether your blue siding is as dark as evening or light as mist, you cannot go wrong with white trim to match. Blue house siding with gray trim gives familiar home styles an updated twist.

Great for: Colonials, Cape Cods

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Gray siding has grown in popularity, in part because it makes a bold visual statement. Lighten up the look with a crisp white trim.

Great for: American Foursquares, Ranch Homes



Beige and tan are both brown tones, which are made by mixing white into brown. As a pair, tan house siding and beige exterior trim give a home an earthy vibe. On historic home styles like Craftsman or Bungalow, beige siding with beige trim has a surprisingly contemporary impact. The beige-on-beige exterior color palette softens accents so that they blend in, rather than stand out.

Great for: Craftsman and Bungalows



Using a bold, deeper color such as red siding or green siding is an excellent way to express the best features of your home. A house can sometimes appear smaller with strong contrasts in colors (using light and dark colors together), but contrast is not always a bad thing and can actually enhance design. If you like deeper colors and don’t want your house to look smaller, try a mid-tone trim color instead of white. This will make the main color look brighter. For example: A beige exterior trim color brightens and brings warmth to red siding.

Great for: Modern Homes, Victorians

Explore Your Color Options with Carp’s Custom Design Tool

Carp’s custom design tool lets you explore exterior color palettes on different home styles to select your perfect siding and trim color combination.

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Experiment with color options for James Hardie siding and trim, as well as colors for shutters, windows, soffits and beams, roof and more. The possibilities for exterior home colors may seem endless, but Carp’s James Hardie siding experts can help you choose a color scheme that you’ll love for years to come.

Omaha’s Elite Preferred James Hardie Siding Installers

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When you replace your home’s siding with America’s top fiber cement siding installed by Carp’s Complete Exteriors, it means less maintenance and more beauty for years to come.

James Hardie® fiber cement siding with ColorPlus® Technology combines distinct beauty and high performance. It’s the easiest way to choose a gorgeous color for your house, and feel confident in its staying power.

Contact Carp’s to explore the performance and durability of James Hardie products, and discover the design options for your project.

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Your Complete Low-Maintenance Solution: Energy-Efficient James Hardie Siding from Carp’s

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Spend time this summer doing the things you enjoy! Take maintaining your home’s siding off the list. Carp’s Complete Exteriors is an Elite Preferred James Hardie Siding Installer in Omaha, Nebraska. We give customers the complete, energy-efficient, low-maintenance solution you’ve been looking for!

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Transform Your Home with Energy Efficient Fiber Cement Siding

Beautiful, durable James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding with industry-leading foam insulation is one of the best options for improving the energy efficiency of your home.

Energy-efficient home design has become increasingly important for lowering utility costs and increasing comfort. Carp’s experts can help you substantially reduce your home’s heating and cooling bills by installing James Hardie’s specially-formulated products with correct insulation and air sealing methods.

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Did you know? Heating and cooling account for 50 to 70% of the energy used in the average American home, according to the Department of Energy.

Inadequate insulation and air leakage are the leading causes of energy waste in most homes. James Hardie® siding with HardieWrap® weather barrier and rigid foam insulation are more effective at reducing heat loss than traditional sheathing and insulation. The benefits include:

  • Increased thermal performance
  • Higher overall siding performance
  • Air infiltration reduction
  • Strength and durability, backed by the industry’s best warranties
  • Comfort, value and peace of mind
  • Significant decreases in energy costs

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James Hardie Fiber Cement Offers Added Protection from the Elements

Pest Protection
Woodpeckers, termites and other pests are more than just a nuisance – they can cause serious damage to your home. If you have frequent issues with pests, you may want to consider replacing your siding with a material that offers little appeal to critters, such as James Hardie fiber cement siding.

Flame Resistance
James Hardie Siding is non-combustible and approved for fire-rated construction. Wood siding offers little to no protection during a fire, and vinyl siding will melt or burn when exposed to heat or flame. Because James Hardie products are non-combustible, many insurance companies offer a discount. We recommend sharing fiber-cement siding's fire-resistance qualities with your insurance carrier.

James Hardie Siding Stands Up to Summer Heat

James Hardie’s factory applied, baked on finish provides up to 30% better fade resistance than competitive products. Vinyl siding color is susceptible to fading, and can be difficult to match when repairs are necessary.

Designed for our harsh midwest climate, James Hardie siding also resists buckling, sagging, warping and cracking, compared to vinyl siding.

Replacing your siding with a more resilient material that has a durable finish, like James Hardie’s siding with ColorPlus® Technology, gives your home long-lasting beauty that outperforms all other siding products. Explore the performance and durability of James Hardie products, and discover the design options and color choices for your project.

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Important COVID-19 Updates

Hello Carp’s Clients,

In an effort to keep Carp’s Exteriors Clients informed, we wanted to share the following updates:

Carp’s Exteriors is doing everything we can to slow the spread of COVID-19. Our priority is keeping our clients, employees and communities safe. It seems every day the local current events of the COVID-19 virus are changing. In an effort to stay up to date, Carp’s are closely examining information from the CDC, the State of Nebraska, City of Omaha and all governmental authorities. In an effort to act on what we believe is currently the best information possible, we are making adaptations to assist our business in operating within the everchanging environment.

At the moment we believe it’s in our associates and client’s best interests that we remain open with some changes to how are currently conducting our business.

In an effort to adapt, we have:

1. Asked any staff and partnered subcontracting groups experiencing illness or symptoms to stay home and/or seek medical care.

2. We are instituting a no-handshake policy currently, to help limit potential spread.

3. We have instituted enhanced cleaning protocols at our facilities, including wiping down surfaces with appropriate cleaning products multiple times per day.

To our customers, we ask that:

1. If any of our customers have an appointment scheduled or have flu-like symptoms, have recently been exposed to the COVID-19, or would prefer not to be present at our visit, we are offering alternative onsite options. If appointments are still needed, we are offering computer estimates and design options via computer and/or smart phone devices.

2. If face-to-face meetings are still requested, we are going to keep a safe 6-foot distance to honor the social distancing policy that is currently being implemented and followed by our government authorities.

3. If there is a reason that a customer would like to come to our facility, we ask that only one customer enter at a time.

4. Please understand that service may be a little slower during this time, but know that we are doing all in our power to continue service while keeping everyone as safe as possible.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this challenging and ever-changing time. If an appointment needs to be canceled or postponed, we will do our best to reschedule in a timely manner. Ultimately our goal is to ensure the health of our clients, staff and subcontractor groups so that we may continue to provide exceptional support in the Metro Omaha and Council Bluffs area.

We appreciate your understanding!
Kory Zuckweiler
Office Manager

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Your Home’s Best Protection from Storm Damage:

Call Carp’s for a Roof Installation with Malarkey Impact-Resistant Shingles

Spring in Omaha, Nebraska can bring many surprise weather events, including hail storms, driving rain and damaging winds. Because your roof is the primary protection for your home, it’s important to watch for signs of roof and shingle damage. Over time, missing or cracked shingles, hail damage from storms, or heavy winds can jeopardize the integrity of your roof, and even cause a dangerous situation if left unattended.

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What is a Hail-Resistant Shingle?

Impacts to a roof from extreme weather can reduce the life of a shingle and lead to water damage. Class 4 shingles are hail resistant shingles that have undergone simulation testing. They are designed to withstand impacts from 2" hailstones hitting a roof at speeds seen in severe storms without sustaining damage.

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Class 4 Impact-Resistant Shingles Offer the Highest-Rated Protection Available

Malarkey offers the Legacy® line of architectural shingles engineered with sustainable NEX® Polymer-modified asphalt technology. This advanced formulation promotes superior granule adhesion and extreme weather protection, with industry-leading Class 4 impact resistance.

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NEX® Polymer Modified Asphalt

For over 30 years, Malarkey has engineered and manufactured a specially formulated blend of polymers and raw asphalt to produce a resilient, polymer-modified asphalt. Malarkey uses polymers from repurposed materials to produce sustainable roofing products while maintaining the highest quality. This progressive approach improves asphalt flexibility, granule adhesion, cold weather installation, and impact resistance, while promoting sustainable product design.

Sustainable, Eco-Friendly Roofing Products from Carp’s

Malarkey Roofing Products are made with upcycled materials like recycled rubber and plastics. Using these materials results in a more sustainable, higher-quality product with improved shingle strength and longevity. Malarkey shingles are also fire resistant, and available in a variety of roof-cooling colors for greater energy efficiency.


Complete the Look with Virtually Hail-Proof Exterior Siding from James Hardie

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Carp’s Complete Exteriors is Omaha’s Preferred Remodeler for James Hardie siding installation. Unlike vinyl and wood based siding products that can rot, curl, warp, or split, James Hardie siding products are designed to resist the harshest weather conditions. The innovative fiber cement design prolongs the life of the siding, and makes it durable, fire resistant, pest resistant and virtually hail-proof. You will have peace of mind knowing your home is fully protected in any storm.

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Let’s Make Your Home the Talk of the Block!

Carp’s professionals can make your dream a reality. We offer customers in the Omaha, Nebraska area peace of mind by adding long-lasting beauty, value and durability to any home exterior. Our specially-trained crews are committed to the highest standards in design, product selection and installation practices.

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Three Ways Marvin Windows Increase Your Home’s Energy Efficiency, Function and Beauty

Carp’s Complete Exteriors - Omaha’s First Marvin-Authorized Window Replacement Contractor - will help you achieve the lasting style and efficiency you want from your window investment.

Not only do new windows make your home more beautiful with less maintenance, but they can also lower energy bills and reduce wear and tear on your heating and cooling system. Windows are a structural component of your house, and are an important factor in making sure your home stays sound for years to come.

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Three ways Marvin Windows from Carp’s will help you achieve your goals

With Marvin’s trusted warranties and Carp’s satisfaction guarantee, you can rest assured you’ll love your windows for years to come.

Now booking for Spring 2020! Contact Carp’s for Marvin Window installation in Omaha, NE. We are the local experts for all your home exterior needs.

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Carp’s Installs Proven Products That Last.

Carp's is known as Omaha, Nebraska's Boutique Contractor. We match quality products with personalized design to give your home a fresh exterior look. Contact us to add low-maintenance beauty and value that will last for years to come. Our featured home improvement include: James Hardie Siding, Marvin Windows, Malarkey and CertainTeed Shingles, TimberTech Decks, Westbury Railings, Versetta Stone, LeaFree Gutter Systems, and others.

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