Updating Your Home’s Exterior: Siding Trends for 2024

2024 Has Exciting New Siding Options

  • Modern Siding Design w/ Hardieplank, Cedar/Hardwoods & Cultured Stone
  • Design Matters, Make Sure Your Contractor Offers Design Services Such as HOVER, and Photo Realistic Renderings
  • Color Selection Affects The Entire Look And Feel of the Exterior Design, GET IT RIGHT
  • Mix And Match Siding & Trim Types For Maximum Affect
  • Use Accent Walls & Colors Sparingly to Make Them More Effective

Table of Contents

  • 12 New Trends in House Siding
  • Find the Siding Trend That’s Right for You With Lifetime Remodeling Systems 

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12 New Trends in House Siding

Embracing the ever-evolving landscape of architectural design, 2024 heralds a dynamic era for house siding, where creativity meets functionality and sustainability. 

From striking color choices to cutting-edge materials, these trends redefine the very essence of curb appeal, offering homeowners an array of options to infuse character, sophistication, and eco-consciousness into their living spaces. Join us on a journey through the diverse and inspiring world of house siding, where tradition meets innovation, and each trend tells a unique story of style and functionality

Read on for twelve innovative approaches shaping the exteriors of homes in 2024. 

New Siding Trends: Material

Hardieplank Siding | Modern Exterior

#1: HardiePlank®

Fiber cement continues to be a prominent siding choice in 2024 for homeowners seeking a durable, low-maintenance, and aesthetically versatile exterior solution. 

Composed of a blend of cement, sand, and cellulose fibers, this siding material offers a range of benefits that contribute to its popularity, such as:

  • Versatility
  • Durability
  • Weather resistance
  • Low maintenance
  • Energy efficiency; and 
  • Design flexibility

When it comes to fiber cement siding, Hardieplank does it best — and the numbers prove it. According to a 2018 Statista report, Hardieplank was the top fiber cement siding brand used by construction companies in the U.S. with approximately 71% of the market share. 

This is in part because Hardieplank fiber cement has properties which are unique to the company. For example, Hardie siding offers superior fire protection — meaning it won’t ignite when exposed to flame. 

It is also specifically engineered to hold up according to your specific climate. If you live in an area with bitter cold, harsh heat, heavy rain, or snow, you can feel confident knowing that your home’s exterior will withstand whatever is thrown at it for years to come. 

All home exterior materials begin to show signs of wear and tear eventually, but Hardie board makes repair and maintenance easy for any homeowner. 

#2: Cedar Siding

Cedar Siding | Warmth & Beauty

Real Cedar siding is a premium material that rises above the competition because of its design flexibility, durability, ease of maintenance, and natural beauty versus other wood siding types.

Cedar siding comes in a variety of design styles, such as:

Lap & Bevel – This classic siding pattern is a widely used style due to its timeless beauty. It provides flexible design options based on the finish you select and is highly customizable, coming in clear or knotty grades with a variety of stain options to enhance the wood’s natural beauty.

Tongue & Groove – This versatile siding can be used both indoors and on your home’s exterior. You can also install it either with the rough or smooth side out to change up your look. Tongue and groove siding can be installed horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.

Cedar Shakes – This siding type offers dimension and warmth. The natural color is beautiful, but cedar shakes can also be painted or stained to create a custom look. They can be applied to curved walls as well.

Since Western Red Cedar doesn’t contain any pitch/resin, it accepts oils, stains, and finishes very well. That means the sky’s the limit when it comes to your color and style options. 

You can also get cedar siding with rough or smooth surfaces, which can add to the overall look depending on if you’re going for rustic charm, sleek and contemporary, or somewhere in between.

#3: Cultured Stone

Cultured stone siding, a popular choice in 2024, combines the timeless appeal of natural stone with modern manufacturing techniques, offering a versatile and eco-friendly alternative for home exteriors. Crafted from lightweight aggregate materials, such as concrete, and molded to replicate the look of natural stone, cultured stone siding provides several compelling advantages, including: 

  • Durability
  • Eco-friendliness
  • Design aesthetic

New Siding Trends: Color

A recent survey found that off white/cream was the most popular color choice among homeowners looking to refresh their exterior in 2024. Other popular options included:

  • Light gray
  • White
  • Light brown
  • Medium blue

It would seem as though homeowners value timelessness over other factors when it comes to choosing the color of their new siding exterior.

Whether you’re looking for a classic, bold, or modern look, there are ways to give your home a timeless value while still giving it your unique flair. Here are just a few ways to spice up your home’s new siding color in 2024.

#4: Dark and Bold Colors

Deep charcoals, rich navies, and profound blacks are gaining popularity as homeowners seek to infuse a sense of drama and sophistication into their exteriors. These dark hues not only make a bold statement but also provide a striking contrast against landscaping elements.

#5: High Contrast Colors

Embracing the power of contrast, homeowners are opting for combinations that play with light and dark tones. This trend involves pairing light-colored siding with dark accents or vice versa, creating a dynamic visual impact that highlights architectural details.

#6: Monochromatic Colors

Simplistic elegance is achieved through the use of monochromatic color schemes. Shades of a single color, ranging from light to dark, create a cohesive and modern look. This trend emphasizes clean lines and a contemporary aesthetic, allowing architectural features to stand out.

New Siding Trends: Accents

Adding accents by utilizing a material change (cedar accents if using Hardieplank for example) is a great way to put your exterior design into overdrive. See some accent examples below to supercharge your next exterior remodeling project!

#7: Wood

The timeless warmth of wood is making a resurgence in siding trends. Incorporating wooden accents, such as decorative panels or trim, adds a touch of natural elegance. Whether cedar, or a Hardwood like Meranti using hard and soft woods to add accent walls, porch ceiling etc... is a great way to spice up your exterior design.

#8: Vertical Elements or Paneling

Departing from traditional horizontal siding, the use of vertical elements or panel such as Hardie Architectural Panel is gaining momentum. Vertical siding or paneling contributes to a fresh and contemporary look, emphasizing clean lines and adding a sense of height to your home. This trend not only enhances curb appeal but also offers a unique twist on conventional exterior design.

#9: Dark Accents

Complementing the popularity of dark and bold colors, incorporating dark accents into your siding design is a trend that adds depth and contrast. Whether it's through trim, shutters, or architectural features, dark accents create a striking visual effect against lighter siding, contributing to a modern and sophisticated exterior.

Other New Siding Trends

#10: Eco-Friendly Choices

Each year, more and more homeowners implement sustainable design choices into their homes. In 2024, the emphasis on eco-friendly options has never been so prevalent. 

The overall eco-friendliness of a material may depend on a variety of factors, including its recyclability, durability, and energy efficiency.

#11: Mix & Match Textures

Incorporating textured details, such as shingles or decorative panels, can break up large expanses and infuse character into your home. The key is to strike a balance that feels intentional and cohesive, ensuring that each texture complements the others while contributing to the overall design narrative.

By embracing the mix-and-match approach to textures, you not only stay on the cutting edge of exterior design trends but also infuse your home with a distinctive personality that reflects your unique style.

#12: Visualization Tools -HOVER

HOVER DIGITAL DESIGN

Digital Renderings Make The Difference

One of the trickiest parts of remodeling is finding the perfect design to fit your home. That’s why many contractors use visualization tools to help clients see the intended results before the project even begins. 

HOVER For Exterior Design
At Lifetime Remodeling Systems, we utilize HOVER to aid our clients with their exterior design options. 

This service provides photorealistic renderings of the before and after design prior to construction. HOVER provides a full 3D model of our clients’ homes, giving us access to accurate measurements of all the home's components. It also gives the ability to create 2D and 3D exterior renderings to aid our clients throughout the exterior design process. 

Our Project Consultants will work with you throughout the design process, ensuring that you get the updated look that your home deserves.

Find the Siding Trend That’s Best for Your Home With Lifetime Remodeling Systems  

Whether you have the perfect vision for your dream remodel or need some help deciding on the perfect new look, Lifetime Remodeling Systems can guide you through every step of the process. 

Lifetime Remodeling Systems is Portland's premier siding installation and exterior design company. Our team has decades of award-winning experience, Elite Preferred contractor status, and top-notch design services, which ensure that you’ll have exactly what you envisioned when the job is done.

With top-quality materials, innovative designs, and reliable service, we transform homes with stunning and long-lasting results. Through our HOVER technology, our clients know what their build will look like before construction begins. 

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