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The Importance of Matching your Siding on a New Addition: TomKat's Story in Des Plaines, Illinois

If you're a homeowner, you know how vital the exterior of your property is. Your home's exterior is not just a representation of style but also a reflection of your family's safety and comfort. A new addition to your property is an exciting moment, but it can be stressful, especially when it comes to choosing siding that complements the existing material. Fortunately, TomKat offers you expert guidance through this home renovation journey. In this blog post, we'll take a close look at the TomKat story in Des Plaines, Illinois. We'll see why matching home siding is crucial for creating a cohesive and aesthetically pleasing final look. Please check out our YouTube video of the project below. It's Part1 of 2


A homeowner in Des Plaines, Illinois, added a new home extension that would match their existing home structure. During our initial consultation, we needed to match the existing siding color and texture. The existing siding was not too old so the homeowner did not just want to replace all the siding, soffit, fascia and gutters. It did not take us long to find the manufacturer of the already existing structure. The only issue was that we had to wait for the material since it was not in stock.


The homeowner was thrilled and once we secured the proper material, we went ahead with the installation. The TomKat team members always strive for the highest quality of workmanship, and we did all we could to ensure that every siding piece was placed perfectly and with care. We listened to the homeowner's request and were able to mimic the existing siding perfectly, even up to the smallest detail. We also had to blend as much as possible the new section with the old and not have the two be so noticeable.


During the project, we took a break and stopped by a local coffee shop, Brew Coffee by the Des Plaines train station, to buy some coffee and donuts for the workers. We love supporting local businesses, and we believe that it's an excellent way to thank the workers for their hard work and dedication.


Matching your home siding when adding a new construction is essential for creating that perfect home appearance. At TomKat, we always advise our clients about the importance of matching exterior siding color, texture, and style to the existing siding. The primary benefit of matching your siding is that it will enhance your home's curb appeal, making it look beautiful, well-maintained, and integrated.


When you don't match the siding, you run the risk of creating a disjointed look. This results in a lack of curb appeal, which can reduce the overall value of your home. When it comes to siding, homeowners must consider the texture, scale, and color changes. If you cannot match the existing material because it is discontinued or not available during the time it is needed you can use a complimentary color and style to make it seem as if it was planned. The structures design will play a role in that or you must simply redo the whole of the house to keep things uniform. Our team at TomKat is committed to helping our clients find the perfect match for their home and budget.


In summary, matching the siding of your home when you add an extension or renovation is key to creating an aesthetically pleasing final look. At TomKat, we work closely with our clients to ensure that the new construction matches the current siding. It's vital to note that when you don't match the siding, it can impact your home's curb appeal and overall property value, unless you do it tastefully. If you're in the market for siding replacement or renovations to your property, contact TomKat today for expert guidance and exceptional results.

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