designing & building a house & a whole lot more
I stumbled on your site because we are also residing our home with barnwood and hardy board. Our barnwood is the same as yours, I live in Carbondale, CO and I think it was purchased in Montrose. Anyway, I am having a hard time deciding what color to paint the hardy board. I am leaning toward white because of the contrast with the barnwood, but wanted your opinion. Dark is beautiful too but wonder about how much heat it would absorb in the summer. Any thoughts?
Becky I am sos glad you stumbled upon our little project. We are so incredibly happy about the barnwood siding, and we have had many people driving by to find out where we purchased it! I am having trouble deciding on a color for the hardie board as well. I originally thought I wanted a very dark charcoal grey but I had the same thoughts about heat. Im from the East coast where it is not quite so sunny all the time but I am afraid out here in the sunny west the color would radiate huge amounts of heat, I picture all of the plants next to the house dead! I too have thought maybe white would be the right choice! I would love to see a photo of your project! And I will let you know what we decide on the color!
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Thanks for your reply Whitney! As soon as we are finished with the hardie board I will send you a photo. Your project is beautiful, what a great view!