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“The color, the texture, the warmth — it’s exactly what we wanted. And the width is a real wow factor. I’ve had people running in the neighborhood who actually stop to admire it and ask what the product is.”
Jen and Eric Brummett had been thinking about re-siding their 1970s colonial in Columbus, Ohio since they moved in. The white aluminum siding with its flat surface, thin profile and obvious seams felt out of date, and it always seemed to look dingy. With two young children and a third on the way, the Brummetts planned to make this their forever family home, but to feel comfortable there long-term, they had to update the look.
Right: The Brummetts felt the siding and trim combination made such a dramatic statement that they decided not to add shutters.
“We’re proud of our neighborhood, and it was important to us to feel like a part of it,” Jen explains. With the arrival of COVID-19 and lockdowns across the country, people started looking at their homes with new eyes – inside and out. For someone already anxious to boost their curb appeal, this was the perfect opportunity. “As others started updating during the pandemic, we thought it was time for us too.”
The Brummetts’ goals were clear: a more modern looking wide plank profile, a warmer color, less obvious seams, and a more natural texture to fit in with their wooded surroundings. And of course, it had to be low maintenance.
“We have three kids and tons of other commitments. There’s no time for repainting. Low-maintenance was very high on our list.”
Ron Richardson, owner of Worthington Ohio’s Richardson Exteriors and 25-year veteran of the remodeling business, is familiar with that type of request. He works with many homeowners who are looking for that wide plank, natural wood look, but until now, the options he had to offer have been limited. They were either cost prohibitive, had a limited color palette, or required regular repainting.
It’s lighter weight and easier to work with than fiber cement. It never requires repainting. And its palette of 12 colors encompasses timeless and on-trend shades.
Left: A close-up view reveals the natural texture and clean look of end-to-end plank installation with no overlapping seams. That’s where EverPlank Luxury Vinyl Siding comes in.
As a remodeler, Ron is excited at the prospect of a wide profile product available in the Mastic® brand. “Mastic is my go-to. I’ve been selling it for 25 years. It looks really nice, and has an awesome range of colors. It’s the first thing I show, unless someone wants a different profile. EverPlank could change that.”
The Brummetts chose EverPlank luxury vinyl siding in Misty Shadow, a warm and welcoming shade of brown. The gables are accented with Mastic board and batten siding in the same shade, adding textural interest to the exterior. For the new trim, gutters and downspouts, they chose Sandtone rather than basic black or white. “I am over the moon with it!” Jen affirms, “The color, the texture, the warmth — it’s exactly what we wanted. And the width is a real wow factor. I’ve had people running in the neighborhood who actually stop to admire it and ask what the product is.”
Right: Board and batten siding on the gables, along with the contrasting trim and semicircular vents add visual interest and texture to the side of the home.
Installer Roddy Swingle feels an equal sense of pride. It took a little time to get the hang of installing the planks end-to-end, but the Ply Gem team was on site for training in the installation technique and the results were clearly worth it. “Every time I drive by it, I think ‘Man – that looks good!’”