I have a red brick house, with one dormer extension across the top of the front porch, makes the 2 bedroomslarger. This dormer is covered by white aluminum siding. My trim around all windows and porches on this house is white. Can I change the dormer siding to a new color (reddish, to match or accent the brick) without changing color of all trim on this house. Been looking around the neighborhood and can't find any examples. Please Help!!
I am color illiterate.
It will be worse if you try and match the brick because you will NEVER get the right color and it will stick out even worse then the white does.I would instead suggest you accent paint your front door instead. A nice sage green or some type of green family will cause the eye to see the front door..the welcome area and distract your from the dormer. If you want to change the dormer siding maybe try a grey...the same color as the mortar instead. This way is will be softly set into the background instead.
Cover brick molding with aluminum
I have heard there is a aluminum kit you can buy to cover brick molding. It is pre bent and mitered. I heard it was at home depot but they never heard of it. I would like to know where it is available. I have looked on internet with no luck.
I have never heard of a kit either. (not to say it doesn't exist) but.. have you ever used a metal break? It is a long tool for bending metal and can be rented at tool rental places. Buying aluminum flashing of adequate width, you can bend the flashing to whatever shape you need to cover the molding. This is what I do when making the aluminum trim to cover the wood trim when siding a house, and I imagine it would work for you too.
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