House Styles – Cape Code, Tudor, Victorian and More

When you have the chance to upgrade your home’s exterior, either by necessity or by choice, you will face the tough challenge of choosing a new style. While some house styles are very distinctive, others may be a blank palette that can adapt to any style by changing just a few design aspects. Emmons Roofing & Siding can handle exterior renovations on a variety of house styles.

Classic Homes

For those who like a uniform look and to fit in with a neighborhood where most homes are neutral, a classic style is best. The most classic and neutral look is black and white. This can be achieved by a neutral colored roof such as Owens Corning Estate Gray or Onyx Black shingles. These are shingle colors that suit any color home. They look great when paired with new crisp white vinyl siding. Black shutters complete this timeless and classical look.

Beach House

Inspiration for beach house styles can be found in your nearest shore town. Bold colors, white trim, and big contrasts are the staples to this style. These homes also frequently utilize the rugged and textured style of vinyl shake siding. These homes often have siding in deep blue, yellow, turquoise, or even pink colors. A color frequently seen on beach homes is Mastic Ovation and Hand Split Shake siding in the color Newport Bay.

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Farm House

For those who want their home to stand out, the typical farmhouse may be the perfect look. There are several shades of brick red that create a bold and daring image such as Mastic Ovation siding in the color Russet Red. These siding colors will look best with a neutral gray roof or a roof that incorporates a brick color. Owens Corning Colonial Slate shingles integrate gray and brick red granules to seamlessly create an exterior that will seem expertly coordinated.
Farm House

Modern Homes

To create a modern and stylish exterior, wood accents are a great option. Wood siding can be installed either horizontally or vertically. Neutral colored wood can be added to any home to transform the exterior and make the home seem more modern. This wood pairs well with dark contemporary siding like Mastic Board and Batten siding in the color Misty Shadow.
Modern Home

Cape Cod

Dormers on a Cape Cod add dimension and texture to the front of a home. Adding shake or scalloped siding helps draw attention to the aspect that defines the character of a Cape Cod style home. Due to the steep slope of the front of the home, it is important to make sure there is no discoloration or missing shingles. A great choice for accent on dormers is Mastic Cedar Discovery Half Round in the color white.
Cape Cod


Typical Tudor style homes have unique details that are inspired by a time when homes were hand crafted works of art. Many have brown accents that look best when paired with off white clapboard style siding. These trims tend to be the star of the show, so it is best to go with subdued roofing and siding to not draw focus away from them. A good option would be Owens Corning Driftwood shingles with Mastic Clapboard style siding in Almond.
Tudor Home


One of the most distinctive and eye catching house styles is the Victorian. These homes date back to the late 1800s. They stand out with bold turrets and wide trims. It is also very common to see scalloped siding on these homes. Upgraded roofing materials can be an option that seems more in touch with the original architecture. Owens Corning Berkshire shingles give the appearance of slate, but are made out of asphalt.
Victorian Home

If you’re located in the Greater Philadelphia Area, South Jersey, or at the Jersey Shore, contact Emmons today for a free quote. Contact Us