home exterior styles

What's your home's architectural style?

When you’re choosing doors, windows, siding, stone, or roofing for your home, it’s important to select styles, designs, and colors that complement the architectural style of your house. Some home exterior styles are easy to identify, while others can be a little more challenging. Identifying your home’s style is the first step toward finding exterior products that amplify the unique characteristics of your home’s architecture. 

To help you determine your home’s style, we’ve compiled a collection of popular architectural styles found across the United States. Our Marketing Creative Team has paired each of these unique exterior house styles with several of ProVia’s most popular door, window, and glass options that will best complement your home. 

Explore popular home exterior styles

Architecture at a glance

Explore these house architectural styles to discover ProVia’s product recommendations for each unique style. The main image on each page also reveals a complete exterior color palette that coordinates one of the recommended door and window styles with siding, stone, and roofing. 


Cape Cod

  • 1 or 1 ½ story with dormer windows and a steep roofline
  • Clapboard siding
  • Practical and uncomplicated in design


  • Two story, salt-box style home
  • Symmetrical architecture
  • Double hung windows with grids
  • Steep, side-gabled roofs


  • Occasional wide, overhanging eaves
  • A covered front porch
  • Pillars lining the entry
  • Double hung windows


  • Primarily white, with contrasting shutters or window & door trim
  • Simple, practical architecture
  • Large, covered porch and metal roof


  • Clean lines and geometric shapes
  • Natural materials like wood, stone and exposed concrete
  • Flat or low-pitched gable or shed roof


  • Arched entryways or windows
  • Barrel tile roofs
  • Light-colored stucco walls
  • Woodgrain doors, typically in rich colors


  • Mix of half timbers, stucco, stone or brick with decorative entryways
  • Steep slate roof with dormers & gables
  • Tall, narrow, multi-paned windows


  • Asymmetrical design
  • Large wrap-around porches
  • Ornate decorative trim
  • Towers, turrets and dormers