Visualize the exterior of your home with different colors, siding, materials, windows, shingles, shutters, trim and more. These are some amazing free home exterior visualization software platforms where you can see what your home looks like with many different exterior design elements. It's fun too.
This is a super cool article because the software is so cool for any homeowner considering painting their home exterior or changing exterior material.
It’s hard to visualize a different color or material. That’s where these software options come in.
Most that we selected to include in this list was easy and fast to use. Check them out.
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1. Provia Visualizer
Provia is an easy-to-use home exterior visualizer. You can upload your own photo or use one of many photos provided by them.
You can customize the following:
2. Menards Design-It-Center
With the Menards Design-It-Center software, you can use one of many home exterior photos or upload your own.
This software offers more limitations with respect to what you can customize. Here’s what you can customize:
Alside’s exterior software functions much like Menards’ above. The main difference is that Alside provides its own siding materials. You can use the provided home images or upload your own.
Customization can be applied to:
- Exterior colors
- Roof shingles.
With DreamDesigner you can use one of their home photos or upload your own.
I found this particular software a bit clunky to use. It’s fast, but you have to make a lot of selections in order to apply changes. The plus side is this customizer offers quite a wide variety of customization options for most exterior features such as:
- Exterior color
- Exterior material
- Roof shingle
- Front door
5. CertaPro “My Paint Colors”
CertaPro also makes it possible to upload your own photo or play around designing with provided home exterior photos.
This visualizer is more limited than others listed here. It focuses on exterior material and colors only.
The plus side is you are given quite a few exterior material options including:
- Paint (tons of colors)
- Masonry (all types)
- Siding (all types)
- Basic wall (stucco – many colors).
6. Alure Home Designer
What I love about this designer is how simple and fast it is. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles, but you can quickly customize several of the main exterior features including:
- Siding vs. Stone
Boom, you’re done. It changes designs quickly.
7. Champion Windows Designer
With Champion’s home facade software to customize curb appeal of a home or your home, you can use a photo provided (quite a few to choose from) or upload your own.
Once the photo is loaded, you have a variety of exterior features to change on the left. Features you can change include:
- Front door
- Roof shingles
8. Window World Visualizer
Champion’s software designs or lets you visualize different windows, siding and front door. It’s very basic, but it is a window and siding company after all, so it focuses on those exterior features.
9. Hoffman Weber House Design Software
Okay, you have to give this software 30 to 60 seconds to load. Once loaded, it’s pretty cool because there are many home exterior features you can customize.
While you can’t upload your own photo, there are a good number of provided photos to choose from. You can customize the following:
- Roof shingles,
- Fascia and Soffit,
- Horizontal Trim,
- Vertical Trim,
- Window Trim,
- Door Trim,
- Garage Trim,
- Door, and
10. GAF Virtual Home Designer
GAF is a roofing company so it makes sense its design software focuses on roof options. However, you can also visualize exterior walls and the trim.
You can upload your own photo or use one provided.
One feature I particularly like is how it suggests complementary matches in the bottom right. That’s helpful when getting started.
To summarize, you can visualize the following:
- Roof shingles,
- Exterior walls,
11. Eldorado Stone
It’s straightforward. You can upload your photo or use their photos.
Select an area, then apply whatever stone siding you want to try.