Hi, we had to add a second story to our home to accommodate our growing family. The house has gone from character home to modern. Main floor windows are being updated as part of this renovation. Roof will be metal. Current thinking is vertical galvalume metal on the portion that sticks out in front. Was thinking large fiber-cement panels on the main portion, but contractor seems to be trying to talk us out of it due to budget. Stucco is cheap where we are, so are leaning that way but afraid it will be too plain for such a large area. Spacers perhaps? And colour?