Maintenance3 min

3 Factors to Consider When Shopping Siding

When you’re ready to re-side your home, there are many factors to consider when selecting siding—from both a durability and aesthetic standpoint. With the level of investment that goes into upgrading your home’s siding, we’ve outlined three key product attributes to look for. 

Siding Warranty: To ensure your investment is protected for the long term, look for a comprehensive, flexible warranty that covers labor and material replacement as well as hail damage. For example, LP® SmartSide® products offer an industry-leading, transferable 5/50-Year Limited Warranty that includes: a 50-year prorated limited warranty with a 5-year 100% labor and materials replacement warranty, and hail coverage for up to 1.75 inches. 

Versatility: Mixing and matching materials is all the rage these days, which is why siding versatility is essential to a successful re-side. Choose siding that comes in different lengths to meet your specific aesthetic needs. While most lap siding comes in 12-foot lengths, LP® SmartSide® Vertical Siding comes in 16-inch by 16-foot lengths—allowing for fewer seams with fewer caulked joints.   

Different types of finishes and materials can also add that special something to your home. For example, you can combine siding with stone or brick to enhance smooth or cedar-texture siding.

Longevity. In addition to LP SmartSide offering superior protection against the elements, buying from well-established, longtime brands helps ensure the company will be around for the long haul and can provide prompt support in the event of a warranty claim. For example, LP Building Solutions has been in business since 1972 and its LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding products have been on the market since 1997.

You can also gauge reputation by looking for professional point-of-views on products. LP has case studies and testimonials from builders and remodelers on their website. They have also worked with reputable contractors, like Kyle Stumpenhorst of Rural Renovators, who proudly stand behind LP SmartSide products. 

Want more advice? Learn ways to save on your siding project with our article on “5 Tips for Getting an Accurate Siding Estimate.”

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Outdoor Living4 min

How to Customize Your Shed's Exterior

Sheds and other outdoor building structures serve as practical ways to add storage or create additional living and working space. In recent years, sheds have become a trending focus for homeowners looking to maximize their space or level-up their exteriors. If you’re looking to purchase a shed and need some inspiration, LP® SmartSide® engineered wood siding styles can help you achieve a variety of goals for your outdoor structure. To spark some inspiration, we spoke with David Parraguirre, also known as The Mexican Carpenter, about his customized shed build.

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Trends4 min
New Year, New Siding: Choosing Siding That Lasts

It’s a new year—and perhaps also time for new siding! The start of a new year always brings resolutions and goals, and when it comes to your home it’s the perfect time for an exterior refresh. Whether your current exterior material is worn or you’re just looking to try new siding trends, updating your siding can transform your home with a longer-lasting, premium aesthetic.

Trends4 min
How to Hang Items on Siding

As seasons change, you may find yourself wanting to add seasonal decor to your house. When considering mounting decorations or more functional assets such as lights to your home’s exterior, you may be wondering how to hang items on siding. While LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding is engineered for longer-lasting durability, there are some key tips to keep in mind to protect your home’s exterior when hanging items on engineered wood siding.

Curb Appeal5 min
Outdoor Holiday Decorating Ideas for 2021

While many homeowners focus their attention on interior holiday decor, giving your home’s exterior a festive upgrade will ensure it’s a showstopper the moment friends and family pull into the driveaway. We talked with lifestyle blogger Liz Marie Galvan to get her top outdoor holiday decorating tips.