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5 Reasons Pros Recommend LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding

Homeowners have been enjoying the attractive curb appeal and longer-lasting beauty offered by LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding products for decades. This year, we were excited to offer something new for homeowners to look forward to—LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding. 

This is a prefinished option—which means it’s delivered to your house already painted in one of the 16 unique, proprietary colors LP offers. Like all LP SmartSide products, LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Trim & Siding can help to add value to your home’s exterior and will remain durable for years to come.

Both professional contractors and homeowners appreciate LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Trim & Siding for a variety of reasons. Do you have questions why? 

We caught up with professionals Kyle Stumpenhorst of @rrbuildings and Jordan Smith of @jordansmithbuilds as they installed LP SmartSide ExpertFinish products on a modern farmhouse. They list off the top five benefits of using it on your home, which is sure to answer many of your questions about LP’s latest product offering:

  1. Offered in just the right amount of colors: “The LP SmartSide ExpertFinish line of 16 colors gives homeowners a solid set of options that can fit their personal taste while not being overwhelming,” says Smith. “Essentially, homeowners are getting the advanced durability that LP SmartSide siding provides in a cool set of color options.”
  2. Gets the job done quicker: “Coming from experience, LP SmartSide siding is the most durable siding I’ve worked with on the market,” says Stumpenhorst. “It’s also easy to work with in a small crew, so it gets the job done quicker. This new prefinished siding option will make that job even quicker by eliminating the painting step, which is a win-win for both the pro and homeowner who can’t wait to move in (or back in) to their home.” Additionally, the product features LP’s proprietary ExpertFinish Lap Joint, which eliminates the need for most caulking, joint molds or pan flashing at butt joints for an easier jobsite installation.
  3. Provides exceptional value: “I would absolutely recommend it,” says Stumpenhorst. “The factory finish with acrylic latex paint gives homeowners confidence their purchase will last. I can tell you firsthand that this is a product that is built and painted to stand up to the many elements out there for years to come. I’d gladly use it on my own home re-side or next build if that’s proof enough.”
  4. Color palette fits any homeowner’s style: “I’m told the 16 color options come from extensive market research and fit a good range of homeowner preferences,” says Smith. “When looking at the colors, they are timeless options that range from those richer, bolder hues to the more elegant, neutral tones. This variety is sure to fit any homeowner’s exterior style and the many different design aesthetics out there.”
  5. Benefits homeowners with beauty and durability: “LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Trim & Siding is a great option to use as wall cladding for a number of reasons. For example, its durability and workability. And because it’s prefinished, there’s no need to prep and paint,” explained Stumpenhorst. “One other aspect that makes the construction even quicker is the proprietary ExpertFinish Lap that helps to speed up install time.” 

And here’s a bonus LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Trim & Siding tip: LP offers an industry-leading 5/15/50-year warranty, which features a 5-year full labor and materials warranty, a 15-year limited warranty on the finish and a 50-year limited warranty on the substrate.

Take the next step toward picturing our colors on your home by exploring combinations on a sample home or a photo of your actual house.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Choosing a Color Scheme For Your Home Exterior

If you have decided to tackle a re-side project, you will be faced with the choice of your home’s exterior color. While durability, workability and efficiency are all critical benefits to you as a homeowner, the most outward facing choice you will make during your building project is the color. Choosing the right color for your home can seem like a big task and with color decisions to make beyond siding, like trim and other exterior accessories, it can be difficult to determine what you want. We’ve compiled a list of siding color ideas to help you find the color scheme that’s right for you.