Your home’s siding is an invaluable part of its overall curb appeal. Keep these seven beautiful siding styles in mind if you’re considering an exterior makeover this year.
Lap Siding - Lap siding is often sold in longer lengths. You can also purchase it with a smooth finish or cedar textured, depending on what works best for you. Companies like LP Building Solutions produce reliable and long-lasting engineered wood siding options.
Reclaimed Barn Siding - The National Institute of Standards and Technology rated cedar as a top environmentally-friendly siding material. Many builders are using reclaimed wood from barns to create a unique exterior aesthetic. Reclaimed wood siding offers an antique, yet beautifully distinct, appearance that reduces environmental impact.
Scrap Metal Siding - Recycled metal siding is another environmentally-friendly option because it does not require manufacturing. In fact, you can cover a 2,000-square-foot home with the scrapped steel of just six cars.
Stone Facing Siding - Stone facing is becoming an increasingly popular option for many home exteriors. Stone facing is often used to accent entryways or lower levels of the home. Many homeowners combine it with vinyl or engineered wood siding.
Vinyl Siding - Vinyl siding is a cost-effective and low-maintenance siding option. Vinyl siding is available in a variety of different styles, ranging from half-round to rectangular shingles that mimic the look of cedar texture shake. Vinyl is also easy to paint and doesn’t require much maintenance.
Fiber Cement Siding - Few siding materials match the strength and flexibility of fiber cement. Fiber cement siding is a great choice because it can be made to resemble any type of siding you wish.
Brick Siding - Genuine brick siding comes in different sizes and textures and is common on Colonial, Tudor and cottage-style homes. But a new breakthrough allows homeowners to enjoy either a veneer covering or an advanced spray-on material that creates a brick appearance. The material is sprayed on and then shaped to resemble brick.
Keeping these popular styles in mind during your home upgrade will ensure that your siding is ideal for your home and neighborhood.
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LP Building Solutions uses engineered wood to create a portfolio of products that help professionals build smarter, better and faster. The innovations of engineered wood siding are relatively new. For instance, LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding was introduced in 1997. Thanks to its advanced manufacturing process, it is one of the most durable siding solutions available. Sometimes people are skeptical of things that are really that good. So, let’s crush a few myths with engineered wood facts.
Pier and beam design was among the most popular foundation techniques until the 1960s when concrete technology improved its floating slab system. Many builders use slab-on-grade construction—especially in warmer regions. We’re going to find out why professionals Jordan Smith of @jordansmithbuilds and Kyle Stumpenhorst of @rrbuildings chose pier and beam over slab-on-grade for the All-in-LP Build in Bellville, Texas. But first, let’s delve into pier and beam foundation.
From destructive hurricanes to fierce tornadoes, it seems news of catastrophic events is happening with alarming frequency. In fact, on March 3, 2020, an EF3 tornado tracked less than one mile from the LP Building Solutions headquarters in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, ripping through homes and businesses. While no traditional building can withstand the tremendous forces of disastrous weather events, it reminds us that embracing resilient construction and adopting stronger building codes could help protect our families, friends and neighbors.