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Balancing Durability and Design in Multifamily Properties

Multifamily projects are aiming to please two groups: residents who want stylish surroundings and property management companies that don’t want the cost and hassle of premature maintenance. That’s why many architects are specifying and builders are using LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding products.

Indiana-based Becovic Management Group manages 13 upscale multifamily developments in the Midwest and Southeast. The company used LP SmartSide engineered wood products on several recent builds – including The Preserve at Willow Springs – because the product can be painted a wide range of eye-pleasing colors and finishes that residents love. The design included both classic lap siding and a traditional board and batten design, accented by stone work.

Becovic previously had trouble with fiber cement siding, which they found needed extensive maintenance about seven years after installation. They eliminated that problem by switching to LP SmartSide products – and also discovered that engineered wood siding is easier to install and didn’t produce the waste or breakage often seen with fiber cement siding.

The Becovic team also liked the fact that LP was a one-stop shop for both trim & siding and soffit panels (including cut-to-width vented soffit panels).

The Preserve at Willow Springs features many amenities like a landscaped garden and walking trails. The discerning residents can count on colorful LP siding for years to come.

When using siding on multifamily projects, both architects and builders need to think about how the product will look and perform long-term. Choosing LP SmartSide Trim & Siding ensures that exteriors will look dazzling for decades with easy maintenance.

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