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Using the Right Siding for a Ranch Home

Ranch-style home designs are known for low and wide single-story profiles, large picture windows, sliding glass doors and attached front garages. These close-to-the-ground homes were first built in the U.S. in the 1920s, but they didn’t gain widespread popularity until the post-World War II era into the 1970s. As suburbia spread, the ranch-style house became one of America’s favorites. The popularity of ranch-style homes waned in the ‘80s and ‘90s, but it’s making a comeback as younger homebuyers rediscover the ranch’s charm—much like they did with bungalows.
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Trend Alert: Sleek & Smooth Style on the Rise

It’s no surprise that 97% of realtors say that curb appeal is most important to a potential buyer, which makes keeping up with the latest e…

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Using the Right Siding for a Modern Farmhouse

In recent years, designers have offered new visions of this classic style and have dubbed it the “modern farmhouse.” Chip and Joanna Gaines…

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New Year, New Storage Solutions for Your Home

Are you looking to better organize your home – and your life – going into the New Year? Check out these ideas to get your life in order for…

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Selecting Siding: The Power of Word of Mouth

No builder wants to waste time on products that won’t hold up and will result in frustrating callbacks. That’s why peer recommendations are…

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2018 Exterior Design Trends from the Experts

Every year brings new trends and must-have styles that we can’t wait to update our homes with. As you plan renovations for the new year, ke…

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4 Home Exterior Trends That Will Dominate in 2018

Ready to build in the new year? Knowing building trends for 2018 will help you set your projects apart from others on the street. Read on t…

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A Look Ahead: Siding Color Trends for 2017

At the latest International Home + Housewares Show, color mogul Pantone® shared its predictions of which colors would be trending for the 2…

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4 Popular LP Siding Profiles for Custom Sheds & Barns

American homeowners expect their homes to be durable, but they are not willing to sacrifice looks for performance. The same goes for their …

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Why You Should Use Factory Prefinished LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding

Whether you’re an architect, builder or remodeler, at some point you will have to determine if you will purchase prefinished engineered woo…