Thanks to the quality of the factory-finished process, prefinished LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® engineered wood siding options have a uniform finish that is longer-lasting, creating less maintenance for the homeowner in the long term.
As one of the most durable siding solutions available, LP SmartSide siding is an easier maintenance material, but it still needs cleaning from time to time. It’s important to learn how to clean mold, mildew and algae off siding, among other basic maintenance methods. Follow these simple steps to keep your siding clean and looking beautiful.
Learning how to clean wood siding, including engineered wood, is critical to maintaining the beautiful look you love for your home. Mildew on siding, for example, can detract from your home’s curb appeal—yet it is easily preventable and can be easily cleaned. Check out the following sections to find out how to clean exterior wood siding.
LP SmartSide products are so durable because they’re treated with our proprietary SmartGuard® process. Exterior trim and siding materials are often subjected to extreme temperatures, moisture and insects. Only the SmartGuard process offers four components of protection against termites and fungal decay: an advanced formula of binders, waxes and zinc borate bonded with a water-resistant, resin-saturated overlay. The result is an advanced material that offers longer-term toughness in the face of harsh weather.
If you are not familiar with engineered wood products, learn more about engineered wood siding options manufactured by LP; they constitute some of the most durable siding options on the market.
See products in person at a retailer or dealer near you, and learn more about how to remove mildew from siding and other maintenance procedures at LPCorp.com/SmartSide.
Redoing your home’s exterior can be a big undertaking. If you’re looking for a simple way to update your home’s exterior, window trim is a great place to start. Updating your trim color or texture can transform the look and feel of your home without executing an entire re-side. For those looking to do a full re-side, considering outside window trim ideas to suit your housing style will finish off the look of your build.Continue Reading
Knowing the purpose and benefits of various trim options can be overwhelming when re-siding your home. Though you may not think to place soffit and fascia high on your priority list when it comes to home updates, they are crucial elements to a secure build and contribute to cohesive curb appeal.
Choosing colors for your home can be a difficult decision. You may be deciding between the basics or an out-of-the-box combination. You may want to stand out with trending exterior house colors but without leaning on a brief style craze. And considering your home’s style and your region’s characteristics can add even more factors to the mix.
Creating curb appeal for your home offers an exciting opportunity to bring your personal style to life. Beyond choosing a great engineered wood lap siding like LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, there are many accessories and products that can help you add flair to your home’s exterior. We asked Erik Perkins of the Perkins Builder Brothers for his insights and ideas for making your home’s exterior stand out.