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.
Have you ever considered adding a shed to your backyard? Lately, homeowners like you are thinking beyond storage sheds and instead are using these spaces as offices, gyms and more. With the flexibility that comes from building with LP® Outdoor Building Solutions® you can add a beautiful shed to your backyard, complete with one of the most durable siding options available, LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, which also leads to easier siding maintenance.Continue Reading
Planning to refresh your home’s trim and fascia? Hoping to change the exterior entirely with a full re-side project? No matter your plans, choosing siding and trim colors can be difficult. Mentally visualizing how your home will look with a new product is a challenge—and it’s even tougher to imagine the amount of change even just updating trim will bring. That’s where the LP® SmartSide® Home Visualizer, a siding visualizer tool, comes in. This free tool can help you explore home siding ideas to find the best siding color combinations for your home. Read more to find out how to use the tool—and why LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding can make all the difference for your home.
Re-siding your home is a significant investment and a long-term decision on your home’s look. One of the first steps to siding a house is choosing a siding material that fits your needs. Being involved as you review types of siding and cost can give you confidence in your plans and peace of mind that the materials you choose are built to last. Liz Marie Galvan of the Liz Marie Blog shares her journey toward choosing LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding for her upcoming home re-siding project.