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How to Successfully Mix Different Types of Cladding on a Home

Siding has become part of the ongoing evolution within the building industry. The quality, durability and beauty of siding materials has evolved greatly in recent decades, giving contractors and homeowners an impressive number of choices that not only look good, but are also durable and long-lasting. Today, it’s possible to achieve an array of different looks without spending a lot of time and money on siding maintenance. Let’s take a look at how to mix and match siding to create unique house siding designs.

The Benefits of Mixing Up Siding

Mixing different types of siding gives the opportunity to make a home’s exterior distinctive, regardless of its architectural style. Using only one siding material may make the exterior appear flat and uninteresting, while a combination of siding profiles and colors gives a home more depth and visual interest. It’s a contemporary look that can still blend harmoniously with other houses in the neighborhood.

Choosing Colors

Your choice of siding colors is crucial to the finished look of a home. You should focus first on the colors that might complement nearby homes and also blend with the environment. By selecting colors that coordinate with surrounding homes, you can help make the neighborhood feel cohesive, even if the homes are differing architectural styles.

Choosing Textures

3D technology from Hover can be used to visualize house siding designs with different combinations of materials and colors. Horizontal lap siding is the most common choice for the main body of an exterior. Vertical siding is an excellent way to draw the eye up and emphasize height, particularly on gables. Vertical siding is also an increasingly popular option for contemporary designs to make the home appear taller and less elongated. For a decorative accent, cedar shake siding serves well when used on gables, dormers and other areas of a façade. For a more rustic look, cedar shake can be used on the whole house.

Get Creative with LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding Profiles

LP’s engineered wood product line is so broad that you can use it for all your lap, panel, trim & fascia and soffit needs. Our impressive array of sizes and finishes satisfies a full variety of design requirements, ensuring there is an LP SmartSide product for most every home. In addition, a wide range of prefinished colors of engineered wood siding are available through our LP Pre-Finish Network.

We invite you to learn more about LP® SmartSide® products. Call our Customer Care Center at (888) 820-0325 to schedule a product knowledge meeting with an LP representative, or find out where to buy LP SmartSide products near you.

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Curb Appeal4 min

How-to Guide: Create Stunning Siding & Brick Color Combinations

If you’re choosing new siding to go with your brick, selecting the best siding color combinations can be a challenge. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with the many colors and textures available. To help you achieve stunning siding brick combinations, we’ll take you through the process starting with step one: selecting the best siding material for your home.

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Trends3 min
A Mid-Year Look at 2020’s Top Exterior Home Trends

We’re halfway through 2020, and what better time to see how the exterior trends forecasted earlier this year are holding up? In this blog we’ll examine top siding trends and trending exterior house colors, and catch up with well-known designer Liz Marie Galvan on her insights around the home trends that are on the rise and here to stay.

Maintenance3 min
Myth vs. Reality: How Summer Weather Affects Siding

Summer is almost here. And while more time in the sun brings heightened attention to UV protection and safety in high temperatures, homeowners should also think about the potential effects summer may have on different types of siding. If you’ve ever wondered what the best siding is for hot climates, we’re here to shine a light on hot weather siding myths and learn what is the right siding for warm weather.

Best Color & Siding Options for Tudor-style Homes

Tudor-style architecture looks like it was created from the pages of a romantic storybook, intertwining medieval charm with a quaint English country manor. While the design is reminiscent of the English Tudor period of 1485–1603, the style didn’t appear in the U.S. until the late 19th century.