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Infographic: Smooth Siding for Modern and Traditional Styles

Who says you’re limited to your home’s interior when it comes to letting your design personality shine? The power is yours to choose a siding option that ensures your home’s exterior reflects your aesthetic style.

Whether you consider your taste modern, traditional or both, there’s a new siding option to help you reach your desired aesthetic—LP® SmartSide® Smooth Trim & Siding. Why choose smooth siding? And which home styles does it complement? The infographic below breaks it down. Here are the highlights.

Why Go Smooth?

Choose smooth if you’re looking for a versatile material that can achieve a modern, traditional or blended aesthetic. Use over your home’s entire exterior or mix and match with other materials to accentuate your home’s architectural features.

Top 3 Home Styles for Smooth Siding:

Modern Farmhouse

  • What Is It: The Modern Farmhouse blends modern and rustic styles, often featuring shiplap and whitewashed wood.
  • Why Smooth Works: Smooth siding offers an eye-catching, modern juxtaposition to the Modern Farmhouse’s signature rustic features, like exposed wooden beams, for a warm exterior.

Updated Ranch

  • What Is It: The Updated Ranch is known for its open, single-story design, low-pitched roof and large picture windows.
  • Why Smooth Works: Pairing smooth siding with the Updated Ranch’s characteristic large windows and attached front garage adds modern flair to a more traditional style.

Cape Cod

  • What Is It: This quintessential American-style home features a symmetrical facade, steep roofline and touches of wood throughout.
  • Why Smooth Works: Incorporating a smooth finish to the Cape Cod’s timeless exterior adds a modern upgrade to this American classic.

 

There you have it! Whether your style is modern or classic, incorporating smooth siding is just the ticket to reaching your desired exterior aesthetic.

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