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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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Straight from the Pros: Exterior Home Improvement Projects for a Better Investment

Your home’s exterior serves as an important first impression and may make or break your property’s value. So, sometimes it is what’s on the outside that matters most. With summer in full swing, it’s time to take on those much-needed outdoor projects that were neglected during the winter months. You may have several home improvement projects you want to tackle, so how do you know which will provide the best value?

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