Curb Appeal5 min

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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Renovation5 min

Tips on Re-Siding in Historic Districts

If you own a home in a historic district, you can forget about replacing the existing siding with vinyl. Most historic districts require replacement siding to closely match the original, hence wood (or engineered wood) and brick. Understanding home building regulations based on historic overlays can help eliminate the headache during renovations, so it’s important to stay in the know before embarking on the project.

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Renovation5 min
Top Four Home Exterior Tips for Fall

With fall just around the corner, it’s time to plan how you will ensure your home’s exterior is ready for the cooler temperatures while also keeping up with the latest seasonal trends. Not sure where to start? We break down the top four home exterior tips for fall for a little inspiration.

Trends6 min
Using the Right Siding for a Ranch Home

Ranch-style home designs are known for low and wide single-story profiles, large picture windows, sliding glass doors and attached front garages. These close-to-the-ground homes were first built in the U.S. in the 1920s, but they didn’t gain widespread popularity until the post-World War II era into the 1970s. As suburbia spread, the ranch-style house became one of America’s favorites. The popularity of ranch-style homes waned in the ‘80s and ‘90s, but it’s making a comeback as younger homebuyers rediscover the ranch’s charm—much like they did with bungalows.

Maintenance4 min
What First-Time Buyers Should Know About Home Maintenance and Storage

Most first-time homebuyers arm themselves with a lot of information about mortgage interest rates and closing costs. What they sometimes overlook are the repair costs prior to moving into previously owned homes and the long-term maintenance costs associated with homeownership.