Professional Remodeler kicked off its Model ReModel West project, illustrating best practices in construction and remodeling. LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding was chosen to re-side a beautiful 900 sq. ft. A-frame mountain home near Flagstaff, Arizona.
“This is an incredible product,” says premium residential design/build contractor Bill Owens, founder and president of Owens Construction. “The durability in handling it and what we know will be an extremely long-lived product grabbed our attention early in the process.”
His enthusiasm for LP® SmartSide® products continued during installation. “It is incredible how we can move LP SmartSide products around the jobsite. We can have one guy carry multiple boards without any breakage. One thing that we’re really amazed by is the ability to work with these longer lengths. It creates a better aesthetic to have less seams.”
Three reasons why LP SmartSide products were chosen for the Model ReModel project:
The A-frame house project used the new LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Trim & Siding in Quarry Gray because of the aesthetic and how it complemented the pine trees on the mountain property. “We know we have a product that is going to stand the test of time,” says Owens.
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