Color doesn’t have to be complicated. If you’re working on a home renovation or looking for ideas for an upcoming exterior remodel, there are many interactive design tools that can help you create and customize your home’s exterior. Check out these tools that can be used as a siding color visualizer.
Ever wished you could find just that shade of sky, or fallen in love with the color of another home? Now there’s an innovative app to help you find the paint shades you love. The ColorSnap® Visualizer from Sherwin-Williams allows you to use your phone to match a photo to one of the 1,500 paint colors in the Sherwin Williams collection. Simply take a picture, tap anywhere on the photo and drag to find the matching Sherwin-Williams paint color. You can also save color selections, see coordinating and similar colors, create custom palettes, and share the results with your remodeler. The ColorSnap Visualizer is available for both iPhone and Android.
The ColorSmart by BEHR® mobile app is an easy and convenient way to find, coordinate and preview a BEHR paint color for all of your paint projects. To use it as an exterior house color visualizer, simply take a photo, then match the photo to a BEHR color with the in-app photo-match tool. You can review, match and coordinate colors “on the go,” as well as save colors, calculations and store locations. Projects can even be shared to a Facebook or Twitter account. ColorSmart by BEHR is available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
Let an LP® BuildSmart™ Preferred Contractor help you with all of your siding needs. Bring your selections from an exterior house color visualizer, and your contractor can assist you with finding the right siding profile from LP’s innovative line of engineered wood siding products. If you simply need a paint touch-up, your Preferred Contractor can help match your existing siding color. Find a remodeler in your area.
With temperatures dropping, insulation and protecting new construction against the elements are top of mind. Of course, builders must consider how insulated wall sheathing can help meet code requirements and contribute to the overall performance of the building envelope. However, they must also carefully consider potential moisture problems both during and after the build and the potential impacts of freeze/thaw cycles. With the season of potential hard freezes followed by fast warm-ups upon us, let’s explore methods for choosing the best house sheathing for cold climates.Continue Reading
It’s a new year—and perhaps also time for new siding! The start of a new year always brings resolutions and goals, and when it comes to your home it’s the perfect time for an exterior refresh. Whether your current exterior material is worn or you’re just looking to try new siding trends, updating your siding can transform your home with a longer-lasting, premium aesthetic.
With housing demand at an all-time high, builders do not have the ability to halt home construction during the winter months. Builders can work safely year round, even building houses during winter with planning and preparation. Advanced products and installation methods allow work to be performed during wet and very cold temperatures, but builders also need to consider winter safety for construction workers.
Engineered wood siding has long been considered a trustworthy exterior product for single-family homes, but it is often overlooked for multifamily and commercial construction. LP® SmartSide® products are versatile enough for a range of builds beyond traditional single-family homes. Take a look at the homes featured in Madison Parade of Homes for siding inspiration and to see how LP SmartSide Trim & Siding might suit your building needs.