Keeping Hurricane Protection & Aesthetic Appeal in Mind When Selecting Siding for Coastal Homes
Looking for the best siding material for a beach house or for a home in a coastal environment? Before you dive too deep into your search, consider an important fact. Based on recent changes in the global weather patterns, severe storms are only likely to increase in both frequency and intensity in the coming years—a category of events that could include hurricanes. If you live or are looking to build a home in an area that’s vulnerable to seasonal hurricanes—Florida, the Gulf Coast or the Eastern Seaboard—your home’s ability to stand up to inclement weather should be a top concern, alongside wind damage to your siding.
Which siding stands up best to hurricanes? Not all siding products are created equal. When you try to compare siding materials to find the best siding for high wind areas, the top three key areas to consider are durability to protect against moisture, strength to stand up against high winds and overall visual appeal—as many neighborhoods in coastal areas adhere to very specific styles and color palettes. Since LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding performs well in all three of these categories, let’s take a closer look at specifics:
Amit Gupta, co-founder, principal partner and president of SAGA Construction, Inc., who has built a small-scale multifamily project as part of a larger planned development in the central Outer Banks, offers his perspective on the matter: “LP SmartSide Trim & Siding has held up well in our coastal environment that can put stress on any product.”
With its combination of moisture and wind protection as well as aesthetic flexibility, LP SmartSide siding is a great choice for homeowners living in a coastal environment who are looking for the best siding for high wind regions and extra peace of mind during hurricane season. Learn more about how LP SmartSide products protect against extreme winds here.
Redoing your home’s exterior can be a big undertaking. If you’re looking for a simple way to update your home’s exterior, window trim is a great place to start. Updating your trim color or texture can transform the look and feel of your home without executing an entire re-side. For those looking to do a full re-side, considering outside window trim ideas to suit your housing style will finish off the look of your build.Continue Reading
Knowing the purpose and benefits of various trim options can be overwhelming when re-siding your home. Though you may not think to place soffit and fascia high on your priority list when it comes to home updates, they are crucial elements to a secure build and contribute to cohesive curb appeal.
Choosing colors for your home can be a difficult decision. You may be deciding between the basics or an out-of-the-box combination. You may want to stand out with trending exterior house colors but without leaning on a brief style craze. And considering your home’s style and your region’s characteristics can add even more factors to the mix.
Creating curb appeal for your home offers an exciting opportunity to bring your personal style to life. Beyond choosing a great engineered wood lap siding like LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, there are many accessories and products that can help you add flair to your home’s exterior. We asked Erik Perkins of the Perkins Builder Brothers for his insights and ideas for making your home’s exterior stand out.