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Renovation4 min

Remodeling Spending: A Waste Or Worth It?

If you are considering a home renovation but weighing the cost versus the long-term gains, you are not alone. Some candidates for home remodeling projects get cold feet because they fear that they’ll sell the home before seeing a return on investment. But, consider these facts:

But, here’s the best reason to not delay a home-remodeling project: you’ll recoup most of the cost when you do sell – whether it’s next year or in 2030. For example, a siding replacement recoups 75.6 percent of its investment because it increases average home resale value by more than $12,000.  

Unlike the warranties for HVAC systems or granite countertops, some siding warranties can give you peace of mind for 50 years, like the LP® SmartSide® Siding 5/50 year limited warranty. It is longer and covers more than most fiber cement product warranties. LP® siding products offer five decades of protection against fungal degradation, buckling, cracking and more and the limited warranty also includes damage from hail (see warranty for details). In short, re-siding is one of the highest-value investments that a homeowner can make.

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Renovation5 min

Start Planning Now for Your Dream Exterior Remodel

If you’re considering an exterior home remodel this spring or summer, now is the perfect time to start planning. Whether you want to take on a simple exterior remodel or totally change the exterior of your house, being prepared and building a detailed home project plan can help reduce your stress and help keep you on budget.

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Trends5 min
Your Biggest Exterior Design Trend Questions for 2020, Answered

It’s hard to imagine we’re living in the year 2020. While we’re not surrounded by robotic butlers and flying cars, home design trends in 2020 will feel revolutionary in style, texture and color. Whether you’re looking at new home building trends for 2020 or want to update your current home’s exterior design, we’re tackling your biggest design questions and providing ideas for inspiration.

Trends4 min
2020 Color Predictions to Guide Your Home’s Paint Color Selection

It’s that exciting time of the year when paint industry pros unveil their new paint colors. 2020 is already a landmark event, marking the start of a brand-new decade. Will it be known by bold, upbeat shades or demure neutrals?

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Design Focus: Dutch Colonials

If you live in the Northeast, your home is likely to represent or be surrounded by great examples of Dutch Colonial architecture. While the traditional Colonial home is a quintessential American design, the Dutch Colonial style is different, and made popular by Dutch Colonists who settled in the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut areas in the mid-1600s.