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Washington-Based Remodeler Finds Perfect Combo of Weatherability and Beauty with LP®SmartSide®Trim & Siding

With remodeling season picking up, we know that many remodelers are currently sourcing exterior products that will provide long-lasting beauty and durability for their customers.

We recently spoke with Mike Schwartz, President of Mike Schwartz Construction who used LP SmartSide trim and siding on his own home remodel in Puyallup, WA after having used it on many homes. Rather than hiring an installation crew, he planned to physically install the product on the home himself. He wanted a siding product that would be easy to handle and install.

He had also used fiber cement materials in the past, but he was not satisfied with the quality or aesthetic. “To me it’s a no-brainer. I’m not a big fan of fiber cement. It’s much thinner. When you look down the wall, it has a wavy look,” said Schwartz. “Since I’m actually the one installing the product, I notice these things.”

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The remodel was completed in July of 2017. Schwartz was satisfied with the overall aesthetic of the home, choosing a timeless deep gray on the lap and shake. With the 5/50-year limited warranty, Schwartz has peace of mind that his home will withstand the elements and look great for years to come.

He also noted that the installation process was not difficult. “LP SmartSide siding is sixteen feet where fiber cement is twelve,” says Schwartz. “It just looks better and goes up easier.”

You can read the full case study featuring Mike Schwartz Construction here. Stocking up on products for your busy remodeling season? Find a local dealer who carries LP SmartSide Trim & Siding at our Where to Buy page.

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