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Why More Homeowners Are Choosing Prefinished Siding…And You Should Too

As time fades, so do exterior remodeling trends. One trend we aren’t seeing losing its appeal anytime soon, however, is prefinished siding. If you’re a homeowner considering a residing project, prefinished siding materials are certainly worth exploring. The pros that come with using prefinished siding range from project efficiency advantages like time/labor savings and a cleaner jobsite to aesthetic benefits like color consistency and durability.

Saving Time & Labor
When prefinished siding gets installed, the job is essentially done. Because there’s no painting involved aside from touch ups, there’s no chance for overspray, dripping or splattering that take time to correct. Craig Kuhnle, LP Building Solutions Territory Sales Manager of the Southeast elaborates on the benefits saying, “Having to paint siding adds man hours. Prefinished siding comes out ready to install, so it helps to save on labor costs. It also typically has a well-backed warranty, so the workability and time-saving benefits are clear.”

Creating a Cleaner Jobsite
With prefinished siding, there are no paint cans and clean-up materials strewn around the side of the house. Kuhnle also points out, “Overspray can be a challenge with siding that isn’t prefinished. This can extend beyond your surrounding property landscape if you have neighbors in a very close vicinity.” To avoid the potential mess, Kuhnle recommends prefinished siding as the best option.

Keeping Color Consistent
Prefinished engineered wood siding gets coated in factory-controlled conditions that follow stringent quality control procedures. After the material gets coated, it goes through a drying oven and then is carefully wrapped for shipping to the jobsite. Thanks to its precision manufacturing, engineered wood prefinished siding allows for no color variations, lap marks, shrink lines or streaking. So, as Kuhnle says, “When homeowners are selecting their paint color for their engineered wood siding, they can expect color consistency when it gets delivered to their door.”

Maintaining High Quality
Prefinished engineered wood siding is designed so that every board receives a uniform finish, which helps promote even weathering, creating less maintenance for homeowners over time. The manufacturing of prefinished engineered wood siding also ensures exceptional quality control that creates a better finish.

With its numerous advantages, prefinished siding is a trend on the rise for both homeowners and builders alike. Learn more about the benefits of  Factory Prefinished LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding to determine if prefinished siding is the best product for your residing project.

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How to Take Advantage of Popular Shed Trends and Add to Your Backyard

Have you ever considered adding a shed to your backyard? Lately, homeowners like you are thinking beyond storage sheds and instead are using these spaces as offices, gyms and more. With the flexibility that comes from building with LP® Outdoor Building Solutions® you can add a beautiful shed to your backyard, complete with one of the most durable siding options available, LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, which also leads to easier siding maintenance.

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Renovation5 min
HOW TO USE THE LP® SMARTSIDE® HOME VISUALIZER

Planning to refresh your home’s trim and fascia? Hoping to change the exterior entirely with a full re-side project? No matter your plans, choosing siding and trim colors can be difficult. Mentally visualizing how your home will look with a new product is a challenge—and it’s even tougher to imagine the amount of change even just updating trim will bring. That’s where the LP® SmartSide® Home Visualizer, a siding visualizer tool, comes in. This free tool can help you explore home siding ideas to find the best siding color combinations for your home. Read more to find out how to use the tool—and why LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding can make all the difference for your home.

Renovation6 min
Selecting LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding with Liz Marie Galvan

Re-siding your home is a significant investment and a long-term decision on your home’s look. One of the first steps to siding a house is choosing a siding material that fits your needs. Being involved as you review types of siding and cost can give you confidence in your plans and peace of mind that the materials you choose are built to last. Liz Marie Galvan of the Liz Marie Blog shares her journey toward choosing LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding for her upcoming home re-siding project.

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Checklist for How to Hire a Contractor

In this hiring a contractor checklist you’ll find expert guidance in connecting with the right contractor for your re-side project, including questions to ask and quick tips.