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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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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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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.

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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.