Trends5 min

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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Outdoor Living4 min

How to Customize Your Shed's Exterior

Sheds and other outdoor building structures serve as practical ways to add storage or create additional living and working space. In recent years, sheds have become a trending focus for homeowners looking to maximize their space or level-up their exteriors. If you’re looking to purchase a shed and need some inspiration, LP® SmartSide® engineered wood siding styles can help you achieve a variety of goals for your outdoor structure. To spark some inspiration, we spoke with David Parraguirre, also known as The Mexican Carpenter, about his customized shed build.

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Trends4 min
New Year, New Siding: Choosing Siding That Lasts

It’s a new year—and perhaps also time for new siding! The start of a new year always brings resolutions and goals, and when it comes to your home it’s the perfect time for an exterior refresh. Whether your current exterior material is worn or you’re just looking to try new siding trends, updating your siding can transform your home with a longer-lasting, premium aesthetic.

Trends4 min
How to Hang Items on Siding

As seasons change, you may find yourself wanting to add seasonal decor to your house. When considering mounting decorations or more functional assets such as lights to your home’s exterior, you may be wondering how to hang items on siding. While LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding is engineered for longer-lasting durability, there are some key tips to keep in mind to protect your home’s exterior when hanging items on engineered wood siding.

Curb Appeal5 min
Outdoor Holiday Decorating Ideas for 2021

While many homeowners focus their attention on interior holiday decor, giving your home’s exterior a festive upgrade will ensure it’s a showstopper the moment friends and family pull into the driveaway. We talked with lifestyle blogger Liz Marie Galvan to get her top outdoor holiday decorating tips.