Menu
Maintenance4 min

Yearlong Siding Guide: Tips and Tricks for Every Season

Every season brings about different conditions that can affect your home’s siding, which means maintenance should also vary. But how do you know when to tackle each task? We make it easy by breaking down the top tips by season in this infographic. By following these simple tips, you’ll be on your way to maintaining beautiful siding year-round. Here are some infographic highlights.

Winter: Choose Your Materials Wisely

If you’re planning on tackling a re-siding project, start by researching and choosing your materials wisely. This is particularly important if you live in an area with harsh winter weather. Engineered wood products, like LP® SmartSide® siding, fight severe weather like freeze thaws with their advanced durability and weatherability.

Spring: Schedule Spring Cleaning

Who says spring cleaning is limited to the indoors? As temperatures warm, it’s time to get outside for some sprucing. An easy trick to remove signs of your siding’s natural wear and tear is to clean it by using a cloth or soft-bristled brush dipped in a mixture of 3/4 water to 1/4 white vinegar. Lightly rinse with a hose, and your siding will look spiffy.

Summer: Tackle Paint Touch-Ups

Does your home’s exterior need a paint retouch? With the longer days, summer is an ideal time to begin outdoor home improvement projects like painting. Revamp your home by fixing small paint imperfections with a cotton swab for an instant makeover.

Fall: Seal It Up

Before the frosty temperatures of winter return, replace caulk in the cracks of your siding to ensure heat doesn’t leak out, subsequently saving money on your power bills. Or take a preventative measure by investing in a durable siding option like LP SmartSide siding, which is engineered to sustain extreme weather conditions, from the start. 

LP SmartSide Siding Guide Tips & Tricks for Every Season

Every Season: LP is Here to Help

Whether you’re planning on maintaining or replacing your siding, LP is here to help. Learn more about how LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding is built to weather every season.

Continue Reading

Choosing a Color Scheme For Your Home Exterior

If you have decided to tackle a re-side project, you will be faced with the choice of your home’s exterior color. While durability, workability and efficiency are all critical benefits to you as a homeowner, the most outward facing choice you will make during your building project is the color. Choosing the right color for your home can seem like a big task and with color decisions to make beyond siding, like trim and other exterior accessories, it can be difficult to determine what you want. We’ve compiled a list of siding color ideas to help you find the color scheme that’s right for you.

Continue Reading
Trends4 min
Prefinished vs. Primed Siding: How to Choose

If you’re currently in the midst of a remodel or are considering future renovations for your home’s exterior, color is one of the most prominent decisions you will have to make as a homeowner. LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding comes in both primed and prefinished options to suit a variety of needs. Not sure which is the best option for you? Read on to discover the benefits of each so that you can re-side with confidence.

Curb Appeal4 min
How To Create a Rustic Aesthetic

Though rustic style homes are most popular in mountainous regions, the rustic aesthetic can also be incorporated into a variety of home styles, including farm, ranch and coastal homes. Erik Perkins of North Carolina–based building duo The Perkins Brothers weighs in on the latest siding trends for rustic homes and tips to achieve the look you’re after.

Curb Appeal5 min
Six Exterior Window Trim Ideas To Spruce Up Your Home

Redoing your home’s exterior can be a big undertaking. If you’re looking for a simple way to update your home’s exterior, window trim is a great place to start. Updating your trim color or texture can transform the look and feel of your home without executing an entire re-side. For those looking to do a full re-side, considering outside window trim ideas to suit your housing style will finish off the look of your build.