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.

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Trends5 min

Using the Right Siding for a Modern Farmhouse

In recent years, designers have offered new visions of this classic style and have dubbed it the “modern farmhouse.” Chip and Joanna Gaines from the home improvement show Fixer Upper were relentless promoters of the modern farmhouse aesthetic, which helped make it chic and add “shiplap” to more people’s vocabulary. Last year, Builder magazine named the modern farmhouse one of the top 5 trends in floor plans. While craftsman homes still account for about 25 percent of all house plans, the modern farmhouse is rapidly gaining ground and now has about 15 percent market share.

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How to Keep Your Shed Cooler in Summer

In many parts of the U.S., a shed can get unbearably hot in the summer unless you take steps to ventilate it and prevent the sun’s radiant energy from penetrating. Too much heat in a shed is a bad thing, as it can damage liquids like paint or chemicals, sensitive equipment and items affected by humidity.

Outdoor Living6 min
6 Ways to Turn Your Backyard into a Summertime Oasis

Who says you need to travel to get away? Look no further than your own backyard to offer a setting worthy of your staycation this summer. If your backyard could use some sprucing up before then, follow these six steps to make it worthy of all your free time this summer.

Maintenance5 min
Straight from the Pros: Exterior Home Improvement Projects for a Better Investment

Your home’s exterior serves as an important first impression and may make or break your property’s value. So, sometimes it is what’s on the outside that matters most. With summer in full swing, it’s time to take on those much-needed outdoor projects that were neglected during the winter months. You may have several home improvement projects you want to tackle, so how do you know which will provide the best value?