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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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Trends4 min

Everything You Need to Know About Board & Batten Siding

Board and batten style siding is enjoying a resurgence as a way to create visual interest in an otherwise blank wall. So, what is “board and batten?” It’s a type of siding where thin strips of wood molding—or “battens”—are placed over the seams of panel boards. The result is an aesthetic that is both rustic and chic, with the strong vertical lines providing shadows and textures to the home exterior.

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Renovation5 min
Homeowner’s Guide to Remodeling a Historic Home

The story behind your home offers a fascinating glimpse into the people who lived in it as well as how your home fits into the larger story of your city. If you want to remodel your historic home’s exterior, experts advise visiting your local historic preservation commission. If your home lies within the historic overlay district, these commissions often have authority to set rules not only on the visual aesthetic, but the materials as well.

Trends3 min
Mixing Siding with Different Exterior Textures

Mixing different types of siding can give your home individuality and visual appeal, but it can also be difficult to execute correctly without guidance. While some homeowners mix materials to create a contemporary look, others already have a mixed materials home exterior that needs an update. We’re breaking down practical tips to pair exterior materials for a beautiful home.

Maintenance3 min
When to Replace Old, Decaying Siding

Fungal decaying siding can cause a multitude of problems such as improperly heating and cooling your home and even compromising its structure. Many times, fungal decay is hidden and homeowners may not know how to spot the warning signs. And if they do, it can be difficult to gauge whether it’s time for a siding replacement or repair. But have no fear. We’re offering an in-depth guide on the signs to spot fungal decay and, more importantly, what to do next.