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How to Use LP Products to Create a Custom Look

by Amy Lindholm, March 29, 2018

How to Use LP Products to Create a Custom Look

For over 20 years, LP® SmartSide® house siding options have been the choice of those who want uncompromising quality and beautiful curb appeal. LP SmartSide products give residential and commercial structures the bold look of cedar grain texture in profiles that are always in style.

Create a Custom Look

Thanks to the tremendous design flexibility of LP’s product line, you can achieve stunning results with ease. All are manufactured with the proprietary LP SmartGuard® process to enhance strength and offer exceptional protection against termites and fungal decay. That’s the beauty of working with treated engineered wood trim and siding.

An impressive array of sizes and finishes satisfy a full variety of design requirements, ensuring there is an LP SmartSide product for most every project. Create your own unique exterior design using one or more of the following profiles.

  • Cedar Texture Lap
  • Smooth Finish Lap
  • Colonial Beaded Lap
  • Cedar Texture Shakes
  • Perfection Shingle
  • Reverse Board & Batten
  • Cedar Texture Panel
  • Smooth Finish Panel
  • Stucco Texture Panel

LP SmartSide vertical siding, lap and shake siding are available in 16-foot lengths for fewer seams and faster installation, and come pre-primed from the factory.

Choose Your Style

Whether you’re building a traditional craftsman or a modern masterpiece, LP SmartSide siding is a smart, beautiful choice.


Lap siding is one of the oldest forms of exterior cladding used on homes. The simplicity of LP SmartSide smooth lap siding accentuates the symmetrical lines of a Colonial-style home.


Craftsman bungalows almost always feature a mix of siding materials, including lap, cedar shake and stucco. Most homes in the Craftsman style have porches with thick tapered columns that rest on stone or brick porch supports. LP SmartSide siding is a smart choice when accenting homes partially finished in stone, stucco or brick.


Board and batten and panel profiles are a great choice for contemporary homes and other buildings where a visual emphasis on the vertical is desired. Coordinating LP SmartSide trim adds another touch of craftsmanship.


While ranch homes are known for their long-and-low architecture and open layout, they can also be somewhat uninteresting on the exterior. Here, LP SmartSide board & batten panel siding is used to add visual height to the gables, while traditional lap siding accents the front elevation.

Schedule a Product Knowledge Meeting

Get the look you want with LP SmartSide products, available in a wide array of colors from LP Preferred Prefinishers. To learn more about using LP products in your business, schedule a product knowledge meeting with an LP representative by calling (888) 820-0325.

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