Outdoor Living2 min

3 Large-Scale DIY Projects to Tackle This Spring

With spring just around the corner and summer following close behind, now is the time to begin planning those outdoor projects that require a bit of extra preparation.

  • Over-seed your lawn. Over-seeding your lawn can fill in bare spots and give it a lusher appearance while naturally crowding out weeds. The cooler temperatures and ample moisture of springtime can give an over-seeded lawn a good head start on growth. Choose a high-quality grass seed that is appropriate for your climate. Prepare your lawn by mowing the grass short and bagging the clippings, then raking to loosen the soil and remove debris. Spread the seed as directed. Water the over-seeded area at least once daily until the seedlings have reached the height of your existing lawn.
  • Install a pergola. A pergola may be just the touch you need to define your outdoor space and bring landscaping to life. Pergola kits are widely available for purchase at home improvement stores, or follow these DIY instructions on how to build a pergola. Keep in mind that pergolas do not provide much shade, so you may want to locate your pergola near shade trees or in a location out of late-afternoon sun.
  • Build a shed. Is your garage overflowing with stored items, while your lawnmower and tools sit outside, exposed to the elements? Spring is a great time to get a storage shed to free up space in your garage, plus accommodate all the other equipment and supplies you want to keep inside, from your lawnmower to your mulch. Get a shed project started now to take advantage of the square footage this summer! Learn the questions to ask before you buy or build a shed.

Get a More Beautiful, Durable Storage Shed

If you’re planning to buy a storage shed, don’t settle for less than a structure built with products from LP® Outdoor Building Solutions®. LP shed products feature innovations like the SmartGuard® process to resist fungal decay and termites. They also come backed with some of the best warranties in the industry. Hiring a professional shed builder can make your project a breeze. Find a shed dealer in your area.

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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.

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Renovation5 min
A Homeowner’s Perspective: How to Navigate the Renovation Planning Process

When considering an exterior remodel, homeowners can often be intimidated by the layers of planning and countless decisions to be made…from choosing the right remodeler to selecting lasting materials to picking out a paint color. With a large investment, it’s vital for homeowners to put in the time to ensure they are making the right choices throughout the planning process to achieve their desired result.

Curb Appeal5 min
Using the Right Siding for a Craftsman Home

Today’s craftsman-style homes are variations of the ones first built in America in the late 1890s in a revolt against the overly ornate Victorian style of the day. The name was coined by the founder of Craftsman magazine, which was devoted to ensuring “serious architecture” was accessible for working-class families.

Renovation7 min
5 Tips for Getting an Accurate Siding Estimate

You’ve noticed your home’s siding could use a face lift. Maybe your siding is cracked, has damaging build-up or perhaps the passage of time has taken a toll on its appearance. With the primary purpose of exterior siding being to add a protective layer to your home, you’ve decided it’s time for a siding repair or replacement. Now what?