Renovation4 min

Smooth Finish or Cedar Texture: Which Siding Finish Will You Choose?

More and more, homeowners and contractors are becoming aware of the outstanding benefits of installing LP® SmartSide® engineered wood siding on homes and commercial structures. Thanks to the proprietary SmartGuard® process, all LP SmartSide products resist damage from extreme temperatures, moisture and termites. It’s a level of performance that few other siding products can match.

The SmartGuard process offers four components of protection against fungal decay and termites. Wood strands and fibers used in LP SmartSide trim and siding are treated with zinc borate to help protect against fungal decay and termites. The strands or fibers are then combined with special water-resistant waxes and industrial-grade binders and resins. The waxes enhance durability in rainy and humid environments, while the binders provide added strength and durability to the finished product.

Details to Bring Out the Beauty

But LP SmartSide products aren’t just incredibly durable and tough. They’re also beautiful! With LP SmartSide trim and siding, you get the versatility to create a truly custom look for an exterior with multiple profiles and finishes. Lap, panel, soffit and trim are all available in both cedar texture and smooth finishes.

  • Cedar Texture finish. Realistic, deep cedar-grain texture and defining shadow lines create the look of real wood.
  • Smooth finish. For a traditional look that accentuates the architectural features of any home, choose smooth finish.
  • Reversible trim. For greater project flexibility, get reversible trim with the natural look of cedar on one side and a smooth finish on the other.
  • Cedar Texture or Smooth soffit. LP SmartSide building soffits are a perfect alternative to vinyl, MDO and plywood soffits, in a finish that coordinates with your siding.

     

Reversible trim

 

Regardless of the finish you choose, all LP SmartSide products are pre-primed for excellent paint adhesion. Plus, their 16-foot lengths can result in faster installation and fewer seams for maximum curb appeal.

Where to Find LP® SmartSide® Products

Get versatile design options, beautiful curb appeal and easy maintenance when you choose LP SmartSide products for your next project. Find a dealer near you that sells LP SmartSide engineered wood lap siding types, engineered wood panel products, engineered wood siding corner trim and more!

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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?