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

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?