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How to Know When It’s Time for New Siding

There are many factors that can affect your decision to re-side a home. Choosing to start an exterior remodeling project sooner rather than later could help you reduce the expense of maintaining older, deteriorating siding. The project may be part of an overall renovation that involves other parts of the exterior. Or you may be looking to add value by enhancing curb appeal and getting the look that you really want for a show-stopping exterior.

Great Reasons to Re-Side

  • You want to increase the value of a home. Siding replacement is one of the most inexpensive ways to change a home’s appearance and can help to make its exterior look virtually brand new. On average, new siding returns 77 % of your investment nationally, according to data included in the 2016 Remodeling magazine Cost vs. Value Report. LP® SmartSide® engineered wood siding is highly regarded as a valuable siding option by builders, remodelers, architects and consumers.
  • You want to complement a new roof or windows. For the most cohesive look, the color of a home’s siding should be heavily influenced by the color of the roof. If you have a new roof, the color might clash with the current siding and a change may be in order. Remember that the roof and siding colors should also coordinate with windows, stone or brick, trim color, and accent colors on doors and shutters for the best result.
  • You want to reduce exterior maintenance. Modern technology has given us innovative siding materials that have the look of real wood but are also easy to maintain. Made from a mixture of treated wood strands or fibers, advanced binders and water-resistant resins, LP® SmartSide® siding will perform for decades with regular maintenance. See LP’s application and maintenance instructions at www.lcorp.com.
  • Your home looks outdated compared to others near you. Dingy, dented aluminum siding and mildewed vinyl siding can significantly affect the value of a home, and your ability to sell in the future. Older siding is also more prone to weather damage.
  • All of the above!

Explore Siding Design Ideas

LP® SmartSide® siding is engineered to perform beautifully in extreme climates, and the versatile siding profiles allow you to create a truly custom look. Make your dreams become reality with LP SmartSide siding! Get inspired with the exterior siding ideas in the Idea Gallery, then find SmartSide products near you.

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