Thanks to the quality of the factory-finished process, prefinished LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® engineered wood siding options have a uniform finish that is longer-lasting, creating less maintenance for the homeowner in the long term.
As one of the most durable siding solutions available, LP SmartSide siding is an easier maintenance material, but it still needs cleaning from time to time. It’s important to learn how to clean mold, mildew and algae off siding, among other basic maintenance methods. Follow these simple steps to keep your siding clean and looking beautiful.
Learning how to clean wood siding, including engineered wood, is critical to maintaining the beautiful look you love for your home. Mildew on siding, for example, can detract from your home’s curb appeal—yet it is easily preventable and can be easily cleaned. Check out the following sections to find out how to clean exterior wood siding.
LP SmartSide products are so durable because they’re treated with our proprietary SmartGuard® process. Exterior trim and siding materials are often subjected to extreme temperatures, moisture and insects. Only the SmartGuard process offers four components of protection against termites and fungal decay: an advanced formula of binders, waxes and zinc borate bonded with a water-resistant, resin-saturated overlay. The result is an advanced material that offers longer-term toughness in the face of harsh weather.
If you are not familiar with engineered wood products, learn more about engineered wood siding options manufactured by LP; they constitute some of the most durable siding options on the market.
See products in person at a retailer or dealer near you, and learn more about how to remove mildew from siding and other maintenance procedures at LPCorp.com/SmartSide.
There are many factors to consider: the cost to put new siding on a house, hiring a siding contractor, and choosing the most durable siding available. Getting organized can be a challenge, and that's why we've developed an easy to use worksheet to help you plan your re-side. It can serve as a way to organize your thoughts and start conversations with your contractor.Continue Reading
Move aside, Old Man Winter-it's officially springtime. Could your home's exterior use some sprucing up before you're officially ready to soak up the sun? This spring cleaning season, make sure you're showing some TLC to both the interior and exterior of your home.
Have you ever considered adding a shed to your backyard? Lately, homeowners like you are thinking beyond storage sheds and instead are using these spaces as offices, gyms and more. With the flexibility that comes from building with LP® Outdoor Building Solutions® you can add a beautiful shed to your backyard, complete with one of the most durable siding options available, LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, which also leads to easier siding maintenance.
Planning to refresh your home's trim and fascia? Hoping to change the exterior entirely with a full re-side project? No matter your plans, choosing siding and trim colors can be difficult. Mentally visualizing how your home will look with a new product is a challenge-and it's even tougher to imagine the amount of change even just updating trim will bring. That's where the LP® SmartSide® Home Visualizer, a siding visualizer tool, comes in. This free tool can help you explore home siding ideas to find the best siding color combinations for your home. Read more to find out how to use the tool-and why LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding can make all the difference for your home.