New paint can update and refreshed the look of a house when the siding is in good condition. The level of difficulty for repainting siding varies greatly depending on the home’s size and your abilities. Budget may also factor in. It’s important to note that the average national cost to paint a home exterior is around $2,700, according to HomeAdvisor. (more…)
3D technology continues to shake up the construction industry in exciting ways, and now this innovation is changing the way contractors and homeowners choose LP® SmartSide® trim and siding products. Thanks to a new partnership with HOVER, LP is making it easier than ever for remodeling contractors to grow their business by allowing them to display customized house siding designs on a smartphone. (more…)
The U.S. remodeling industry continues a rosy outlook as it recorded its 20th consecutive quarter of growth in March. The index trend has only been moving upward since 2011, when remodeling activity bottomed out nationwide due to the Great Recession. The latest Residential Remodeling Index (RRI) from Metrostudy predicts the current growth trend will continue through 2020. (more…)
As contractors consider the pros and cons of engineered wood siding, the material’s sustainability can be one of the deciding factors in their choice of siding material. Many remodelers and builders are surprised to learn that LP® SmartSide® siding products are made from wood – a sustainable, renewable resource – and safe, low-emitting binding agents and resins. In fact, sustainability is at the heart of every LP product. That’s why LP sources from forest management and fiber sourcing programs that are certified under strict Sustainable Forest Initiative® (SFI) standards. (more…)
Creating an addition to your home can give you the new bedroom you need, a useful home office, or that man-cave you’ve been wanting. Adding to your home can be a nerve-wracking process though, and one where homeowners have a million decisions to make.
While choosing a house siding material for your home addition doesn’t sound like the biggest job, the choice you make will impact your budget, the style of your addition, and the overall look of your home.
Take these five factors into consideration when choosing siding for your new home addition. (more…)