Category Archives: Siding


Case Study: Essex Home Improvements Uses LP® SmartSide® Siding to Provide Superior Aesthetics, Ease of Installation

A New Jersey–based family owned and operated business, Essex Home Improvements provides general contracting services with a specialization in exterior


Case Study: Bay Area Contracting Uses LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding to Build Strong Relationships and Foster Customer Satisfaction

Dean Adams, owner of Bay Area Contracting in Traverse City, Mich., along with his wife, Tricia, prides himself on running


Why You Should Hire a Professional Remodeler

National Home Remodeling month is still underway and well-known industry organization the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is helping


Baths Beat Out Kitchens For 2013’s Top Remodeling Project

In celebration of National Home Remodeling Month this May, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently released its quarterly


Case Study: Executive Homes Finds Job Site Durability, Ease of Installation in LP SmartSide Siding

In the Indianapolis custom home market, quality is a key component to success. But Executive Homes sets itself apart by


LP SmartSide Trim & Siding Sponsors Home Designed For Women

Alabama builder Rachel Brown Homes recently constructed a home designed specifically with women in mind, using LP SmartSide products for


Exterior Appeal (and Evolution) of Residential Siding Options

Residential exterior siding can dramatically affect curb appeal. Finding a siding product that provides curb appeal, pleases the client and


National Housing Markets Are Seeing Continued Progress

The National Association of Home Builders recently released the January NAHB/First American Leading Markets Index, which showed 56 housing markets


Case Study: Hearndon Construction Provides Curb Appeal at Affordable Price Point with LP SmartSide Trim & Siding

A single-family residential builder and developer located in Chesapeake, Va., Hearndon Construction has been in business since 1974, building over


Case Study: Cobblestone Homes Knows How to Keep the Customer Satisfied Now and for Years to Come

Midland, Michigan Project Summary Seeking products that deliver above and beyond homeowner expectations for true long-term satisfaction for its customers,


Sealant Top Tips for Siding Installation

EW: Why are the quality and proper use of sealants important? LO: You want to protect your brand equity and


Industry Spotlight: Five Star Industries

With over 25 years of experience building barns, Indianapolis-based Five Star Industries discovered a solution to provide consistent quality for


LP SmartSide Siding Expands Prefinished Solutions Nationally

LP® Building Products has reinforced the availability of prefinished LP® SmartSide® trim and siding in a new standard color palette


Case Study: The Cottages at Lakeshore Withstand the Elements with LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding—One Product for All Climates

Cottage Home Holland, Mich. Project Summary With a niche building custom homes along Lake Michigan, Cottage Home
is dedicated to providing


Siding Materials Tested Head-to-Head in Lab

Treated engineered wood siding has better impact resistance than fiber cement siding material, according to a recent residential siding evaluation.


Choose Durable Residential Siding

Spring is a great time to reside your house, whether to increase your home’s value or to replace damaged siding,


Engineered Wood at 2013 Show Village

This year’s Professional Builder’s Show Village at the International Builders’ Show focuses on energy efficiency in modular living, with three


Siding Gets Smart

Over the next several years, above-average gains are expected in the siding market, according to a report from Freedonia, a


Case Study: Lennar Homes Turns to Treated Engineered Wood Siding as Vinyl Alternative

As a leader in the Minnesota home building market, Lennar Homes strives to build the highest quality homes, explained Tim


Stronger Siding with Engineered Wood (AIA Course Offerings)

When it comes to selecting siding for a home, builders need materials that can provide both strength and durability. Products


Case Study: Frontera Homes Discovers High-End Homes Possible Without High-End Prices

Frontera Homes, a premier homebuilder based in Cypress, Texas, was founded in 2008 when, as Michael Jones explains, he and


Case Study: CR Construction Finds Durability and Longevity in Alternative Stucco System

CR Construction is a family business specializing in custom luxury home construction in the Lubbock, Tex., area. Founded in 2003


Extreme Green: Part 2

A year ago, Jeff Wilson, the star of several programs on HGTV and the DIY network began a deep energy


Case Study: Capstone Development provides comfort and energy efficiency for families of injured veterans as part of Operation Lakeshore

Since 2006, hundreds of injured military service members have taken part in Lakeshore Foundation’s Lima Foxtrot program in Homewood, Alabama. The program


Case Study: Roth Homes turns to Engineered Wood to Build Affordable Move-up Homes

Founded in 1991, Roth Homes is a family-owned and operated business in Boise, Idaho, who have stated that their mission


All The Trimmings: Trim Gives Your Homes The Perfect Touch

Choosing the right trim has many benefits. It can reduce waste, speed installation, give your homes tremendous curb appeal, help


Stuck on Wood

With a history reaching back centuries, stucco has been considered a premium exterior wall coating in the United States for


Shelter From The Storms

It’s been more than a year and a half since a massive earthquake shook Haiti in January 2010, and the


Engineering Futures, Rebuilding Dreams

At Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, rebuilding and helping dreams come true is all in a day’s work for the show’s


Engineered for Extremes

The team at ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition reality TV show rebuilds houses across the country, from the unforgiving deserts


Beyond Homes

When a homebuilder needs siding that maintains its strength and beauty over the long haul, the best place to look


Facts & Figures

In late 2009, LP® Building Products shipped the 5,000,000,000th square foot of LP® SmartSide® strand siding since its reformulation in 1997. How