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Exterior Trends

DESIGN AN EXTERIOR WITH LOTS OF CURB APPEAL

Curb appeal, curb appeal, curb appeal. If you need exterior design inspiration, we cover everything from innovative, energy-efficient building products to affordable and beautiful landscaping ideas.

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Why Engineered Wood Is a Solid Siding Choice

LP SmartSide Lap Siding

Homes are covered in great swaths of siding, which is a big investment. So, it’s important to choose a product that is both durable and beautiful. It’s understandable if you’re unsure which material to invest in with so many diverse options in the market today! Each type of siding has its best uses and pros and cons, but here’s why so many homeowners building across the entire United States think engineered wood is a great choice.


Fall in Love with Regional Architecture

Southern homes such as this one are known for their unending charm and relaxation.

The United States is a place with many vibrant cultures and styles, as people from all around the world have and continue to influence our land. Broken down into five sections—the South, Southwest, Northeast, Midwest, and West—every region of the country has its own unique and unmistakable flair based off of both geographic location and the lifestyles of those who live there.


Exterior Products for a Low-Maintenance Home

Boral Roofing

It’s no secret that home maintenance can be a pain. What can seem like a never-ending to-do list of projects both inside and out can overwhelm the average homeowner. But maintaining the beauty of your home doesn’t have to be a struggle. By choosing the right exterior products for it, your home can retain its style and functionality while reducing the need for maintenance. With a few simple product decisions, an upgrade to a current home or added protection to a new build is easier than ever. There is already so much to get done around the house, so consider some of these options that can help reduce the maintenance workload, as well as the stress.


How to Give a Home a Welcoming Entrance

Therma-Tru Fiber-Classic Mahogany Collection

An entryway sets the tone of a new home build. That first impression is crucial! Potential buyers need to be able to envision themselves greeting loved ones here, or enjoying a sunset on their new home’s front porch. Perfect this all-important and welcoming space by choosing the proper front door system and great accents to go with it!


The Amazing Benefits of Engineered Wood Siding

LP SmartSide Lap Siding

Choosing products for your new home takes a number of variables into account. You have to consider cost, style, maintenance, and durability, and most homeowners find that the perfect solution eludes them. When it comes to siding, there’s a range of materials available, and they couldn’t be more different between their installation requirements and how they perform over time. Here are the reasons why engineered wood siding is a great choice across the board!


Home Siding Engineered to Protect Against Hail

LP SmartSide Lap Siding

They may not happen as often as other weather events, but hailstorms can do serious damage to your home. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), hail causes an annual average of more than a billion dollars in damage to property and crops, and while the worst affected area known as Hail Alley encompasses a triangle from west Texas up through South Dakota and out to Missouri, major hailstorms have occurred in all 50 states. With storm intensity and incidence increasing, it’s only natural that homeowners want to invest in siding that’s up to the challenge—here’s what you should know.