Flying debris carried by strong winds during a severe storm can wreak havoc on your home’s exterior. Aside from shattered window glass and torn roof shingles, punctures and dents may also become apparent on your siding. Given how it plays an integral role in your home’s curb appeal, you must know what to do if it suffered storm damage.read more
Snow days and hailstorms are usually reason enough not to do any work on your siding in the middle of a Minnesotan winter. However, if you’re lucky enough to find several days of clear weather somewhere during the season, you’ll be happy to know that replacing your siding even during winter has some very surprising benefits.read more
Ultimately, the design decisions about your roofing, siding and any other part of your exteriors are all up to you. While your remodeling contractor can suggest a few tweaks here and there, the choices you make can all be based on your own preferences. Unfortunately, not many homeowners have experience choosing wisely when it comes to exterior designs, resulting in homes with less than favorable appeal.read more
The purpose of your siding extends far beyond curb appeal. Yes, a beautiful exterior is pleasant to look at, and appeal is one of the most important functions of your siding, but it does have other more practical uses. Siding serves as the “skin” of your home, and it, along with your roofing system, is responsible for protecting your home against the elements.
LP® Building Solutions is taking the lead in the building products sector. The industry is growing fast in terms of technology, digitization and product innovation. A skilled labor talent crunch could set many industry stalwarts back on their heels. LP Building Solutions, though, is showing how to thrive in this hyper-pressurized environment. Here’s how it’s affecting customers and suppliers.
Efflorescence is common with most types of concrete, stucco and masonry. These materials are very porous and will absorb any moisture in which they come into contact. This has been a problem for fiber cement siding manufacturers for many years. Unlike fiber cement, engineered wood siding will not effloresce.
Painting your siding is a cost-effective way of updating your exterior. But before you can start, you need to prep your siding first. Otherwise, the paint might not stick to your siding.
Maintenance is important to maintaining the visual appeal of your exterior. Unfortunately, not everyone has the time for it.
Keep in mind that some materials are more prone to damage and require more maintenance. By replacing these materials with low-maintenance alternatives, you can create a low-maintenance exterior.
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Louisiana-Pacific (LP) Corporation is one of today’s leaders in engineered wood building materials. They have recently released their 2016 fourth quarter and year-end results. Krech Exteriors is proud to be a leading certified source for their top-quality siding products, such as their SmartSide™ line of siding products. We’re excited to report that the future’s looking bright for LP Corporation.read more