3 Simple Steps to Plan Your Siding Project
You may already know that it’s time to re-side your home. But where do you start? Follow these three simple steps to plan your house siding project with LP® CanExel® siding to help ensure that your home looks its best.
- Get inspired. Most people get their first impression of your home when they see it from the curb. What do you want your home to say about you? In order to know what you want, you must first explore the possibilities. As you’re commuting to work or taking an evening stroll, pay attention to the homes you pass by. Take note of the cladding on the homes that appeal to you. For more house siding ideas and inspiration, check out the photos in our Gallery.
- Choose your colour and style. Once you’ve determined your overall design, it’s time to make decisions about the colour and style of your house siding. Explore all of the Colours available to you and think about which ones complement existing elements of your home, such as brick, stone facades and the roof. Also begin to picture which siding style would look best on your home. Do you prefer Ridgewood D-5™, which has the look of Dutch lap siding? The elegant cedar appearance of Ced’R-Vue®? Or how about versatile Ultra Plank™, which can be installed vertically or diagonally? Whichever colour and style you choose, make sure it says what you want it to say about you.
- Visualize your results. Bring your dream to life with our Visualizer tool. Simply choose from a selection of sample homes and then change the house siding colour to complement the roof, windows, doors and trim. Play around until you find your favorite combination. This will help you make an informed decision so you can be confident that you’re getting the look you’ve always wanted.
Find a Retailer to Start Your Home Renovation
We recommend that you buy CanExel prefinished lap siding from an approved retailer. For the largest selection, buy CanExel from preferred dealers that stock our full line of lap siding. To find a retailer near you, enter your postal code on our Where To Buy page.
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Amy Lindholm is the Brand Manager at LP Corp overseeing all Siding brand management activities including strategic plan development, media and digital communication. She has over 15 years of marketing and brand management experience in full-service marketing agencies with an emphasis on brand development, consumer merchandising, and retail sales promotion management working with large blue-chip clients. She also has a B.S. from New York University. She combines two of her loves, travel and racing, to compete in half or full marathons and triathlons across the globe.