For more than three decades residents in Pierce County, Washington have trusted award-winning builder Mike Schwartz Construction for their additions, remodels and custom home projects.
In May of 2016, Schwartz bought a single-story ranch style house in Puyallup, Washington to remodel for him and his family to live in. For the exterior remodel, he sought out trim and siding products that would install easily and provide long-lasting quality and beautiful aesthetics. He chose to use LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding prefinished with ColorStrand™.
Schwartz had used LP SmartSide Trim & Siding on many homes in the past and had often recommended it to his customers. He wanted to install it himself and needed a durable siding product that would be easy to handle and work with.
Many remodelers choose LP SmartSide treated engineered wood siding because it reduces the time you spend dealing with warped and split pieces when properly stored and applied. Virtually every piece leaves the mill straight and ready to use.
Schwartz also wanted to use a siding product that would hold up to the weather in the rainy Pacific Northwest. “I like it because it has the 50-year warranty, but more importantly up here we’re concerned with rain and moisture.”
Once Schwartz had sourced his prefinished LP SmartSide Trim & Siding, he got started on the installation. He especially values the prefinished material and recommends it to his homeowners. “The price eventually levels out,” said Schwartz.
He noted that the installation process was not difficult. “LP SmartSide siding is sixteen feet where fiber cement is twelve,” says Schwartz. “It just looks better and goes up easier.”
The remodel was completed in July of 2017. Schwartz was satisfied with the overall aesthetic of the home, choosing a timeless deep gray on the lap and shake. With the 5/50-year limited warranty and every piece treated with the SmartGuard® process to resist termites and fungal decay, Schwartz has peace of mind that his home will withstand the elements and look great for years to come. And in a place that experiences high rainfall, having confidence in your material is of the upmost importance.
LP SmartSide siding offered up the durable beauty that Mike Schwartz was looking for and is just one of the many products from LP, the proven leader in high-performance building solutions.