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LP Smart Siding Project

Independence LP Smart Siding Installers

This home was built in the 1880’s just blocks away from the historic Truman home in Independence, MO. We installed pre-finished LP SmartSIde Lap Siding, Azek frieze board, Fypon crown molding, & Vinyl bead board as an accent under the soffit.

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Of the many remodeling projects done for the home’s exterior, siding replacement may be the most common. Siding is needed to keep the home functioning properly as well as maintain the ever-important curb appeal. When done correctly, new siding can address both concerns without compromising on goals.

Recently, the team at Smart Exteriors was called to help restore the exterior of a home located in Independence, MO that was built in the 1880s. The home happened to be in the same neighborhood of a very historic landmark—located just blocks away from the home of former US president Mr. Harry Truman.
Being part of a project like this one was most definitely a privilege for our team at Smart Exteriors. The Argo Siding Project, as we called it, was unique in the challenges presented to our crew—and we were eager to use our expertise to upgrade the home without losing sight of its extensive past and history. After discussing the project with the owners, we learned that they understandably wanted to restore the home’s original look and detail. However, they were also hoping to improve it with more modern materials that offered superior protection and required very little maintenance to preserve the home into the future.

We figured out to accomplish this challenge by using LP SmartSide lap panels. As certified LP SmartSiding installers, we know this product inside and out and knew it would be perfect for the job. The lap panels were pre-finished by Wasau in a Diamond Kote color known as Pelican. This color is a light gray that offers a timeless look that encourages a sense of relaxation. We were fortunate enough to catch a break in the project thanks to the wall section lengths. Being less than 16’ allowed us to install our 16’ LP panels with only three seams on the entire home.

The real challenge came when it was time for the detail work. We needed to recreate the detailed trim while maintaining the low maintenance requirement. The Frieze board above the siding is actually made from solid PVC from Azek, while the vertical bands below the soffits were addressed with vinyl beadboard soffit material done in harbor grey. The crown molding was manufactured by Fypon and painted white to add to the timeless look of the house. Finally, we wrapped the fascia in white aluminum to complete the classic look.

When it was all said and done, the project was completed exactly to specifications. The home was beautifully restored to reflect its historical roots while receiving a much-needed upgrade to reduce maintenance requirements and enhance performance.