HOME EXTERIOR - Design, Function and Maintenance

Residential – Home Exterior Design, Function, and Maintenance

In the residential construction trades today one must consider the maintenance issues along with curb appeal in a day where the home owner is on the run more than ever in an every day lifestyle that continues to demand time energy and just plain lack of time for maintenance issues.

When your selection options are presented for your homes exterior design and products that are available you need an expert to bring the options to you so you can make an educated selection based on many factors. How does it look, will I have to freshen it every how often? And what ongoing maintenance issues come into play.

These homes were designed with a balance of that curb appeal and lower maintenance products that are great home owner options. Included in these options for the home owner and selected for our product feature is LP SmartSide. Learn about this option for any price point of home on the following pages.

Designed for Lasting Beauty

LP® SmartSide® trim and siding products are made from premium engineered wood for exceptional durability and beauty. Unlike wood siding, LP SmartSide products provide the protection you need from the elements. Smart homeowners know LP SmartSide trim and siding products are the right choice for lasting beauty and curb appeal.

Defining A Beautiful Home

LP SmartSide trim and siding help give your home the warm, natural look of real cedar without the worries. It’s an upgrade from vinyl siding and a beautiful, durable alternative to fiber cement. Plus, LP SmartSide products are the perfect accent to brick, stone or stucco homes.

With an extensive array of siding profiles, available in either cedar wood grain or smooth textures, you can make your home the ultimate reflection of your unique style.

Tough From The Inside Out

Every LP SmartSide product is manufactured with our proprietary SmartGuard® process to help resist decay, fungi and termites in even the harshest environments. To prove it, LP Smart-Side products are subjected to intense performance testing in Hilo, Hawaii. Our samples are still performing after experiencing conditions comparable to decades of harsh exposure.



Nothing will impact the appearance of your home more dramatically than the exterior siding. A majority of siding in the market today requires repainting over time because of fading. Many pre-finished siding companies don’t warrant against fade - but, products pre-finished with Diamond Kote offer a 30-Year No Fade Warranty.

Your peace of mind starts with the best warranty available in the industry! Diamond Kote has such confidence in the strength and durability of our coating that we offer a 30-Year No Fade Warranty which includes the first seven years of labor at no cost to the original homeowner.

You’ll enjoy the beauty of your home for many years without worrying about costly repairs and repainting.


We don’t just use any generic paint, we use a one-of-a-kind paint that is specially designed for each substrate and our technologically advanced application process. Metal oxide pigments from rocks in nature give our colors the strong base it needs to make colors last. These mineral-based pigments and other pure raw materials keep your siding vibrant and protect it from Ultraviolet rays from the sun that would cause colors to fade.

The DIFFERENCE IS Night and Day when you have the right product selection for your home including siding, trim, finishing materials and paint installed by knowledgable professionals who are trained to apply products to back industry warranties.

Curb appeal is a real thing sometimes lost in the translation of termonology in the designing and building proccess of a home. The selection process is very important and options are unlimited and can be a challenge at times. From selection of product to installation and home owner maintenance care, the right team will help you with that.

These homes in Rochester, MN show you a few more combinations to get you started with your new construction or remodeling here in this products feature section of BuildRochester.mn.


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