The Winning Choice For Beautiful Curb Appeal

May 18, 2016

Time For An Upgrade

In 2011, Lake Barrington Shores Condominium Six Homeowners’ Association determined that the cedar siding on its condo units should be completely removed and replaced with a more durable alternative. An architectural firm hired to make recommendations provided three options for replacing the siding: LP® SmartSide® Siding, fiber cement siding and traditional cedar siding.

The association took into consideration the various warranties with each siding option. LP SmartSide Siding is backed by a prorated 50-year limited warranty on the substrate and a 5-year, 100% labor and replacement feature.

Making The Right Choice For Everyone

The Homeowners’ Association siding committee did an extensive review of all three siding options and determined that for this project, LP SmartSide Trim and Siding offered the most authentic look of natural cedar with the added durability that comes with choosing an engineered wood product. It was a solution that offered the rich curb appeal they desired in a community of condos clad primarily in cedar.

The Homeowners’ Association chose Inside-Out Construction to complete the siding project within one year on its 30 buildings spread across three small streets. Installing with standard woodworking tools, LP SmartSide products made it easy to complete this large project quickly with minimal disruption to the residents. In spite of delays caused by weather, Inside-Out Construction completed the project within the time frame, as promised, which meant significant cost savings for the association.

A Beautiful Finish

Janet Nievelt, president of LBS Condominium Six Homeowners’ Association, says, “Our buildings look beautiful and are the envy of the rest of our community. The robust labor and materials warranties for LP SmartSide will contribute to a very low maintenance cost for years going forward.” 

LP SmartSide is a durable alternative to cedar siding 

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Job Location: Lake Barrington Shores Condominium Six, IL

Name Of Remodeler: Inside-Out Construction

LP SmartSide Trim & Siding Contact: Amy Lindholm, Brand Manager, Siding Group