Brought to you by Parr Lumber - BUILDING MATERIALS INSIDER - Enhance the natural beauty of your home

PARR LUMBER - Go where the builders go!Homeowners feel the Pinterest pressure to improve curb appeal. Inspiration is found every day in magazines, on social media sites, and on home makeover shows. If your goal is to create authentic, effortless character by enhancing the natural beauty of your home, here are some valuable tips:

COMBINE MATERIALS–Most homes today use a combination of materials. Adding brick, stone, and rock to engineered wood (LP SmartSide) lap siding or fiber cement siding (James Hardie) can create a unique curb appeal and help the home stand out in the neighborhood.

ADD TEXTURE–Using multiple products to create texture is another way builders and homeowners can create a distinctive appearance. Consider using lap siding in long horizontal areas of the home and shakes, shingles, or a board and batt style in the gables. This will break up the large areas and call attention to the architectural details.

PROFILES & SHADOW LINES–Subtle changes in the exposure or reveal of lap siding is an inexpensive way to create a unique appearance. Alternating from a traditional 7" reveal to a 4" or 5" reveal every course will change the look and give the home a more custom impression.

TRIM & FASCIA–Columns, fascia, and trim can highlight period elements of your home and create architectural focus points that draw the eye to the windows, doors, or other important features.

The siding specialists at Parr Lumber are available to help you through the entire process. Visit to find a location near you.

Parr Lumber

We have 10 locations in the Portland area. Visit our website to find one near you!


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