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Louisiana Pacific Siding, How to Recognize it and Preventive Maintenance Tips

Does your home have LP siding? 

 

Be sure to check for any damage, diligently caulk and paint it.  Keep shrubs, trees and plants a minimum of one foot from the siding, keep sprinklers away, maintain gutters and downspouts.  See our tip sheet for more information on recognizing LP and maintenance tips. http://hipspro.com/pubs/TRIFOLD_LP-siding.pdf


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Louisiana Pacific Siding, How to Recognize it and Preventive…
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