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SALA Architects Remodels 1907 Victorian Home to Achieve Net-Zero Status While Preserving Traditional Aesthetic with LP® SmartSide® Lap Siding


LP Building Products, a proven leader in innovative, high-performance
building solutions, recently added a new case study to its online
product literature portfolio. The case study spotlights Stewart and
Linda Herman's net-zero Victorian era home remodeling project in
Minneapolis and Marc Sloot, Senior Associate at SALA Architects, who
chose LP® SmartSide® Smooth Texture Lap Siding, Trim and Fascia to
preserve the home's historic aesthetic, while ensuring the durability
needed to resist Minnesota's harsh winters.

With the Hermans' goal of preserving the traditional aesthetic in mind,
Sloot sought alternative products to those he'd used previously. He
says, "I saw LP SmartSide siding and asked the industry professionals'
opinions on it. They were all really positive in the things they had to
say about LP SmartSide." With this, Sloot decided to use LP SmartSide
Smooth Texture Lap Siding, Trim and Fascia for the project.

One of the ways Sloot strove for net-zero energy was through better
insulation. To increase the insulation, the entire outer "skin" of the
home was removed. At that point, SALA needed to re-side the entire home.
For architects like SALA interested in environmentally friendly builds,
LP SmartSide products are a responsible choice since they are
sustainably sourced from SFI®.

In addition to its sustainability qualities, LP SmartSide products
delivered a sought-after look that would embrace the historical look of
the home. According to Sloot, "By using LP SmartSide siding, we could
embrace and enhance the beauty that was already there."

The Minneapolis Net-Zero Victorian was completed in Spring 2017. The
Hermans say that their remodeled home has gone beyond their
expectations, in part through the use of LP SmartSide engineered wood
siding products. In terms of enhancing the original beauty, Stewart
says, "What we achieved is a 100 percent traditional look. It looks like
a brand new 1907 house."

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