CarraraFinishes is a more durable, affordable alternative to three-coat stucco and synthetic foam-based systems. The non-cementitious trowel-on membrane is applied directly on top of ½-inch LP SmartSide Panels—after joints are taped and finished and the surface primed. Available in five textures and thousands of colors, it’s also said to be highly resistant to cracks and dents. LP. 888-820-0325. www.lpcorp.com.