Press Releases

January 25, 2019

LP Building Solutions Expands Portfolio with LP® SmartSide® Smooth Trim & Siding and LP WeatherLogic Air & Water Barrier

New Solutions Support LP’s Growing Whole Home System

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 25, 2019) – LP Building Solutions is expanding its portfolio of solution-driven products for the homeowner and building industry professionals with the introduction of LP SmartSide Smooth Trim & Siding and the LP WeatherLogic Air & Water Barrier system. The introduction of the two products marks another way LP, a proven leader in innovative, high-performance building solutions, strives to help the industry build better.

“We are proud to bolster our portfolio of high-performance products with two new solutions that will prove beneficial in multiple phases of the design and construction process,” said Brad Southern, LP’s CEO. “We are constantly working to deliver better products for better results, and LP SmartSide Smooth Trim & Siding and the LP WeatherLogic Air & Water Barrier system are outcomes of our commitment to this.”

LP SmartSide Smooth Trim & Siding

LP SmartSide Smooth Trim & Siding continues to provide advanced durability for longer-lasting beauty, but is now available in a smooth finish.

“For the past several years, our customers have been asking for a solution that provides the durability of LP SmartSide with a smooth aesthetic. We are thrilled to be launching just that. Our new LP SmartSide Smooth Trim & Siding leverages our durable strand technology, now in a smooth finish,” said Derek Blank, LP’s Senior Brand Manager for LP SmartSide. “Our customers work hard to design and build homes that reflect a homeowner’s style. Now they can get that style, along with the advanced durability of LP SmartSide for longer-lasting beauty in smooth or cedar grain textures.”

As the latest addition to the LP SmartSide line of high-performance products, LP SmartSide Smooth Trim & Siding continues to offer the appearance of traditional wood with the advanced durability of treated engineered wood. LP SmartSide Smooth Trim & Siding is backed by an industry-leading 5/50-year limited warranty and features LP’s innovative SmartGuard® manufacturing process. This process helps the products resist termites and fungal decay, for long-term strength and durability in a variety of weather conditions.

LP WeatherLogic Air & Water Barrier

LP WeatherLogic Air & Water Barrier system gives builders an easy-to-install weather-resistant barrier (WRB) option that will help protect homes during construction, promote a clean jobsite and help secure energy efficiency for years to come. The system consists of two products: a 4-by-8 structural OSB with an integrated, weather-resistant overlay, and the LP WeatherLogic Seam & Flashing Tape, a specially formulated acrylic tape with squeegee for ease of installation.

The panels install just like regular sheathing. After the panels are fastened, the seams are securely taped using an advanced pressure-sensitive acrylic tape featuring one of today’s highest quality acrylic adhesives, which is AAMA 711-13 approved. The WeatherLogic Air & Water Barrier system provides builders assurance that the home has a continuous exterior air and water barrier for a tight building envelope that is also vapor permeable to allow moisture to escape.

“Efficiency – in all of its forms – is a priority for us at LP,” said Marcelle Lacy, LP’s Senior Corporate Brand Manager for OSB and EWP. “With our WeatherLogic Air & Water Barrier system, builders install protection they can count on in less time while enhancing the home or building’s energy efficiency. We are particularly proud of all this product has to offer as well as a 30-year warranty which is longer than the usual house wrap warranties.”


About LP Building Solutions As a proven leader in high performance building solutions, LP Building Solutions manufactures uniquely engineered, innovative building products that meet the demands and needs of the building industry. Its extensive product portfolio includes durable and dependable exterior siding and trim systems, engineered wood framing and structural panels for single-family homes, multifamily projects, repair & remodel markets, light commercial facilities and outdoor buildings. LP also provides industry leading service and warranties to help customers build smarter, better and faster. Founded in 1973, LP is a global company headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, and traded on the New York Stock exchange under LPX. For more information, visit LPCorp.com.