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A Deep Dive into the LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding Limited Warranty

When you’re weighing house siding options and cost, examining the warranty for each product you’re considering is important. Often, when comparing warranties the first feature you’ll notice is the number of years a warranty covers. But beyond that, the complicated language on an official warranty document can make it hard to figure out its exact details and benefits.

“Problems may arise when customers do not fully read the warranty document,” says Isaac Ojeda, Construction Service Associate, LP Building Solutions. “For example, LP’s warranty is a piece-by-piece warranty, not an all-encompassing coverage warranty. Customers may think if a few boards are not installed correctly, the entire job is affected.”

Let’s break down the limited warranty for LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding so you can be one step closer to choosing one of the most durable siding solutions on the market.

Is Siding a Good Investment?

Part of what makes your siding choice a good investment is the quality of the warranty your siding manufacturer offers. Warranties vary among types of siding, and cost of the siding you choose will vary as well. However, even if the cost of the siding seems higher than your ideal budget, a robust warranty helps make the investment worth it.

When choosing siding take another step to make sure it’s a good investment by looking for an ideal match for your geographical region, such as the best siding for cold climates or the best siding for hail-prone areas. LP SmartSide Trim & Siding boasts advanced durability that makes it one of the most durable siding solutions you can buy—and it comes with an industry-leading limited warranty.

Breaking Down the Limited LP SmartSide Warranty

The LP® SmartSide® 5/50-year limited warranty makes it easy to move forward with confidence in your siding choice. This limited warranty includes LP SmartSide lap and panel siding, shake, trim, fascia, soffit and more, all available pre-primed.

  • YEARS: The LP SmartSide 5/50-year limited warranty includes a 5-year 100% labor and material replacement warranty with a 50-year prorated limited warranty. The LP SmartSide limited warranty is also transferable.
  • PROTECTION: The LP SmartSide limited warranty covers these main areas of potential damage: fungal degradation, buckling, damage from hail up to 1.75 inches in diameter, and select structural integrity issues, which include cracking, peeling, separating, chipping, flaking or rupturing of the surface overlay. But because of our proprietary SmartGuard® process LP SmartSide siding is one of the most durable siding options on the market, and we’re confident it can resist damage from hail and much more.
  • APPLYING THE WARRANTY: If you do discover a potential warrantable problem with your LP SmartSide Trim & Siding, contact LP within 90 days of identifying the issue and before beginning any permanent repairs. It’s easy to get in touch—just give us a call or write to us. “LP has an in-house warranty department with trained team members familiar with our products,” adds Ojeda.
  • COMPETITION: How does the LP SmartSide limited warranty compare to other popular siding options? One common brand of fiber cement siding typically offers a shorter warranty: 15 years for its color siding options and 30 years for pre-primed siding. With robust coverage and complete confidence, LP SmartSide Trim & Siding leads the industry with its warranty. Check out more comparisons here.

Be sure to review complete limited warranty details for additional information and terms.

LP SmartSide Trim & Siding Industry Leading Warranty

Choosing Siding With Confidence

If you’re looking to replace your siding, your top question might be “Is siding a good investment?” With LP SmartSide Trim & Siding, you can be confident you’ve made a great choice that will represent an investment in your home’s durability and beauty. The LP SmartSide limited warranty is a big part of being confident in your investment, and because it’s made for durability, strength and beauty LP SmartSide Trim & Siding is a product you can count on as one of the most durable house siding options out there.

Ready to build? Request a quote and get connected with a contractor in your area here.

Don’t forget! LP SmartSide products are also available in 16 LP SmartSide ExpertFinish® colors, and these are covered by a 15-year finish limited warranty, in addition to the 5/50-year limited warranty. If you are interested in LP SmartSide ExpertFinish products, review the additional 15-year limited warranty.

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