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Deciding Factors in Switching to One of the Most Durable Siding Solutions on the Market

Are you a builder or remodeler who is considering the use of a new siding material? Durability is likely a top concern as you evaluate any product line. We invite you to consider the durability of LP® SmartSide® siding, which is treated to the core with the LP® SmartGuard® process. The result is an engineered durable wood material that resists damage from termites and fungal decay. LP SmartSide siding also resists hail and impact damage better than fiber cement and vinyl siding, so it’s able to stand up to harsh weather in almost any climate. In short, it’s one of the most durable siding solutions available on the market today.

“The durability of LP SmartSide products is a huge win!” says Sonja Garnett of ABC Roofing Company in Avon, Indiana. “Fiber cement often requires two or three people to carry it because it may break. If a piece breaks in transition, this causes more waste, time and money when your crew has to make a material run or you have to over-order, knowing this may be the case.”

Making an Educated Decision on Durable Wood Siding

Many professionals want to see evidence of tested durability before making siding product switches. They want to see one of the most durable wood siding options on the market in action. “For my personal home, I was deciding between LP SmartSide Lap Siding and fiber cement,” explains Dennis Shriver, owner of Hearthside Homes based in Kansas City, Missouri. “Ultimately, I decided on LP SmartSide because of the warranty, my familiarity with LP already and the durability.”

Building industry professionals are also increasingly sharing their positive experiences with the durability and workability of LP SmartSide products. Through word of mouth and reviews, they’ve answered the question of which brand is the most durable siding for a house among many choices. “Online reviews and referrals persuaded me to have confidence in using LP SmartSide siding on the Minneapolis Net Zero Victorian,” says Marc Sloot, senior associate at SALA Architects in Minneapolis. “Also, a visit with installers at the Home and Garden Show helped influence me.”

In addition to durability, many builders and remodelers are impressed by the generous warranty coverage included with LP SmartSide products. “Our customers love that LP SmartSide trim and siding products come with a five-year, 100% labor and replacement feature and 50-year prorated limited warranty on the substrate,” says Christine Hornik of Hornik Construction in Bridgeview, Illinois. “It’s one of the reasons why 80% of our siding installations now utilize LP SmartSide products.”

Work Hard and Work Smart with Durable Wood Siding

LP SmartSide Trim & Siding products represent one of the most durable house siding options you can get. For more information on LP SmartSide products and complete warranty information, visit LPSmartSide.com or call 1-888-820-0325 (Toll Free). Visit LPCorp.com/BuildSmart to learn more about the LP BuildSmart program.

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Business Advice4 min

Prepare for the 2021 Storm Season With More Weather Resistant Siding

Do you frequently build in regions with heavy rain or strong winds? 2021 is projected to be a severe storm season, which means your builds will need some extra reinforcement. Finding the most durable siding or building solution for your projects can be confusing. Thankfully there are practical ways and durable products to help prevent damage and help protect against harsh weather so you can be prepared before the storm season arrives.

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Small Home Design Ideas: Best Exterior Colors for Your Custom Smaller Home

You’re likely building more smaller houses than you were about five years ago. Homeowners across the country want affordability, energy efficiency, or simply less home to clean and maintain so they have the weekend to explore—or they’re empty nesters. Whatever the reason, they still want their small home exterior to have maximum curb appeal and have all the charm and pizzazz of a larger home.

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A Guide to Green Building Codes and Standards

Green building has moved from a trending industry practice to an industry standard. With the growth in demand for sustainable practices, there are a host of initiatives surrounding green building codes and standards. Keeping track of these standards can be difficult. We’ve created a resource for building professionals to refer to as you navigate the world of green building.

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Gable End Siding: Ideas, Options & Installation Tips

New trends in house siding often go beyond different styles and siding color ideas. Many of your clients will be interested in how to create curb appeal, and that’s where gable siding comes in. With endless design variations, gable end siding can help your clients elevate their home’s exterior and boost curb appeal.