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.”
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.”
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.
With temperatures dropping, insulation and protecting new construction against the elements are top of mind. Of course, builders must consider how insulated wall sheathing can help meet code requirements and contribute to the overall performance of the building envelope. However, they must also carefully consider potential moisture problems both during and after the build and the potential impacts of freeze/thaw cycles. With the season of potential hard freezes followed by fast warm-ups upon us, let’s explore methods for choosing the best house sheathing for cold climates.Continue Reading
With housing demand at an all-time high, builders do not have the ability to halt home construction during the winter months. Builders can work safely year round, even building houses during winter with planning and preparation. Advanced products and installation methods allow work to be performed during wet and very cold temperatures, but builders also need to consider winter safety for construction workers.
Engineered wood siding has long been considered a trustworthy exterior product for single-family homes, but it is often overlooked for multifamily and commercial construction. LP® SmartSide® products are versatile enough for a range of builds beyond traditional single-family homes. Take a look at the homes featured in Madison Parade of Homes for siding inspiration and to see how LP SmartSide Trim & Siding might suit your building needs.
If 2020 was the year of uncertainty, then 2021 was a year spent adjusting to new norms. What kind of year will 2022 be? We checked in with LP Building Solutions executives to reflect on the past year and to get their predictions for the year to come.