Maintenance3 min

Did You Know? The LP® SmartSide® Limited Warranty Beats Hardie’s by 20 Years

As a builder, you have many options when it comes to which siding material to install on new construction projects. It’s a crucial decision for your business. After all, your success depends on your reputation, and your reputation hinges on the homes you build and the quality of the materials you choose for those homes.

Since your choice of siding material matters so much, its warranty coverage matters too. When you build with LP® SmartSide® trim and siding, your customers will enjoy products with exceptional durability that look beautiful when installed on a home. You’ll enjoy a better alternative to fiber cement siding, and peace of mind knowing that the siding is covered by an industry-leading, 50-year limited warranty.

Industry-Leading Warranty Coverage Now Includes Hail Damage

At LP, our products and processes are designed to maximize your success. Each strand or fiber of our innovative engineered wood siding products are treated with the SmartGuard® process to resist termites and fungal decay. Advanced binders and special water-resistant waxes coat every strand for enhanced durability. A resin-saturated overly creates the final layer of protection against the elements, finishing off a material with long-term durability and strength. Available in different sizes in smooth and textured finishes, LP SmartSide lap siding and trim greatly enhance the curb appeal of new homes.

LP backs all siding and trim products with the LP® SmartSide® 5/50 Limited Warranty, one of the most competitive warranties on the market. The five-year, 100% labor and material replacement feature with a 50-year prorated warranty provides protection with confidence. New in 2017, the limited warranty also covers damage from hail, up to 1.75 inches in diameter, when the siding is properly installed and maintained according to the LP application instructions. A copy of the updated warranty is available at www.LPCorp.com.

When you choose LP SmartSide products, you’ll  have 20 extra years of coverage beyond the James Hardie® 30-Year Limited Warranty included with Hardie fiber cement products.

Build With Us®

Over the past 20 years, LP SmartSide siding products have consistently performed at a high level. Spend more time growing your business instead of following up on warranty claims. Find an LP SmartSide retailer today, or learn more about the benefits of becoming an LP BuildSmart Preferred Contractor.

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Renovation5 min

The Key Differences Between Tract, Spec and Custom Homebuilders

When it comes time to house hunt, there are three primary categories of residential homebuilders to choose from: tract, spec and custom builders. There are many aspects that set each apart, but here are the basics potential homebuyers should consider to ensure they’re investing in the type of home that best fits their preferences, budget and stage of life.

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Outdoor Living5 min
Building an Ice Fishing Shed Demands Durability

Ice fishing has long been one of the most popular winter pastimes in Canada and the northern U.S. All you need is access to a solidly frozen lake because a flowing river doesn’t freeze thick enough. Ice fishers typically sit in simple enclosures that protect them from the elements. These go by interchangeable names like ice shack, ice shanty, fish house or ice-fishing shed. Some enthusiasts are taking things up a notch by building deluxe sheds featuring dining areas, office space and even electricity for TVs and microwaves.

Curb Appeal5 min
Best Siding Choices For Colonial Homes

Colonial-style homes have endured among America’s favorite architecture designs since they first appeared in the late 1700s, about the same time as the birth of the United States. There’s no mistaking a classic Colonial design with other styles. Clearly identified by its two-story rectangle shape, moderately pitched roof and front door built squarely in the center, Colonial-style homes are stately, symmetrical and practical.

Outdoor Living4 min
Stay on Trend with These Top Five Backyard Trends of 2019

With fall comes perfect outdoor entertaining weather. So, avoid the stress of a packed house and the extensive indoor clean-up, and join the 47% of residents who are making their backyard an entertainment hub by taking the party outside. To get your backyard space looking Pinterest-polished, we’ve put together a list of the top five backyard trends of 2019. These simple upgrades can help turn your yard into a show-stopping spot fit for any occasion: