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Proven Productivity: Primed LP® SmartSide® Trim & Lap Siding Installs 30% Faster Than Fiber Cement

As a builder, it can be difficult to trust product claims without proof. With LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, we’ve prioritized substantiating our claims. When you’re looking for the most durable siding options that will help you use your resources well, you need to know the claims a manufacturer makes are going to mean something to you—on the jobsite and when it comes to your bottom line. 

That’s why we partnered with RSMeans, a trusted construction data analytics company, to test our engineered wood siding products against a top competitor—fiber cement. We’re proud to reveal the results and show you how using LP SmartSide products can help you build more efficiently with durable siding designed to perform.

Setting Up the Test: Engineered Wood Siding vs. Fiber Cement

RSMeans designed an installation test in a weather-controlled environment with the same professional crew of installers for each product’s installation. LP SmartSide products and fiber cement products were both installed on identical structures over the same amount of square footage. 

The Results Are In

LP SmartSide products outperformed fiber cement in several key efficiency metrics, including installation speed, waste and build cycle. Notably, primed LP SmartSide lap siding installed 30% faster than fiber cement lap siding.

The Durable Siding Difference

What helped LP SmartSide products perform so well? From lighter weights to longer lengths, LP SmartSide products’ advanced durability makes a big difference when it comes to your business. When you use LP SmartSide products, you can run your business more productively with a product designed for efficiency on your side.

The Bottom Line

It all adds to up to more completed siding jobs in less time. Click the infographic below to see how many primed LP SmartSide siding jobs you can complete compared to fiber cement jobs!

Looking for more on LP SmartSide Trim & Siding’s advanced durability? Learn more here.