Most areas of the United States and Canada are susceptible to severe hailstorms and accompanying hail damage. When hailstones fall from the sky, their speed at impact can exceed 100 miles per hour – resulting in damage to property. However, there is a silver lining to that storm cloud: LP now offers a limited warranty that includes hail damage for residential and commercial structures with LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding.
The industry-leading LP SmartSide 5/50 Limited Warranty is already one of the most competitive warranties on the market. Now, those who live in hail-prone locations have the additional peace of mind that LP SmartSide trim and siding are durable enough to stand up to hail. LP SmartSide products are warranted to resist damage from hail, up to 1.75 inches in diameter, when properly installed and maintained according to the LP application instructions. This limited warranty is good in the U.S. and Canada, and will be retroactive to January 1, 2017. Any installation on or after that date will have limited hail coverage.
The limited hail coverage is in addition to LP’s generous warranty coverage on materials and labor. LP SmartSide Trim & Siding come backed with:
See for yourself how LP SmartSide Lap Siding stood up to high-speed impact in an independent study conducted by NASA.
With comprehensive warranty coverage, builders, remodelers and architects can recommend LP products with confidence, and homeowners can enjoy lasting peace of mind. Find out where to buy LP SmartSide, or call our Customer Care Center at (888) 820-0325 to schedule a product knowledge meeting with an LP representative.
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