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LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding Installs 22% Faster: Proven Durability in Today’s Changing Market

As a building industry professional, recent market changes have likely impacted the way your business operates. As you adjust to a new normal, seeking out building material companies with proven efficiency and reliability from third-party testing can significantly influence the success of your business.

LP Building Solutions recently conducted third-party product testing, which combined material, labor and equipment data, to deliver measurable, tangible insights. The results prove engineered wood siding’s advantages, including faster installation, long-term durability and economic value.

Faster Installation

When resources are low and every moment on every job counts, working smarter—not harder—is key. Proven by third-party testing, LP SmartSide Lap Siding installs 22% faster than fiber cement lap siding. It’s easy to see how using engineered wood products could help you complete more jobs. In fact, with LP SmartSide siding it’s possible to re-side five homes in the time it takes to re-side four homes with fiber cement products. Additionally, the way LP SmartSide products are made leads to quicker installation, including:

  • LP SmartSide products weigh 39% less than fiber cement, allowing a single installer to carry up to five boards at once.
  • LP SmartSide products come in 16-foot lengths, which allows for up to 33% fewer seams and a cleaner look on the home.

Ultimately, installing lap siding becomes much more efficient when you choose LP SmartSide products.

Smoother Process

Not only do they install faster, LP SmartSide products install much easier than other options. Here’s how they contribute to a smooth installation process:

  • LP SmartSide products are less prone to breakage, making them easier and faster to handle on a jobsite.
  • LP SmartSide products undergo virtually no breakage, bowing, warping, splitting, cupping or knots so you won’t have to sift through a pile to find usable pieces.
  • LP SmartSide products don’t require special installation tools while other alternatives may.
  • LP SmartSide boards can be cut in groups of up to five pieces at a time.

Jobsite Durability

The jobsite brings risks to siding materials during construction, from impact and breakage to general dirt and grime. LP SmartSide products are engineered to withstand breakage when they’re handed up to a crew member, and the product is less prone to accidental damage during handling and installation. Plus, engineered wood’s durability allows it to resist impact and moisture, preserving it from damage and weather during the construction process.

Increased Efficiency

Efficiency and quality have always been important. But now, as a result of our ever-changing economic landscape, they are more vital than ever. With these significant market changes, it’s especially crucial that the products you choose for your builds allow you to be efficient with your time and resources.

That’s why investing in engineered wood products from companies like LP Building Solutions that back up their claims with transparency and credibility can bring you peace of mind. You’ll also be at an advantage when it comes to getting the job done efficiently without sacrificing quality—and ultimately, your clients will be pleased with the end result.

Check out how you can start building with LP SmartSide Trim & Siding.

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