On the jobsite, siding tips and tricks that come directly from building professionals like you can help make installing lap siding simple and efficient. And when you use one of the most durable siding options on the market, LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, the process is even easier.
Let’s catch up with Tim Uhler, who leads the popular Instagram channel Awesome Framers and carpentry at Pioneer Builders, to address a few common questions about LP SmartSide products, the installation process and durability.
The ease of installing lap siding depends on efficiency. Two factors that impact efficiency are how the product is made and the tools pros can use to install it. For example, LP SmartSide installation tools consist only of standard woodworking tools because LP SmartSide siding is an engineered wood product. “I don’t need any specialized cutting or drilling tools for LP SmartSide products,” explains Uhler. Watch to hear more about his experience installing engineered wood siding.
“This little piece of flashing can save you thousands of dollars in home repairs,” Uhler mentions. Be sure to install flashing correctly so it functions properly and you maintain the limited LP SmartSide warranty. See how the pros do it here.
Pieces of LP SmartSide siding can be cut several boards at a time—so why not prime cut ends the same way? In a siding tip that’s sure to save you time, Uhler shows us how he prime cuts ends quickly and for very little cost. Check out this video to see his method.
Because it is engineered, durable wood siding doesn’t get much stronger than LP SmartSide Trim & Siding. Whether you’re installing siding in a hail-prone area or simply near a golf course, the siding you choose should be able to stand up to impact. To prove how LP SmartSide siding does just that, Uhler tested it against a golf ball. “You’ll see that it doesn’t even dent the siding,” he observed. Watch the demonstration in the following video.
You heard it straight from the pros—LP SmartSide Trim & Siding is a durable, versatile siding solution that is easier to install than other siding options. Thanks in part to our proprietary LP® SmartGuard® Process, LP SmartSide products stand up better to whatever the jobsite brings their way, making them a great choice for building professionals. See how you can build with LP SmartSide products for your next project here.
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We’re joining Oscar Trejo, LP Technical Sales Manager, for a typical day on the job sharing his knowledge about one of the most durable siding solutions available—LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding. Trejo dedicates his time to providing construction training for building professionals, assisting on the jobsite, and leading his team at LP.
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