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Renovation4 min

Smooth Finish or Cedar Texture: Which Siding Finish Will You Choose?

More and more, homeowners and contractors are becoming aware of the outstanding benefits of installing LP® SmartSide® engineered wood siding on homes and commercial structures. Thanks to the proprietary SmartGuard® process, all LP SmartSide products resist damage from extreme temperatures, moisture and termites. It’s a level of performance that few other siding products can match.

The SmartGuard process offers four components of protection against fungal decay and termites. Wood strands and fibers used in LP SmartSide trim and siding are treated with zinc borate to help protect against fungal decay and termites. The strands or fibers are then combined with special water-resistant waxes and industrial-grade binders and resins. The waxes enhance durability in rainy and humid environments, while the binders provide added strength and durability to the finished product.

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Details to Bring Out the Beauty

But LP SmartSide products aren’t just incredibly durable and tough. They’re also beautiful! With LP SmartSide trim and siding, you get the versatility to create a truly custom look for an exterior with multiple profiles and finishes. Lap, panel, soffit and trim are all available in both cedar texture and smooth finishes.

  • Cedar Texture finish. Realistic, deep cedar-grain texture and defining shadow lines create the look of real wood.
  • Smooth finish. For a traditional look that accentuates the architectural features of any home, choose smooth finish.
  • Reversible trim. For greater project flexibility, get reversible trim with the natural look of cedar on one side and a smooth finish on the other.
  • Cedar Texture or Smooth soffit. LP SmartSide building soffits are a perfect alternative to vinyl, MDO and plywood soffits, in a finish that coordinates with your siding.

     

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Regardless of the finish you choose, all LP SmartSide products are pre-primed for excellent paint adhesion. Plus, their 16-foot lengths can result in faster installation and fewer seams for maximum curb appeal.

Where to Find LP® SmartSide® Products

Get versatile design options, beautiful curb appeal and easy maintenance when you choose LP SmartSide products for your next project. Find a dealer near you that sells LP SmartSide engineered wood lap siding types, engineered wood panel products, engineered wood siding corner trim and more!

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Renovation2 min

Master the Steps to Re-Siding a House with Our Re-Siding Prep Worksheet

There are many factors to consider: the cost to put new siding on a house, hiring a siding contractor, and choosing the most durable siding available. Getting organized can be a challenge, and that’s why we’ve developed an easy to use worksheet to help you plan your re-side. It can serve as a way to organize your thoughts and start conversations with your contractor.

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Outdoor Living3 min
OUTDOOR SPRING CLEANING CHECKLIST: HOW TO GET YOUR BACKYARD READY FOR SPRING

Move aside, Old Man Winter—it’s officially springtime. Could your home’s exterior use some sprucing up before you’re officially ready to soak up the sun? This spring cleaning season, make sure you’re showing some TLC to both the interior and exterior of your home.

Maintenance3 min
HOW DO YOU CLEAN EXTERIOR WOOD SIDING?

Thanks to the quality of the factory finishing process, prefinished LP® SmartSide® engineered wood siding options have a uniform finish that is long-wearing and weathers evenly, creating less maintenance for the homeowner in the long term.

Trends6 min
How to Take Advantage of Popular Shed Trends and Add to Your Backyard

Have you ever considered adding a shed to your backyard? Lately, homeowners like you are thinking beyond storage sheds and instead are using these spaces as offices, gyms and more. With the flexibility that comes from building with LP® Outdoor Building Solutions® you can add a beautiful shed to your backyard, complete with one of the most durable siding options available, LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, which also leads to easier siding maintenance.