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What is the Best Siding to Work With on the Jobsite?

“Best” means something different for every builder, but there are some universal qualifiers among builders looking for the best siding on the market. Jobsite efficiency, product durability and client satisfaction are on that list.

At LP, we have the privilege of working with skilled building professionals around the country who have chosen LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding for their builds time and again because they believe it to be the best on the market. 

Here’s what they have to say: 

One of the Most Durable Siding Options on the Market With Impressive Workability

“It’s a really easy product for even one person to work with.”
—Kyle Stumpenhorst, RR Buildings

Kyle Stumpenhorst of RR Buildings is a post-frame building expert who has gained momentum sharing his building process and results on social media. He often works on his projects solo or with a small crew, so finding an easy siding solution that pairs durability and workability is a must for him.

“I love the fact that it is so durable” says Stumpenhorst about LP SmartSide Trim & Siding, which is manufactured with advanced durability that allows it to bend without breaking.

builders exchanging lap board without breaking

As an easier-to-handle siding that is made to carry its own weight—even at 16-foot lengths—LP SmartSide products have helped Stumpenhorst tackle more jobs in less time, making it one of the easiest types of siding to install

Stumpenhorst, who has used LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® durable exterior siding for his clients, says, “I know that even with a small crew we’re going to be able to install it quicker and step back and see that big picture of a finished product.”

LP SmartSide products remain lightweight, even at longer lengths, allowing you to carry up to five boards at a time so that you can side more homes in less time. LP SmartSide ExperFinish products come prefinished, helping you take jobsite efficiency to the next level: “All I have to do is install it to spec, do my touch-ups, and it’s a job well done,” says Stumpenhorst. In a world where instant gratification is key, having a product that is prefinished and helps you get to the finish line quicker can be a game-changer for builders and their clients.

pro builder installing lp smartside trim

Easy Siding Options

Many builders are on the hunt for easy-install siding products that will lighten their load and help allow them to finish more jobs in less time. As one of the most durable siding options on the market, LP SmartSide products are designed with efficiency in mind for better building. Discover a portfolio of primed and prefinished products for better building:

Check out the full catalog of products here.

A Favorite Among Builders and Their Clients

“We really believe in and have trusted in their products for decades now, and that’s why we still recommend them to other people all the time.”
—Erik Perkins, Perkins Builder Brothers  

Durability and workability are just the first of many engineered wood siding benefits. As a builder, you’re constantly working toward that feeling of finished—and a big part of the serotonin boost that comes with a job well done has to do with the client. Are they happy with the end results? Were you able to bring their vision to life? Do you feel confident the materials you chose were a good investment for your clients? 

The Perkins Builder Brothers have been using LP products for decades, and they don’t plan to stop anytime soon.

builder installing siding on side of garage

“As local builder[s] we get lots of phone calls from people in [our] area who are wondering what kind of siding they should put on their house,” says Perkins. “And what I usually tell them is what I put on my own house: LP SmartSide Trim & Siding.”

LP SmartSide ExpertFinish products pair the beauty of a factory-finished paint job with the durability of engineered wood equipped with LP’s proprietary SmartGuard® process, which helps protect siding from moisture while being fungal decay and termite resistant, making it one of the most durable siding options on the market.

Versatile Colors Pair With an Industry-Leading Siding Warranty

“LP is unrivaled when it comes to choosing styles and colors of siding to make the homeowner happy.”
—Andy Lindus, Lindus Construction

A long-time LP SmartSide product user, Andy Lindus of Lindus Construction has also recently begun using LP SmartSide ExpertFinish products on his builds and has found success with his clients.

The colors offered in the ExpertFinish® color collection range from Snowscape White to Rapids Blue and Abyss Black with many in between. They’re offered in siding, trim and accessory options, such as pre-assembled LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish Outside Corners, so that you can help your clients create their own customized look.  

LP also offers industry-leading warranties for LP SmartSide and LP SmartSide ExpertFinish products for peace of mind. Get the details on our prorated limited warranties here

“When you factor in how LP SmartSide ExpertFinish products are made and the warranties that are available—it makes it a pretty easy decision,” Lindus concludes. 

A Tougher Siding Than Its Competitors

As you compare easy siding options, it can be overwhelming to take into consideration your own needs along with those of your crew and your clients. LP SmartSide and LP SmartSide ExpertFinish products are designed to help you finish with efficiency while providing longer-lasting durability and style. 

Not ready to make the leap? See how LP SmartSide Trim & Siding stands up to impacts compared to other products on the market. Watch it in action.

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