Putting It In Perspective: LP® SmartSide® House Trim vs. MiraTEC® Trim
by Amy Lindholm, December 8, 2016
Recently a competitor that also produces engineered wood house trim completed a study which led to the statement that LP® SmartSide® trim swells significantly more than its product. We wanted to take a moment to put this statement into perspective. The reality of that measurement is 1/600th of an inch.
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Like all wood products, composite wood house trim will expand and contract when exposed to changes in weather. This is a process known as edge swell. In a test conducted by MiraTEC®, there is less than six one-hundredths of an inch diﬀerence when comparing the edge swell of 4/4 MiraTEC trim to 440 LP® SmartSide® Trim.* The actual difference between LP SmartSide Trim and MiraTEC trim is equivalent to the thickness of two to three business cards. Are they making a mountain out of a molehill? We think so.
The Bottom Line – LP® SmartSide® is Proven Tough
The real advantage of LP SmartSide Trim is how it’s made. All LP SmartSide products are treated to the core with LP’s exclusive SmartGuard® process to help resist fungal decay and termites.
LP SmartSide products give you the rich look of cedar, the durability to stand up to harsh weather and the confidence of LP’s industry-leading 5-/50-Year Limited Warranty. See LPSmartSide.com for complete warranty details.
Build with Quality
LP oﬀers much more than trim and siding products. In fact, we’re a company that has pioneered engineered wood products for framing, sheathing and cladding entire structures. LP is an innovator that has met the demands of the building industry by delivering proven materials for more than 40 years.
LP understands a company’s reputation is a reﬂection of its work. That’s why we place quality, performance and durability first when manufacturing our engineered wood products. To see why LP SmartSide Trim & Siding is one of the fastest-growing siding brands in the U.S., visit LPSmartSide.com.
* Measurements based on publicly disclosed results from MiraTEC ANSI 135.6 Cyclic Soak/Dry Test (Weatherability of Substrate).
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