Why You Can Believe in LP® SmartSide® Siding, Part 2: Durability
by Amy Lindholm, June 23, 2016
You can define the look of a home by choosing particular types of exterior cladding. You can even mix and match options for a custom look. However, not all siding materials offer durability when faced with severe weather, airborne storm debris and everyday bumps. Vinyl and fiber cement are more brittle than engineered wood siding, making them susceptible to breaking and cracking. Here’s more about why LP® SmartSide® products have demonstrated nearly 20 years of proven durability.
Everyday Durability for Everyday Bumps
Because they are made with a combination of wood fiber and industrial-grade binders and resins, LP® SmartSide® products withstand impact from airborne debris and everyday wear-and-tear better than many other siding products. LP SmartSide engineered wood siding resists breaking, cracking, splitting, warping, splintering and buckling. It’s also less likely to break or crack during installation, resulting in less waste and a lower installation cost. SmartSide offers the kind of toughness that helps keep a home looking great for years.
SmartGuard®: Smart Protection for a Home
You can’t match the durability of a treated engineered wood product. LP SmartSide siding panels and house trim are treated to the core with an advanced formula of binders, waxes and zinc borate before being bonded with a water-resistant, resin-saturated overlay. Thanks to the SmartGuard process, SmartSide products withstand extreme temperatures, high humidity, freeze/thaw cycles, fungal decay and termites. We’ve even tested SmartSide product’s durability in the harsh jungle environment of Hilo, Hawaii – where termites thrive and 170 inches of rain fall annually– and it remains structurally sound for years.
Build it Better with LP
LP has your back with an industry-leading prorated 50-year limited warranty. With two decades of proven performance, it’s easy to see why LP SmartSide is one of the fastest-growing brands of siding materials in the U.S. See complete warranty details.