Let’s see how traditional wood and engineered wood siding compare in some key areas:
Whereas traditional wood is sourced from trees such as cedar and redwood, engineered wood uses treated wood strands combined with wax and resin binders for strength.
With its high flexibility factor, LP SmartSide engineered wood siding installs easily and may be quicker to install.
Traditional wood is highly biodegradable and not treated, while LP SmartSide treated engineered wood trim & siding can withstand wind gusts up to 200 mph and comes with a 50-year limited warranty.
Engineered wood is typically less expensive than traditional wood.
While traditional wood demands nearly constant maintenance, LP SmartSide Trim & Siding requires less. Use this simple checklist for cleaning and maintenance that will help keep your siding looking beautiful.
LP SmartSide siding is a more durable material than traditional wood because of its proprietary SmartGuard® manufacturing process. This process ensures that every strand of wood is treated with a carefully formulated mix of resins, waxes, and zinc borate and finished with an overlay to offer complete protection against extreme heat, moisture, termites, and fungal decay.