Let’s see how vinyl siding and engineered wood siding compare in some key areas:
LP SmartSide engineered wood siding has a higher insulation R-value than that of traditional vinyl, making homes more energy efficient.
LP SmartSide siding can withstand wind gusts up to 200 mph and comes with a 50-year warranty, while vinyl is not likely to hold up to harsh weather.
Vinyl typically costs less than engineered wood siding but offers significantly lower aesthetic value for a home.
Both LP SmartSide siding and vinyl siding require little maintenance, but vinyl is more likely to scratch, crack or warp.
LP SmartSide siding is a more durable material than vinyl 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.