Let’s see how LP SmartSide siding and DuraTemp siding compare in some key areas:
Whereas DuraTemp panel is a panelized plywood product with a softwood core veneer and a hardboard face veneer, LP SmartSide siding uses treated wood strands combined with a resin binder for strength.
DuraTemp panel siding provides a singular option for your home’s look, but LP SmartSide siding products allow you to customize a look you’ll love with versatile options like smooth and cedar texture lap siding, panel and vertical siding, trim, shakes, soffit and more.
LP SmartSide products boast four components of protection from the SmartGuard® process for added strength while DuraTemp siding relies on a plywood veneer inner core that may absorb water faster than engineered wood.
DuraTemp siding may require more frequent maintenance if the finish fails to provide adequate protection, while LP SmartSide Trim & Siding products are designed to deliver years of protection with periodic easier maintenance.
LP SmartSide siding is a more durable material than DuraTemp siding, in part 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 superior protection against extreme heat, moisture, termites, and fungal decay.