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LP SmartSide Siding vs. Vinyl Siding

While both vinyl siding and engineered wood siding such as LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding are very popular with builders, they differ in several ways. Which material is the right choice for your home? Let’s take a closer look to compare LP SmartSide siding vs. vinyl siding.

Compare LP SmartSide Siding and Vinyl Siding

Let’s see how vinyl siding and LP SmartSide siding compare in some key areas:

Durability

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LP SmartSide siding is a natural choice for durability and comes with a 50-year limited warranty. Vinyl siding is less likely to hold up to high impacts and may exhibit damage.

Weatherability

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Third-party test results demonstrate that LP SmartSide lap siding resisted hail damage better than vinyl siding. LP SmartSide products also resist heat better than vinyl.

Cost

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Vinyl typically costs less than LP SmartSide siding but offers significantly lower aesthetic value for a home.

Maintenance

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Both LP SmartSide siding and vinyl siding require little maintenance, but vinyl is more likely to dent or warp.

Compare LP SmartSide Siding and Vinyl Siding

LP SmartSide Trim & Siding is uniquely engineered for advanced durability. Here are a few toughness tests that demonstrate impact resistance differences between LP SmartSide vs. vinyl siding.

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Proprietary Process for Better Protection

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 superior protection against extreme heat, moisture, termites, and fungal decay.

Zinc Borate
This naturally derived additive helps engineered wood resist damage from termites and fungal decay.
Resins
Engineered wood stands up to impact and survives freeze/thaw cycles due to resins that offer incredible strength.
Waxes
Designed to resist moisture, waxes coat each strand to offer enhanced durability in humid environments.
Overlay
This final element of protection resists moisture intrusion, providing a durable base for a finished look.
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