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LP® SmartSide® Durable Engineered Siding

LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding utilizes engineered wood strand technology that offers superior protection against hail, wind, moisture, fungal decay and termites. It is one of the most durable house siding solutions on the market, thanks in part to our proprietary SmartGuard® process.
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What Is the Most Durable Siding For A House?

While there are many factors to consider when choosing the right siding for a house, durability should always be at the top of your list. Taking a closer look at the top durable siding types might help you make the best choice based on your home’s specific needs.
engineered wood siding
Engineered Wood
As the most durable siding on the market, engineered wood combines the aesthetics of real wood with engineered wood strand technology for superior durability. Withstanding the passage of time, it’s a great choice for versatile applications.
vinyl siding
Vinyl Siding
Vinyl is a popular choice, thanks to its affordability and little need for maintenance. It is not one of the durable siding types, however, as it offers relatively low impact resistance and can be prone to cracking, melting and buckling.
fiber cement siding
Fiber Cement
Fiber cement is a versatile option that fits many different building styles—though it can be difficult to maintain in climates with excessive moisture or frequent freeze/thaw cycles, conditions that can cause breaking or cracking.
traditional wood siding
Traditional Wood
Traditional wood offers aesthetic charm, but it is prone to durability challenges associated with a naturally biodegradable material. It can be subject to damage from moisture and termites that leads to rotting and warping. It also requires frequent painting or staining.
cedar shake siding
Cedar Shake
While it boasts a rustic appearance similar to traditional wood, cedar shake siding is a more durable siding type that also offers natural insulating properties. It also requires much more maintenance than any other top of wood siding.
aluminum siding
Aluminum
Aluminum siding is usually made from aluminum coil stock, which can make it a durable siding type—though one that doesn’t always stand up to weather elements. It can be susceptible to dents and dings and requires frequent painting.

How Durable is LP SmartSide Siding?

LP SmartSide Trim & Siding is the most durable siding material on the market—but you don’t have to take our word for it! Here are a few entertaining tests we’ve subjected our siding to in order to prove that it can stand up to a variety of challenges the world can throw at it.

Is Your Siding Tough Enough? LP® SmartSide® Siding vs. Hockey Pucks

Is Your Siding Tough Enough? LP® SmartSide® Siding vs. Baseballs

Prevention Against Damage

The secret to LP SmartSide Trim & Siding's remarkable durability is LP's proprietary SmartGuard® manufacturing process. It 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 hail, 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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22% Faster To Install Than Fiber Cement Lap Siding

Backed by third-party testing, LP SmartSide Trim & Siding represents a great economic choice for building professionals. Its lighter weights, longer lengths, and durability on the jobsite can help keep budgets on track and installations running smoothly. Proven to install 22% faster than fiber cement lap siding, LP SmartSide lap siding can help you get the job done.
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Cleaning & Maintenance Tips
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LP has your back with industry-leading warranties. When you install LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, you can build with confidence in the product to

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