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Hurricane & Wind Resistant Siding

As any homeowner who has experienced wind damage to siding can attest, hurricanes or high-wind events can present a potent threat to a home. Whether you are a resident of Florida or the east coast or you are someone looking for siding in high wind zones, choosing hurricane resistant siding can go a long way to protect your home—and all your loved ones inside it.

Prevention Against Damage

During storms, siding is typically damaged either by gusts of high wind or wind-driven rain blown into cavities. High wind rated siding such as LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding comes with inherent impact resistance and moisture protection—but it also must be installed properly. Following practices such as careful detailing around windows or leaving an air gap between the moisture barrier and the backside of the siding to promote drainage and ventilation can go a long way to help a home avoid wind damage to siding.
LP SmartSide siding
LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding
LP SmartSide products are built to stand up to high winds and prolonged exposure to moisture
fiber cement siding
Fiber Cement
Fiber cement lap siding can be dented from debris. Its absorptive qualities also make it hard to maintain in areas that have excessive precipitation, which often comes with high winds.
aluminum siding
Aluminum
Aluminum does not hold up well to strong storms and gusts of wind.

What is the Best Siding for a High Wind Zone?

If you live in coastal zones that see frequent hurricanes or parts of the country that experience high winds, you likely already know what siding damaged by wind looks like. The best siding for a high wind zone should:

  • Withstand tough storms with wind gusts up to 200 mph
  • Be backed by an industry-leading 5/50-year limited warranty
  • Be rot resistant despite moisture and humidity

This is why it’s so important, when choosing siding for your home, to consider LP® SmartSide® siding—a product uniquely engineered to meet all of the criteria above.

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How Wind Resistant Is LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding?

LP SmartSide products are uniquely engineered to withstand tough storms with wind gusts up to 200 mph. Here are a few tough tests we subjected our siding to in order to ensure its remarkable durability.

LP® SmartSide® - NASA Impact Damage Test

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

Protection Against High Winds

LP SmartSide is a great choice for homes in high wind zones, thanks to 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 tough weather elements.
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