Resilient Siding

LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding uses engineered wood strand technology that offers superior protection against hail, wind, and moisture, while resisting fungal decay and termites.

What Is the Most Durable Type of Siding?

Resiliency should be a key consideration when choosing siding.
engineered wood siding
LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding
As the most durable siding on the market, engineered wood combines the aesthetics of real wood with engineered strand technology for superior durability. Withstanding the passage of time, it’s a great choice for versatile applications.
vinyl siding
Vinyl Siding vs. LP® SmartSide®
Vinyl is a popular choice, thanks to its affordability and little need for maintenance. It is not one of the most 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 vs. LP® SmartSide®
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 vs. LP® SmartSide®
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 Shakes vs LP® SmartSide®
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 vs LP® SmartSide®
Aluminum siding is usually made from aluminum coil stock, which can make it a type of durable siding—though it doesn’t always stand up to weather elements. It can be susceptible to dents and dings and requires frequent painting.

LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding Vs. The Weather

Strong Winds & Hurricanes

house in stormy weather
If you live in an area that experiences high wind-related events or hurricanes, the strength and durability of your home’s siding matter more than ever. If you’re looking for a high wind rated siding or wondering what the best hurricane resistant siding is, we have some good news: LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding can stand up to tough storms with wind gusts up to 200 mph. Talk about peace of mind!


deck by sea
While humidity is not a factor you might immediately think of when choosing a weather resistant siding, it really can have an impact on your home. This is why LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding is engineered specifically to combat humidity-related side effects such as excessive moisture and freeze-thaw cycles.

Extreme Heat

gables and sky
Everyone craves sunshine—but not everyone thinks about the adverse effects that prolonged exposure to the sun can have on your home. Thanks to our patented SmartGuard® manufacturing process, our weatherproof siding is designed to protect your home from a wide variety of heat-related problems such as warping, bending and paint-chipping.

Flooding & Rain

house in rain
Long-term exposure to precipitation is certainly an important consideration when it comes to picking the right weather resistant siding for your home. If you live in a high-precipitation climate zone, you’ll be glad to know LP® Smartside® products have been engineered to withstand the long-term effects of exposure to water.


hail hitting a grill
How your siding stands up to hail is one of the most important considerations when it comes to evaluating impact resistant siding. With LP® SmartSide® products, you’ll have no worries—and not just because it comes with a hail warranty. Our siding has also been thoroughly tested and can withstand impact from golf ball-sized hail up to 1.75 inches in diameter.

Freeze & Thaw

front porch in winter
While cold temperatures can be detrimental to your siding, frequent swings in temperatures could have an even bigger overall impact. LP SmartSide Trim & Siding has been engineered to battle the effects of the freeze & thaw cycle.

Is Your Siding Tough Enough? See how LP® SmartSide® Products Can Withstand Hail Impacts

How Engineered Wood Prevents Damage

The secret to LP SmartSide Trim & Siding’s remarkable durability is LP’s proprietary SmartGuard® manufacturing process. It helps ensure 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.
Engineered wood stands up to impact and survives freeze/thaw cycles due to resins that offer incredible strength.
Designed to resist moisture, waxes coat each strand to offer enhanced durability in humid environments.
This final element of protection resists moisture intrusion, providing a durable base for a finished look.

Industry-leading warranties to back your siding

While weather can be unpredictable, we believe that the warranty protecting your siding from it shouldn’t be. This is why all LP® SmartSide® products come backed by an industry-leading 5/50-year per-piece prorated limited warranty. It’s our way of giving you extra confidence—regardless of the climate zone you live in.
man carrying boards

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