LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding vs. The Weather

There are many factors to consider when looking for more weatherproof siding—from your home’s geographical location to your local weather patterns, including deep freezes, excessive heat or humidity. Whether your home is located in a hot or cold climate zone, LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding is designed to protect it from a variety of weather elements and keep it looking beautiful.

Strong Winds Like Hurricanes

house in stormy weather
If you live in an area that experiences high wind-related events, the strength and durability of your home’s siding matter more than ever. If you’re looking for a high wind rated siding, 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!


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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

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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 siding is designed to protect your home from a wide variety of heat-related problems such as warping, bending and peeling.

Flooding & Rain

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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.


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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 less worries—its warranty covers hail damage 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.

Year-Round Protection From The Elements

See how LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding can protect your home from many different types of weather season after season.

Four Components of Protection

The secret to LP SmartSide Trim & Siding’s reputation as the most durable wood siding 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.
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.

LP SmartSide is designed to withstand even the most extreme environments in the world.

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A Weatherproof Warranty for 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 limited warranty. It’s our way of giving you extra confidence—regardless of the climate zone you live in.
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