LP® SmartSide® Hail Resistant Engineered Wood Siding

According to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, 5,396 major hailstorms were reported in 2019. When hail storms strike, they can cause serious damage to properties and rack up expensive repair costs. This is why hail-resistant siding such as LP® SmartSide® siding should be a key consideration for all homeowners.

What Does Hail Damage Look Like on Siding?

The facts speak for themselves: penny-sized (0.75 inches) or larger hailstones can cause significant damage to homes and property—which is why it’s important for homeowners to learn to recognize the signs of hail damage. While non-engineered wood siding materials such as vinyl, aluminum, or stucco can suffer from chips, cracks, dents and even holes when subjected to hail, LP® SmartSide® hail resistant siding can withstand impact from hail up to 1.75 inches in diameter at 81 mph.
vinyl siding damaged
Vinyl siding can be easily dented by hail, rocks, and sports balls, undermining the aesthetic appeal of a home.
fiber cement damage
Fiber cement holds up in hail better than vinyl, but it is no match for LP SmartSide products.
undamaged smartside
LP SmartSide siding can hold up to 1.75-inch hail at 81 mph.

3rd Party Tested Hail Proof Siding

In testing conducted at the National Wind Institute’s Debris Impact Facility at Texas Tech University, LP® SmartSide® lap siding resisted hail damage better than comparable fiber cement or vinyl siding.

  • LP SmartSide siding showed no signs of impact when being struck by 1.75-inch hail at 81 mph
  • Fiber cement siding showed dents ranging from 0.082 inches to 0.201 inches deep after being struck by 1.75-inch hail at 74 mph
  • Vinyl siding was fractured by hail of just 1.25 inches at 57 mph
LP SmartSide siding

LP® SmartSide® Siding vs. Hockey Pucks

Watch what happens when three different types of exterior siding get blasted by hockey pucks at high speeds. Which is the best hail resistant siding?

Protection Against Hail

LP SmartSide is a great choice for homeowners who are looking for hail resistant siding, 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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