Proven Productivity

LP® SmartSide® products help you work more efficiently on the jobsite—but what does that mean for your business? Alongside a trusted third party, we tested our products’ productivity vs. the competition to find which will help you install faster, cut waste and reduce build cycles.

The Test.

LP SmartSide vs. Fiber Cement

We partnered with RSMeans, a trusted third party construction data company with expertise in construction cost analysis, to design and implement a test to compare key installation metrics of LP SmartSide Lap and LP SmartSide ExpertFinish® products to primed and prefinished fiber cement products.

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Same Professional Crew
Sq Ft of Siding
Feet of Trim
Weather-Controlled Environment
Equal Square Footage on Two Identical Structures

The Results

LP SmartSide and LP SmartSide ExpertFinish products both outperformed their competition in many key areas, showing an overall advantage in using siding from LP.

Primed LP SmartSide

  • Finished the job in 22.65 hours (vs. 32.34 hours installing fiber cement)
  • LP SmartSide Trim installed 47% faster than fiber cement
  • LP SmartSide Lap installed 21% faster than fiber cement
  • Primed LP SmartSide Lap reduced waste by 7% compared to fiber cement
  • LP SmartSide Lap Siding weighs 45% less than fiber cement lap siding
  • Overall, LP SmartSide products installed 30% faster than fiber cement

LP SmartSide ExpertFinish

  • Finished the job in 27.67 hours (vs. 43.01 hours installing fiber cement)
  • LP ExpertFinish Trim installed 53% faster than fiber cement
  • LP ExpertFinish Lap installed 30% faster than fiber cement
  • Overall, LP ExpertFinish products installed 36% faster than fiber cement

The LP SmartSide Difference

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The Bottom Line

You’ve got the proof—but how does it affect your work, time and resources? The math is simple—finish more jobs in less time when you use LP SmartSide products.

Primed LP SmartSide

Finish four primed LP SmartSide jobs in the time it takes to complete three fiber cement jobs
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LP SmartSide ExpertFinish

Finish three LP SmartSide ExpertFinish jobs in the time it takes to complete two prefinished fiber cement jobs
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