When the time comes to install new siding on your home, you have a lot of options. Traditional wood siding offers a natural beauty and charm but other options provide benefits that exceed that of wood. One siding option that we like at McCray Lumber and Millwork is SmartSide from LP Building Products.
LP SmartSide is created by treating wood strands or wood fibers with a resin binder for strength and zinc borate for protection against termites and decay. The result is an engineered wood siding that looks and feels like cedar with the same warmth and beauty but offers better performance and durability. LP SmartSide resists warping, cupping, and splitting that is common with traditional wood siding. It can also withstand extreme temperatures, humidity and rain.
LP SmartSide requires less maintenance than traditional wood siding, which needs to be scraped and repainted frequently due to cycles of expansion and contraction from season to season. LP SmartSide is resistant to expanding and contracting. All it needs is an occasional cleaning to keep it looking great. LP SmartSide is available pre-primed and ready to paint or you can select from one of 12 pre-finished colors. It provides excellent paint adhesion and more consistent paint application so even if you decide to paint, it will last much longer than on traditional wood siding. LP SmartSide siding is available in 4×8, 4×9 and 4×10 panels.
While LP SmartSide is stronger and more durable than traditional wood siding, it is lighter and easier to handle. Because of this, LP SmartSide trim product is offered in 16-foot lengths which results in fewer seams and less waste. LP SmartSide cuts and works like wood. No special tools, nails or screws are required. It also features the SmartLock self-aligning edge which makes installation easier than wood siding.
LP Building Products offers an outstanding 5/50-year transferable limited warranty on SmartSide that includes 100% replacement on labor and materials against peeling, blistering, cracking or erosion of the factory finish.