LP SmartSide products deliver all the warmth and beauty of traditional wood, plus the durability and workability of engineered wood.
LP SmartSide Trim and Siding is made of engineered wood that has been crafted to perfection and tested extensively for durability and strength. Every LP SmartSide product is treated with a special formula of binders, waxes and zinc borate before being bonded with a water-resistant, resin-saturated overlay.
Because of their unique engineering, all LP SmartSide products offer incredible strength to resist impact damage. In one particular study, NASA evaluated the impact resistance of the LP SmartSide products against fiber cement siding. They used rocks, marbles, a baseball and a golf ball, all thrown at great speeds against both types of siding. In every test, LP SmartSide received minimal to zero damage, showing its undoubted strength over the fiber cement siding.
LP SmartSide Trim and Siding are treated with SmartGuard, which contains zinc borate to resist termites. This was put to the test in the jungle of Hilo, Hawaii where there is a high population of aggressive termites.
Freeze cycles- Many substrates can crack when water is absorbed, then it freezes and expands. LP SmartSide products are made with waxes that minimize water infiltration and cracking.
Heat and sun- Industrial grade binders, resins and a durable coating helps LP SmartSide stay strong and beautiful, even in direct sun exposure.
Tests show that LP SmartSide siding resists rot and fungal decay and remains structurally sound, even after years of exposure in Hilo, Hawaii whose jungles have high humidity and heavy rainfall.
LP SmartSide is always a good choice when accenting homes with stone, stucco or brick. The contrast of these exterior claddings creates architectural balance that’s visually appealing and welcoming.
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