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Resists Damage From Small Rock Impacts
LP SmartSide resists damage from small rocks traveling at high speeds as shown in this comparison test. Other siding materials show visible damage at slower speeds.
|LP® SmartSide *||Fiber Cement|
|107 mph||98.1 mph|
Extreme Protection From Damaging High-Speed Impacts
Watch the official NASA impact tests to see how LP SmartSide lap siding outperforms fiber cement lap siding.
Rated For Hurricane-Force Wind
Engineered with industrial-grade binders and resins, LP SmartSide products offer the strength to perform beautifully in extremely strong wind gusts.
|LP® SmartSide **||Fiber Cement|
Withstands High Winds With Confidence
LP SmartSide products are engineered to resist damaging winds with their impressive allowable design pressure rating. Even with wind gusts up to 130 MPH, LP SmartSide Lap Siding products are engineered to hold strong.x
Natural Woodgrain Texture
More and more homeowners, builders and remodelers prefer the rich cedar grain texture of LP SmartSide Siding. It’s just one reason why LP SmartSide is one of the fastest-growing siding brands in the U.S.
|LP® SmartSide **||Fiber Cement||Vinyl|
|Deep Cedar Grain Texture|
LP SmartSide products will not discolor from efflorescence, a challenge associated with cement-based exteriors like fiber cement siding.
(Note: vinyl siding does not effloresce)
|LP® SmartSide||Fiber Cement|
Engineered Not To Effloresce
Fiber cement lap siding contains salts and minerals that may leach out when exposed to water. Although harmless, this efflorescence leaves an unsightly residue that discolors the exterior of your home. LP SmartSide siding is an engineered wood product and will not effloresce.x
Up To 33% Fewer Seams
LP SmartSide lap siding comes in long 16’ lengths for fewer seams, a cleaner look and faster installation during your remodeling project.
|LP® SmartSide ***||Fiber Cement||Vinyl|
LP SmartSide lap siding is made responsibly from a renewable resource – wood, unlike fiber cement and vinyl siding.
|LP® SmartSide *||Fiber Cement||Vinyl|
|Renewable wood||Silica / Portland Cement||Polyvinyl Chloride|
LP SmartSide Products Are Responsibly Made
LP uses SFI®-certified forest management and fiber sourcing systems to help ensure that our wood comes from well-managed forests that can be replenished.
- Renewable wood
- Low-emitting resins
- Lighter to transport
- Silica/Portland cement
- Releases harmful silica when cut with power saws
- Polyvinyl chloride
- Releases mercury during production†
†Source: Environmental Impacts of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Building Materials, Dr. Joe Thornton, Columbia Universityx
**LP SmartSide strand lap siding compared to a competitive fiber cement lap siding product.
*** LP SmartSide strand lap siding compared to competitive fiber cement and vinyl lap siding products.
Many Products. One Warranty.
All LP SmartSide products feature the same transferable limited 5-year labor/50-year warranty, unlike other siding brands that may have different warranties for various siding and trim products.
Stands Up to Heavy Rain
The SmartGuard® process features special waxes and resins that coat each strand of wood to help LP SmartSide products resist moisture intrusion. (Note: Fiber cement and vinyl siding also stand up to rain.)
Offers Protection From Termites
LP’s proprietary SmartGuard® process effectively resists damage from termites to help preserve the beauty of your home. (Note: Fiber cement and vinyl siding resist termite damage.)