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Key Facts About LP® SmartSide® Siding In 2024

Posted on May 25, 2024

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Making the correct siding choice is essential for protecting the outside of your home and improving its curb appeal. For years, homeowners looking for a long-lasting, stylish, and environmentally friendly siding solution have turned to LP SmartSide siding. 

This brand is still highly regarded in the industry in 2024. LP SmartSide is an engineered wood siding product that is well-liked for new construction and remodeling projects because it provides a distinctive blend of strength, versatility, and beauty.

Let’s delve into this blog post to learn a bit about LP SmartSide siding and the importance it holds in 2024.

What is LP® SmartSide® Siding?

This engineered wood siding comes with a number of benefits. Its unique SmartGuard® construction ensures durability by protecting against weather, termite damage, fungal decay, and impacts. With a limited 50-year warranty, LP SmartSide continues to be appealing over time. 

While providing customization options in terms of color, style, and finish, its engineered wood construction closely resembles the appearance of real wood siding. It is the recommended option for both new construction and remodeling projects because it is lightweight and simple to install using standard woodworking tools. 

Furthermore, LP SmartSide is derived from trees, making it an environmentally friendly substitute for fiber cement or vinyl siding.

What to Know About LP SmartSide Siding

By attracting potential buyers with its sleek, contemporary appearance, LP SmartSide siding can raise the value of any home. To make the best decision for your home, here is what to know about SmartSide siding:

#1. Variety of Colors

LP SmartSide provides a broad selection of color options to complement different architectural styles and personal preferences. Their ExpertFinish® colors come in 16 prefinished shades with brushed smooth and cedar textures, ensuring a consistent and durable factory-applied finish.

For those wanting to give their home a custom look, LP SmartSide also offers pre-primed siding that can be painted in any color, allowing homeowners to perfectly match their home’s style and personal taste.

You can take a look at the LP SmartSide siding color chart to find the best color for your home. 

#2. Manufacturing Process

One of the main reasons LP SmartSide siding lasts so long is because of the unique SmartGuard® manufacturing process. 

  • Zinc Borate: This natural ingredient helps protect the wood from termites and fungal growth, ensuring the siding stays strong and stable over time.
  • Resins: These strengthen the wood, making it tough enough to withstand impacts and changes in weather, ensuring durability in different climates.
  • Waxes: Carefully applied waxes create a strong barrier against moisture, preventing water damage and keeping the wood resilient against humidity.
  • Overlay: This layer adds extra protection against water while giving the siding a polished finish, enhancing both its strength and appearance.

#3. Product Offerings

In 2024, LP Building Solutions introduced two new products to its LP SmartSide engineered wood siding collection: 

> LP SmartSide Nickel Gap Siding 

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The LP SmartSide Nickel Gap Siding features a contemporary shiplap-like profile, with locking flanges and a hidden fastener groove for a seamless appearance. It creates an appealing board and batten style in 8-inch-wide panels. The siding is also available in all 16 ExpertFinish colors and has a 15-year limited warranty on the finish, making it a great choice.

> LP SmartSide Pebbled Stucco Panel Siding

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The LP SmartSide Pebbled Stucco Panel Siding offers an alternative to traditional stucco and is available in 9 and 10-foot lengths with square edge or shiplap detailing. Backed by an up to 50-year limited warranty, it is easy to install and durable across various climates. 

Both products underscore LP’s commitment to providing resilient and modern siding options that cater to the needs of builders, remodelers, and homeowners worldwide.

#4. Weather Resistance

Strong Winds and Hurricanes

Withstanding wind gusts up to 200 mph, LP SmartSide siding is suitable for areas prone to high winds and hurricanes. 

Humidity and Moisture

Engineered to combat humidity-related issues, LP SmartSide products resist excessive moisture. The manufacturing process ensures long-term strength and durability against harsh weather.

Extreme Heat and Sun Exposure

LP SmartSide’s patented manufacturing process shields it from heat-related problems like warping and peeling. It’s also resistant to fading, maintaining its color over time, even in direct sunlight.

Hail Resistance

Covered under warranty for hail damage up to 1.75 inches in diameter, LP SmartSide has undergone rigorous testing for hail impact resistance, ensuring its reliability.

Freeze-Thaw Cycles

Engineered to combat the detrimental effects of freeze-thaw cycles, LP SmartSide siding is tightly bound by resin, making it more resistant to weather.

Overall Weather Resistance

LP SmartSide siding is designed to endure long-term exposure to rain, making it suitable for high-precipitation climate zones. Compared to traditional wood siding, it’s more resistant to rot, warping, and insect damage, ensuring long-lasting durability.

#5. Cost-Effectiveness

The low maintenance requirements and affordability of LP SmartSide siding set it apart from brick, stone, and even some conventional wood siding options. LP SmartSide offers an appealing mix of affordability and durability, with installation costs ranging from $9.50 to $15.50 per square foot for professionals and $3 to $5 per square foot for DIYers. Its organic wood-like appearance gives homes charm and durability against damage and decay. This siding is an excellent investment because, on average, homeowners can recoup more than 80% of the LP SmartSide siding cost when they sell their houses.

#6. Warranty

Compared to other siding options, there are two warranties available for LP SmartSide products:

> LP SmartSide Trim & Siding Prorated Limited Warranty

This warranty covers various LP SmartSide products like lap and panel siding, trim, fascia, and more. It starts with a 5-year, 100% labor and material replacement guarantee, followed by a 50-year prorated warranty on the substrate. This warranty provides protection against fungal decay, termites, and hail damage.

> LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Trim & Siding Prorated Limited Warranty

Specific to the LP SmartSide ExpertFinish product line, including lap and panel siding, shingles, shakes, and more, this warranty offers coverage for fading, chipping, and other cosmetic issues with the finish.

#7. Easy Installation

Built to be simple to install, LP SmartSide engineered wood siding helps contractors save time and money. Using pricey diamond-tipped blades to cut siding is unnecessary because you can use common woodworking tools like framing tools and wood saws. Contractors can cut multiple pieces at once using a table saw, which speeds up installation. 

Additionally adaptable, LP SmartSide siding enables multiple contractors—even with smaller crews—to work on different areas concurrently. LP siding is guaranteed to be high quality and durable if the installation instructions are followed and the proper techniques are used.

#8. Paintability

Homeowners can personalize the appearance of their homes by painting LP SmartSide siding to match any color scheme. Painting is made easier by the pre-primed siding. If the homeowner ever wants to change the color, LP siding can be easily repainted, unlike vinyl siding.


In 2024, LP SmartSide siding continues to be homeowners’ top choice. Its robust construction, diverse design options, and eco-conscious approach make it a wise investment for those seeking enduring protection and a boost in their home’s curb appeal.

And when you’re considering your home’s exterior, don’t forget to call Clear Cut Xteriors for our our quality siding services. We are your go-to experts for ensuring your home looks great and is safeguarded from top to bottom. 

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