If you’re thinking about replacing your siding this year or you’re in the process of building a new home, you’ll need to decide on a siding material. And one of the best siding materials available for Minnesota homes is an engineered product called LP SmartSide.
In this post from The Construction Group, we’re breaking down the many benefits of LP SmartSide siding to help you make the right decision for your home. To learn more about LP SmartSide and schedule your consultation, give us a call.
What is LP SmartSide Siding?
LP SmartSide siding gives homes the look of real wood siding with the power of a high-performance engineered product. Using an engineered wood strand technology and their proprietary SmartGuard® process, LP manufactures siding that can stand up against extreme weather, termites, and more.
With the SmartGuard® manufacturing process, each individual strand of wood gets treated using a blend of waxes, resins, and zinc borate. Next, LP siding is treated with an overlay to completely protect against termites, fungus, moisture, hail, and more.
● Waxes: Waxes help create moisture resistance and increased durability. In a humid environment like Minnesota, this helps to extend the life of the product and resist mold proliferation inside your home.
● Resins: Resins increase the strength of LP siding to make it more resistant to freeze and thaw cycles.
● Zinc borate: Zinc borate is a naturally-derived additive that makes LP SmartSide more resistant to fungus and termites.
● Overlay: The final overlay completes the durable base needed to resist moisture intrusion.
Benefits of Using LP SmartSide Siding
LP SmartSide offers a number of benefits over traditional siding solutions including wood and vinyl siding.
1. Easy to Install
LP SmartSide installs quickly thanks to its design and flexibility, making it a perfect solution for new home builds.
2. Easy to Maintain
Forget about constantly replacing damaged planks. Engineered siding won’t warp or crack even after years of exposure to the elements.
3. Powerful Durability
Unlike traditional wood siding, which is biodegradable and can deteriorate over time, LP SmartSide can stand up to years of extreme weather and comes with a 50-year limited warranty. SmartSide can also stand up to wind gusts of as much as 200 miles an hour.
As wood prices continue to increase, engineered siding costs remain relatively stable And because LP siding requires much less maintenance and saves you on energy costs, you’ll save money over time.
Order Your Twin Cities Siding Replacement Services
Are you ready to check out siding solutions for your home? Find out about LP SmartSide siding solutions including ExpertFinish® color options. Get your free quote by contacting The Construction Group in Woodbury at 651-731-5857 or connect with us online today.