7 Major Benefits of LP SmartSide ExpertFinish for Builders

June 20, 2024

If you’ve used LP Building Solutions products on projects before, then you know their reputation for manufacturing the highest quality engineered wood products in the industry.

That same reputation follows their line of premium LP SmartSide Siding & Trim and their new prefinished siding option, LP SmartSide ExpertFinish, now available in 16 versatile prefinished colors. The ExpertFinish color collection features the durability you’ve come to expect from LP SmartSide Trim & Siding — now in color.

Here is a look at the top LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Trim & Siding product benefits.

7 Benefits of LP SmartSide ExpertFinish

LP listened to the market and developed ExpertFinish Siding & Trim boards to meet the demand for a durable, pre-finished product with a superior warranty. LP SmartSide, an engineered product that combines the renewability of wood with the strength provided through advanced engineering, is the foundation of LP ExpertFinish.

ExpertFinish goes through the SmartGuard® treatment process, which provides protection against moisture, fungal decay and termites, providing extreme durability.

To show you more benefits, here are seven reasons why your builders should switch to ExpertFinish.

1. Saves Money on Labor and Materials

Our pre-finished siding and trim eliminate the need for expensive painters. They also come in longer panels that weigh less than alternatives, reducing labor.

In addition, there is no need to buy paint and painting supplies. Plus, ExpertFinish does not need flashing or caulking at the joints for installation, saving money on items needed for those processes.

2. Installs 25-30% Faster Than Fiber Cement Siding

Because ExpertFinish comes in 16-foot lengths, less time is needed for installation. It goes up faster than fiber cement, as fiber cement must be flashed and caulked at the butt joints to prevent moisture infiltration.

ExpertFinish is end-matched and doesn’t require flashing or caulk at the joints. This can save hundreds of dollars on material alone, not including the time saved by eliminating this step. It also weighs half as much as fiber cement, reducing wear and tear on your crew.

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3. Entire Order Is Color-Matched — Including the Caulk

Homeowners can choose from 16 prefinished colors for the siding. As soon as they decide which color they want and the order is placed, the factory color matches the caulk and touch-up paint to ensure the entire project looks the same.

4. Homeowners Appreciate the Added Value and Durability

LP guarantees the finish for 15 years, ensuring your design looks great for years to come. In addition, there is virtually no maintenance required. In addition, the 16 prefinished colors for the siding come with a 5/50 year limited warranty.

The first five years are 100% covered for labor and materials, unlike fiber cement where manufacturers generally only cover wholesale costs. During the first five years of coverage, LP will return the siding and paint job to its original condition — regardless of the paint pattern used.

5. ExpertFinish Eliminates Construction Delays Due to Weather

If your painter can’t get started due to inclement weather, it can cause serious delays in the construction schedule. ExpertFinish eliminates that worry.

6. High-Quality Automotive Grade Paint

ExpertFinish paint is the same quality as that used on cars and trucks. Regular paint will not provide that type of quality.

7. LP Holds Up Better Than the Competition

If you build in a high wind zone, SmartSide is warranted to handle wind gusts up to 200 mph. SmartSide also has a much higher impact rating than fiber cement and vinyl siding alternatives.

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