What Is LP SmartSide ExpertFinish & Is It Worth It for Homes?

February 8, 2022

Pre-finished siding is one of the fastest-growing segments in the siding market today, and experts are predicting that the growth over the next 5 years will be stronger than ever. LP® SmartSide® has been on the leading edge of this growth and with the introduction of LP SmartSide ExpertFinish® Siding & Trim, it is positioned to provide the best product selection in this category for homeowners and professionals.

LP prefinished siding and trim is delivered ready to install and your customers can choose from 16 different colors. In addition to the many advantages offered by LP’s prefinished products, the manufacturing process also makes LP SmartSide ExpertFinish stand out among its competitors.

What Makes LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Siding & Trim Different From Other Siding?

LP SmartSide is not typical wood, and it is not OSB, though some may think that when they first see the product. Unlike other siding products, SmartSide is an engineered product combining the strength of wood with resins, waxes, and zinc borate for strength and impact resistance.

SmartGuard® Strength

LP SmartSide uses a proprietary manufacturing process called SmartGuard that gives the siding superior durability. This treatment is infused into the wood to prevent fungal decay and termite damage.

During the manufacturing process, the strands are oriented in opposite directions before being compressed into their final form to provide the strength and structural stability needed to last 50 years or more.

Environmentally Friendly

LP is aware of the environmental concerns of many homeowners, which is why SmartSide is made with Trembling Aspen — a tree that is sourced from sustainable forests in North America. Aspen trees regenerate from their own roots making it an excellent renewable product, and 99% of each tree is used in the process of making LP SmartSide.

Faster Construction Process

There are two factors in the construction of a new home or remodeling project that drive everything else: time and money. Removing the need to paint the exterior siding and trim saves on both. But prefinished siding and trim from LP eliminate more than exterior painting.

Professionals can also avoid the need for seam caulking, joint molds, or pan flashing at butt joints. This means that workflow on the job site is smoother, there are fewer steps needed to finish the home, and the project is completed faster.

More Benefits of LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Trim and Siding

●     Eliminates the risk of painting in unpredictable weather.

●     Ensures uniform, consistent paint coverage with fewer blemishes.

●     Delivers instant results when your siding is installed.

●     Entire process warrantied by LP and not 3rd party vendors.

What Patterns and Textures Are Available in LP SmartSiding ExpertFinish?

LP SmartSide ExpertFinish products are offered in both a deep cedar-grain pattern and a smooth finish in lap siding, trim boards, and panels. All SmartSide lap siding and trim boards are sold in 16’ lengths, which means it is easier to install and you’ll see fewer seams, ultimately adding to its beauty.

Cost vs. Price

Professionals and homeowners are rightfully sensitive to price while cost is often left out of the equation. Price is what you pay for a product today, but cost is what you will pay during the life of the item.

LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Trim and Siding eliminates the first paint job on the siding during construction, and because of the superior strength and durability of ExpertFinish, the second paint job may not be needed for more than 15 years. This can result in thousands of dollars of extra savings over the life of the siding and trim.

How Long Is the Warranty on LP SmartSide ExpertFinish?

LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Trim & Siding is backed by an industry-leading warranty — a 5-year full labor and materials warranty, a 15-year limited warranty on the finish, and a 50-year substrate limited warranty.

What Is the LP SmartSide Home Visualizer?

Wouldn’t it be nice for your customers to see what their home would look like in different colors and with different siding designs? LP SmartSide Home Visualizer lets you do that. Having this software in your showroom will help homeowners and builders instantly see how LP SmartSide can improve the appearance of their homes. They can upload a photo of their own home or use one of the ready-to-go templates on the website to get the creative juices flowing.

We are in the business of providing the highest quality products to our customers and their communities. The LP SmartSide ExpertFinish collection is just one of the many building material product lines that we have to offer, and we invite you to contact us today or ask your rep for more information.

While you’re at it, check out our website to see a complete list of all the products we carry that will help you provide top-notch service to your builders and weekend warriors.