LP® SmartSide® siding is an excellent choice for homeowners to improve the look of their home with the look of real wood, but also want moisture and termite resistance.
LP® SmartSide® vs Fiber Cement vs Fiberboard
Composite siding was the answer to homeowners who wanted the traditional look of real wood, and many types of exterior siding were created to try and accomplish this. Many Manhattan Kansas houses were built with fiberboard (aka cardboard) siding in the 1980’s. If you have fiberboard on your home, check and see how rotted the bottom piece of siding is. We see rotted fiberboard constantly in the Manhattan area. Another product installed on many Manhattan, KS homes built in the 1990’s is fiber cement siding. Fiber cement siding has been plagued with cracking, lawsuits, and silica health issues.
To solve the above siding problems, LP® SmartSide® invented an exterior cladding product to have the look of real cedar, but also have the moisture resistance that steel siding and vinyl siding offer. LP® SmartSide® Trim and Siding Products are engineered, tested, and guaranteed to protect your home from all outside elements. Using their patented SmartGuard® technology, LP® SmartSide® composite can stand tough against traditional wood’s worst enemies, including rot, fungi, and termites.
The LP® SmartSide® Trim and Siding Product line offers a variety of pre-determined styles, textures, and colors that will increase the curb appeal of your home. The product is also paintable! Paired with a Diamond Kote pre-finished paint, homeowners have a variety of color collections and combinations to choose from, all backed with a 30-Year No Fade Paint Warranty.
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“We can not think of anything that could have been better. 🙂 The contract was completed in a timely manner and your employees were conscientious, professional, and pleasant at all times. We are extremely pleased with the beautiful results and the cleanliness of the the final work site. Because of the careful demolition it saved some recyclable products that also helped us. Thank you for your patience with us and your attention to detail. We look forward to future remodeling with Vanguard.”
~ Jim and Roberta A., Manhattan, KS
Why install engineered wood siding? What are composite siding’s benefits?
- 8 BILLION square feet installed without a single claim of rot or mildew
- Made with zinc borate to resist termites and fungal degradation
- Exterior grade resins resist moisture intrusion
- Hydrophobic wax repels moisture
- No change in formulation since invented in 1996
- No health concerns over silica dust
- 16’ lengths result in fewer seams (Fiber cement is 12’)
- 50 Year Warranty (Fiber cement is 30 year)
- Made in America
Choosing the Best Siding Contractor
Vanguard Home Designs is the only LP® SmartSide® Platinum Certified Siding Installer in Kansas. We are also the only Platinum Certified Siding Installer that serves the Manhattan, KS area. Platinum Certification requires intensive testing, manufacturer hands on training, and a high volume of projects completed. Let our certified installers ensure you have a great siding product installed correctly on your home.
House Siding that Lasts
The engineered wood used in LP® SmartSide® Composite Siding has been designed to withstand some of house siding’s enemies. LP’s patented SmartGuard® process is continually tested in high moisture areas to ensure its resistance to rot, fungi, and termites.
LP continually challenges their product with extensive testing at the company’s testing facility in Hilo, Hawaii; which has an annual rainfall of 170”, and the country’s most destructive termites. Since 1996, the product still shows no sign of structural damage!
LP® SmartSide® Trim and Siding Products come with a 5/50 year limited warranty. The warranty provides a 5-year, 100% labor and replacement feature, as well as a 50-year warranty on the product itself. With over 3 million homes with LP® SmartSide® installed, there has never been a single claim of rot or decay.
Siding Installation and Siding Cost
LP® SmartSide® Composite Siding comes in 16’ lengths. These longer lengths result in less installation time and fewer seams between the composite boards. This composite siding also weighs less than other siding products, and requires no special cutting tools. This saves you money with reduced labor costs and saves our employees’ health with no silica dust.
What are My Siding Options?
There is no doubt that installing new siding on your home will increase its value and curb appeal, but homeowner’s that choose LP® SmartSide® Composite Siding have a much wider variety of options, styles, textures, and colors to choose from. The LP® SmartSide® Trim and Siding Product line offers a wide variety of styles and textures that homeowner’s can mix and match to make their home truly unique. From Cedar Shakes to Smooth Lap, LP has given homeowner’s a wide range of siding options to customize your home.
Can I Paint My Siding?
LP® SmartSide® Composite Siding is also paintable! For added protection to your siding, and long-lasting paint color quality and durability, we recommend Diamond Kote pre-finishing products. Diamond Kote pre-finish products are guaranteed to protect from blistering, peeling, flaking, and are backed by a 30-Year No Fade Warranty.
Not only is Diamond Kote committed to developing a quality and durable product, they are also committed to finding new ways to reduce their impact on the environment. Diamond Kote takes pride in the fact that all of their products have low V.O.C. (Volatile Organic Chemical) emissions, making they’re product more safe to use on your home.