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Jim McC 06-16-2013 12:11 PM

Question about "LP Smartside"
 
We are thinking about re-siding our house when we build a 3 season porch, and a builder highly recommended LP Smartside. Are you guys familiar with it? Is it a nice, quality siding? Generally, how does the price compare to vinyl siding? We definitely want a no maintenance siding. Thanks.

ParagonEx 06-16-2013 01:48 PM

I like it. I believe it is a good product.

Cost compared to vinyl is more than double and in some cases triple.

joecaption 06-16-2013 04:47 PM

It's just OSB with a wood grain pattern and a coating on it.
Sure hope it's not any closer to any solid surface then 6" or it will rot out.

kwikfishron 06-16-2013 05:23 PM

After installing a couple thousand squares of LP in the 80's and then hauling a couple thousand squares to the dump in the 90's after the class action suit settled convincing me on LP Siding would be a tough sell on anything other than a shed maybe.

Yes the re-branded themselves as new and improved but still looks the same to me.

Jim McC 06-16-2013 08:40 PM

Thanks guys. It looks like it'll be vinyl.

ParagonEx 06-16-2013 08:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim McC
Thanks guys. It looks like it'll be vinyl.

It depends what you're looking for and your price point. There's been a vast amount of issues with all types of siding.

We've installed a fair amount of LP in your area without issues.


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