About LP SmartSide wood siding
For contractors, business owners and homeowners who want the look of wood without the maintenance or cost, LP SmartSide siding is a good fit. The company builds siding products that have the beauty and warmth of wood, but with added durability. It has become so popular with builders that LP Building Products began planning manufacturing expansion years ago to meet demand.
LP siding is a proprietary product composed of wood strands and fibers. These materials are bonded with premium exterior-grade resins. The resins give the material the extra durability needed to withstand extreme humidity, rainfall, heat and cold. Furthermore, throughout the manufacturing process, a zinc borate compound is applied, which protects the material against pests and fungus/mildew.
Tips for maintaining LP SmartSide siding
Use matching paint to touch up chips and small imperfections in your LP SmartSide siding. You can utilize a cotton swab to dab paint on the affected area, but don't paint over existing paint. Allow it to dry for 24 hours
You will also want to make sure your gutters are draining properly to ensure water is not running down your siding, as this can damage the material and lead to leaks. Furthermore, make sure your sprinklers aren't spraying up onto the siding, as this will also damage the siding and promote the growth of mold and mildew.
If you notice caulking beginning to crack or losing its seal, it's recommended to bring in a siding contractor to make the necessary repairs. The same goes for any loose or damaged siding repairs.
Cost and Return on Investment
Return on investment or ROI, refers to the percentage of the total cost recouped at resale. This doesn't take into account the enjoyment factor or energy savings
For example, if the expected ROI on siding were 60% for a project that originally cost $10,000, then the installation of new siding would increase the home's sale price by about $6,000.
How much does LP SmartSide siding cost to install?
The size of the home and the LP SmartSide product you choose to have installed will have the most influence over how much it will cost be installed.
A home requiring 1,500 square feet of siding will cost between $8,000 and $17,600, which includes material and labor.
How to clean and maintain LP SmartSide siding?
LP SmartSide has similar cleaning instructions for its product. They recommend filling a bucket with a solution of mild detergent and water with a cloth, sponge or soft brush and to wash the surface of your siding, then rinse with water with a garden hose.
What are LP SmartSide products made of?
LP SmartSide siding is made of wood strands that have been coated with max to resist moisture. The wood strands are also bonded with resin and other binders for durability. Finally, zinc borate is added during several points during the manufacturing process to protect against pests and rot.
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