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Introducing LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding

A leading manufacturer of engineered wood trim and siding products, LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding is known for delivering advanced durability that doesn’t compromise on beauty. LP Building Solutions is expanding its portfolio with the introduction of LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding. A new prefinished siding option, the product features the durability you’ve come to expect from LP SmartSide Trim & Siding—now in color. 

Meeting Demand for Prefinished Siding

LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Trim & Siding comes on the heels of the rising demand for prefinished siding. "The prefinished siding market is expected to grow significantly over the next five years," says Sarah Caperton, LP SmartSide Product Manager. "At LP, we're always trying to innovate the manufacturing process to provide building solutions that meet real industry needs. We know more and more builders, remodelers and homeowners are gravitating toward prefinished siding, and LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Trim & Siding is our answer to that demand."

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

New Proprietary LP SmartSide ExpertFinish® Lap

Thanks to the new LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Lap, professionals can avoid the need for seam caulking, joint molds or pan flashing at butt joints. “We know that LP SmartSide Trim & Siding installs easily compared to competitors, and LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Trim & Siding will expedite the process even more,” says Caperton. “Not only does LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Trim & Siding eliminate the painting phase, but the LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Lap improves workability to create an even smoother jobsite installation.”

Industry-Leading 5/15/50 Year Limited Warranty

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. "While we've partnered with companies who have prefinished our products in the past, it allowed the warranty to reside with the prefinisher," says Brad Southern, LP CEO. "Now, both professionals and homeowners can hold LP accountable for the warranty."

Advanced Durability for Longer Lasting Beauty®

Manufactured with LP's proprietary wood strand technology, LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Trim & Siding provides the same advanced durability as LP SmartSide Trim & Siding to offer better protection against the elements. LP's special formula of engineered waxes, adhesive resins, zinc borate and a resin-saturated overlay provides strength and resistance to fungal decay and termites for a durable option with exceptional curb appeal.

16 Expertly Tested Colors

LP facilitated a rigorous testing process to select the 16 colors available for LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Trim & Siding, which includes a versatile palette of popular exterior choices. Designed to complement any home's architectural style, the product is finished with primer and a factory finished coating of durable paint to help toward providing long-lasting beauty to customers' homes.

Variety of SKUs and Finishes

LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Trim & Siding is available in a wide variety of sizes, styles and finishes to meet the vast array of homeowner preferences. For example, the product is available in lap, panel and trim in both cedar-grain and smooth textures so it's a match for the multitude of exterior design styles.

With the addition of LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Trim & Siding, homeowners will love the ability to customize their home’s exterior aesthetic while professionals will enjoy the easier jobsite installation and workability that’s become synonymous with LP. Click here to learn more about the newest addition to the prefinished siding market, which is now available to order.

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