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LP SmartGuard®: The Strength of Smart Engineering

At the core of every LP® SmartSide® product is an innovative manufacturing process that combines sound engineering and advanced materials to produce engineered wood that can resist the worst elements known to man. We call it the SmartGuard® process, and it’s only available with LP SmartSide products.

Engineered Toughness

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Every LP SmartSide product is treated to the core with an advanced formula of binders, waxes and zinc borate before being bonded with a water-resistant, resin-saturated overlay. This process helps to keep out moisture for long-term durability and strength against harsh weather. Only SmartGuard offers four components of protection against termites and fungal decay.

  • Waxes. Special water-resistant waxes coat each strand or fiber of wood for enhanced durability in rainy, humid environments.
  • Advanced binders. LP SmartSide Trim and Siding has incredible strength to resist impact damage thanks to industrial-grade binders and resins. You’ll have the confidence of knowing that your siding can stand up to everyday airborne debris such as hail, sticks and golf balls.
  • Zinc borate. Engineered wood products treated with zinc borate have been proven to effectively resist damage from termites and fungal decay for decades. Safe for children and pets, this naturally derived additive provides long-lasting performance that preserves the beauty of LP SmartSide Trim and Siding.
  • Resin-saturated overlay. Offering the final layer of protection against the elements, a resin-saturated overlay resists moisture intrusion while providing a durable base for quality paint adhesion and beauty.

Climate Tested to the Extreme

We have long put the durability of SmartSide products to the test by subjecting them to the intense moisture and thriving termite colonies of Hilo, Hawaii. It's a harsh jungle environment with high humidity and 170 inches of rainfall annually - the ideal conditions for fungal decay. Even after many years of exposure, LP SmartSide products remain structurally sound.

LP SmartSide siding comes in a full range of profiles, including lap siding, panel siding and cedar shake siding. We invite you to learn more about LP SmartSide Trim & Siding with SmartGuard. Find SmartSide near you.

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