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Your Guide to LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding Accessory Products

Available in 16 prefinished colors, LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding can help you bring greater efficiency to your builds alongside a look your clients are sure to love. But did you know the LP SmartSide ExpertFinish collection includes more than typical siding materials?

We’ve put together this quick guide on how to use LP SmartSide ExpertFinish products and the benefits of LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Trim & Siding accessories for your build, from durability to efficiency and more.

LP® SmartSide® Outside Corners

As a builder efficiency is critical, and choosing products that help you complete an accurate, lasting installation quickly is the first step. LP SmartSide Outside Corners can help make installing lap siding a smooth process.

LP SmartSide Outside Corners

Installing siding corners usually involves building the corners yourself on the jobsite. LP SmartSide Outside Corners eliminate the need to build corners during construction as a one-piece, pre-primed or prefinished solution, which can lead to faster and easier installation. Additionally, this accessory enhances a home's exterior aesthetic with a sleek, polished look.

"While builders benefit from this ready-made finishing touch to their builds, homeowners will also enjoy the look of a home completed with LP SmartSide Outside Corners," says Chemeka Wachtler, Innovation Product Manager for LP SmartSide Trim & Siding. "Consistently adding products that contribute to jobsite efficiency continues to be a priority for the LP SmartSide team in our mission to provide effective solutions for our customers."

Outside corners are available in cedar grain texture and come pre-primed for exceptional paint adhesion, as well as in the 16 ExpertFinish colors. They’re also designed seamlessly to resist water intrusion and seam separation, giving you confidence in installing siding corners.

 LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® J-Blocks and Mini-Splits

Also designed to contribute to efficient installation processes, LP SmartSide ExpertFinish J-Blocks and Mini-Splits are used when siding around light fixtures, water faucets and more. They contribute to a clean, attractive look in these areas of a home’s exterior where other fixtures must be accounted for. Both products are available in all 16 ExpertFinish colors.

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By using a ready-made product for these areas, you can rest assured your installation will continue smoothly and the product you use will align with the rest, from durability to color. These, along with Outside Corners, can be installed with the typical LP SmartSide installation tools, which consist simply of standard woodworking tools. 

Durable Siding Accessories

No matter how they’re used, the products you choose for your builds must be durable above all else. That’s why LP SmartSide accessory products are also backed by our proprietary LP SmartGuard® process with four components of protection against hail, moisture, fungal decay, termites and more.

As one of the most durable siding solutions on the market, LP SmartSide products boast exceptional durability from a manufacturing process that ensures every strand of wood is coated with a carefully formulated mix of resins, waxes and zinc borate. Together, these additives work with an overlay to provide a durable base and a finished look.

When you use all-weather siding from LP in addition to accessories that are just as durable, you’ll not only have a clean, crisp look for your project, but you’ll be confident your build will stand up to the passage of time. 

Siding Tips for a Clean, Polished Look 

To finish your build with an appearance that both increases the curb appeal of any home and satisfies your clients, complement your use of LP SmartSide Trim & Siding with accessories. Outside Corners, J-Blocks and Mini-Splits all work together to help you gain efficiency on the jobsite while providing a solution for making even the smallest details of a siding job look clean and polished.

Learn more about LP SmartSide Trim & Siding options and explore the LP SmartSide ExpertFinish color collection here.

 

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