About a year ago I traveled up North to Two Harbors where I toured the LP SmartSide factory to do a little in depth research into the company. Below are a few things I came away with in regards to what I consider a fantastic MN siding company.
1: LOCAL MINNESOTA COMPANY. There is something to be said about supporting a local, MN siding company. It is a vote in support of Minnesota business. Go Minnesota!
2: STRENGTH & DURABILITY. The tensile strength of LP SmarSide is remarkable. 325 psi according to ASTM D 412. This comes in handy on siding trim boards as well as siding as there are no worries in terms of siding boards cracking. Hail damaged siding? Not with LP SmartSide. Lp offers a 50 year warranty on their SmartSide siding.
3: WATER RESISTANCE. Zinc borate is put into the substrate of the panel which assures no water damage to the siding. There has never been a single water issue claim since the inception of the product. The same cannpot be said of James Hardie.
4: ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE. The wood comes from fast growing high yield trees which are locally harvested along with re-planting of trees.
5: EASIER TO INSTALL THAN MAIN COMPETITOR. LP SmartSide is easier to install than James Hardie siding as it is much lighter and from a safety aspect, there are no silica dust concerns with LP SmartSide as there are with James Hardie siding.
In conclusion, this is a superior, high-end siding. Not only does it look fantastic, but it performs incredibly well. Call for a siding estimate today!