Siding: LP Smartside, James Hardie, or something else?

jessraeAugust 15, 2012

Hello all - Has anyone used LP Smartside or James Hardie siding? Would you recommend either, or something else entirely? Our contractor is recommending LP Smartside, but I've read mixed reviews about it. I want something that looks great and is durable. We live in Minnesota if that matters.

Thanks so much!

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Annie Deighnaugh

We went with certainteed vinyl siding and love it...though it was expensive....Cedar Impressions. We were looking for lowest maintenance.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 7:48AM
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We're also going with Certainteed cement siding. From what we understand though is that while these have great longevity & written warranty, you MUST get it installed properly or else the warranty is very difficult to take advantage of.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 9:33AM
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We also have Certainteed -- Cedar Impressions. As Annie said, it wasn't cheap. Love it! We were also looking for low maintenance since we are seniors.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 10:35AM
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Thanks everyone! I'll have to look into Certainteed - it sounds great!

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 5:37PM
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Thank you for asking your question.

LP SmartSide siding comes with a 5-year, 100% labor and replacement feature and a 50-year prorated limited warranty -- one of the leading warranties in the industry.

Important for Minn., it stands up to hail and the daily freeze-thaw cycle. It incorporates zinc borate to help protect against the rot cycle and termite damage, and comes in many different siding styles and profiles. Easy maintenance too.

Best wishes to you with your home. Patrick

Here is a link that might be useful: Performance video

    Bookmark   August 29, 2012 at 2:53PM
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