Selecting the best siding for your home is one of the most important decisions you can make as a homeowner. When you’re choosing your siding, you’re choosing your family’s defense against the elements and insulation from extreme temperatures. But you’re also making a decision that will completely change the look of your home.


At Anderson Exteriors in Ramsey, we’re proud to offer engineered wood as a high-performance siding option. With our LP SmartSide siding, you’ll get the classic look of wood but with added durability and performance. If you’re not familiar with engineered wood siding, we’ve put together this guide to teach you everything you need to know about it.


The Beauty of Wood

Wood siding is a classic siding option that has stood the test of time. Wood offers a clean, elegant look so beloved that nearly every other type of siding material made has tried to mimic the appearance. But unfortunately, wood is an organic compound, which means it’s eventually susceptible to decay.


Over time, wood siding can end up cracked, split, weathered, and even bloated. It can also become a safe harbor to biological contaminants like mold, mildew, and insect infestations. Fortunately, if you love the look of wood but want the durability of a stronger material, there’s a better way.


The Engineered Wood Siding Solution

LP SmartSide is an alternative to traditional wood siding that begins with traditional wood. LP uses sustainable forestry practices to source their wood.


After they source their wood, they treat each strand of the wood to its core with adhesive resins and zinc borate. Next, they combine the wood’s cellulosic fibers with a water-resistant resin-saturated overlay. The entire product is then compressed under heat and extremely high pressure. It’s embossed in a cedar grain pattern before getting trimmed, cut, and primed.


The LP SmartSide Difference

The completed siding product offers the look and versatility of a natural wood product because it’s manufactured from real wood. It’s a chemically bonded substrate, meaning it will last much longer than traditional wood and be less vulnerable to the elements.


Here are a few of the top benefits of LP’s engineered wood siding:

●        Pre-primed for optimal paint adhesion

●        Realistic appearance of wood grain

●        Fewer seams due to longer lengths

●        Resistant to fungal decay

●        More resistant to impact than traditional wood


Talk to our Ramsey Siding Installation Contractors!

If you’re ready for beautiful siding that will last for many years to come, LP SmartSide is a great option. For the past twenty years, SmartSide has grown in popularity for a reason.


Engineered wood offers the look of authentic wood siding but with the added durability of its synthetic counterparts. To learn more or schedule your installation, connect with our team at 763.323.0970, or contact us for your quote.