A few good reasons to choose Smart Panel II engineered wood sidings include their greater strength and resistance to moisture. Engineered wood is also easy to install.
Smart Panel II engineered wood siding is a product of LP Building Products' SmartSide line of siding and trim. All their products are designed to remove defects, be durable and easy to maintain. The SmartSide line is made of wood strands coated with a resin binding and compressed to provide better strength. Moreover, every piece is treated with zinc borate to protect against termites and wood rot. Finally, a moisture resistant coating with a cedar pattern gives every board an authentic look and also makes it a solid piece of wood. According to the company, this is so resistant to water that even spilled water left on it for a while just beads up harmlessly.
LP's SmartSide products are sold in long boards that are 16 feet long enabling lesser seams and reduced waste. Engineered wood is lighter than real wood and, therefore, easier to install and additionally LP has the SmartLock design for self-alignment. Engineered wood is available in a variety of prints and finishes, making it versatile for many uses. LP offers substantial warranties on their products, labor and replacements.