While cedar siding offers an enormous amount of curb appeal, there are several drawbacks to it. Over time, cedar can absorb moisture from snow and rain. When this happens, mold and rot occur. To avoid this, the siding must be painted or stained to keep it protected. Cedar siding can also swell and warp, creating uneven contours. These factors weighed heavily into Andrew and Polly’s decision to replace their home’s current siding with a maintenance-free product. Having been past customers and dear friends of our COO, Andy Lindus, they felt confident in our team’s ability to suggest a reliable siding material that would stand the test of time. Ultimately, the couple opted for the installation of LP® SmartSide® Expertfinish® trim and siding. Here’s why they felt confident in their decision.
Durability: Throughout the course of a year, the temperature fluctuations in Western Wisconsin are extreme. LP® SmartSide® Expertfinish® is specially manufactured to withstand the freeze/thaw cycle and will not trap moisture, like wood siding can. The product’s rigidity also allows it to be installed in colder weather without installers having to worry about damaging the product or finish. The propriety finish LP® is designed to hold up well in extended periods of heat and cold.
Beauty: LP® SmartSide® Expertfinish® is offered in 16 modern and attractive colors. This gave Andrew and Polly the ability to customize their home’s exterior in a way that is not possible with wood siding. The couple opted for a combination of Timber Suede and Sand Dunes. Board and batten siding was used to give the home a more refined appearance. A perk of LP® SmartSide® Expertfinish® is that it’s manufactured in 16’ lengths, which is significantly longer than others in its product class. Longer lengths result in fewer seams, which provides a more eye-catching appearance.
Warranty: One of the most important factors to consider when installing new siding is the warranty that accompanies it. Lindus Construction is proud to offer a lifetime workmanship guarantee on each project. In addition, LP® SmartSide® offers an unprecedented industry leading warranty that includes a 5-year full labor and materials warranty, a 15-year limited warranty on the finish, and a 50-year substrate limited warranty, offering the ultimate peace of mind.