New Durable, Attractive SmartSide Siding for Greener Homes –
Correspondent Cynthia McWilliams meets Jennifer Jenkins from LP Building Products to look at a new “green” siding material. The attractive SmartSide siding offers homeowners and designers a variety of architectural styles, combined with sustainability and durability.
The new material offers superior strength and performance compared to vinyl or wood, with a reduced environmental impact. We see how a crew installs the new siding on an existing home, showing how it is safer for construction personnel as well as creating less waste.
Some Very Ex-‘Siding’ Eco-Friendly News for Homeowners
The Designing Spaces, Think Green series is always looking for ways to improve your lifestyle as well as the environment—and that includes improvements made to your home. That’s why we invited Louisiana Pacific Corporation to the program, they offer some innovative solutions that will have you ‘siding’ with them—AND the Think Green team.
Louisiana Pacific Corporation—makers of LP® SmartSide siding offers siding that’s designed and manufactured to give a home a warm natural look, like cedar– but is engineered for strength, performance and protection against fungal decay and termites. The LP® SmartSide® and trim is made from engineered wood. Engineered wood offers more consistent performance than other products and can minimize waste on the jobsite.
LP® Building Products believes in doing business to a standard that protects the environment, embraces social responsibility, and builds economic prosperity. The LP® SmartSide® product line is very much held to those standards.
From the types of trees harvested, to procurement practices, to manufacturing processes, LP® Building Products is involved in sustainability and the green initiative:
- LP® Building Products has several certifications, including the American Tree Farm System, The Sustainable Forest Initiative, the Forest Stewardship Council and the Canadian Standards Association In manufacturing, no part of the log goes to waste.
- Only safe resins are used for the binders in LP® SmartSide® trim and siding.
- LP® SmartSide® trim and siding contributes to living a greener lifestyle by increasing the lifespan of the home’s exterior with its increased durability.
LP® SmartSide siding from LP® Building Products is designed and manufactured to give a home a warm natural look, like cedar, but is engineered for strength, performance and protection against fungal decay and termites.
It’s available with either a cedar wood grain or smooth texture, and the sidings and trim will work well with other design elements like brick, stone or stucco. LP® SmartSide® siding has a toughness that allows for years of performance in harsh environments. The exterior grade resins create a strong internal bond that allows for years of durable performance and beauty.
For more information on what we can do to protect our homes, with style, and be eco-friendly at the same time, visit http://www.lpcorp.com.