Do you face nail LP SmartSide?

For installation with or without nailable sheathing, joints must occur over stud locations. Siding should be installed with top (blind) nailing, with the nails placed a mini- mum of 3/8 in (9.5 mm) from either end. Siding may be face nailed as required.

Can you use SmartSide as sheathing?

LP SmartSide lap and panel siding is designed to be installed in a direct to stud application, but also offers the flexibility of being installed in a sheathing only method.

Can LP SmartSide panels get wet?

Although most siding products are not completely waterproof nor flood resistant, LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding is engineered with LP’s proprietary SmartGuard® process to withstand siding water damage and help protect your home from moisture.

Does LP smart siding have an R value?

Does LP SmartSide siding have an R value? a. No. Lap siding inherently provides air leakage at the overlap and panel siding is typically grooved so the value is reduced.

What is the best caulking for LP SmartSide?

This Quad Max caulk matches LP SmartSide prefinished siding colors to take the guesswork out of color matching. It offers long-term durability against the harmful effects of sun exposure, resists bubbling and has no shrinkage.

How long does paint last on LP SmartSide?

Regardless of which Preferred Prefinisher finishes your LP SmartSide products, you will receive a beautiful factory finish without the hassle and expense of a site-applied finish, and backed by a minimum 15-year coatings warranty against paint failure.

Do I need house wrap behind LP siding?

Is a house-wrap required behind the LP SmartSide siding? a. A code-approved, breathable, water-resistive barrier is required behind all LP SmartSide® siding as per the International Building Code. Refer to the installation instructions for proper installation.

Why is LP siding bad?

Lack of maintenance, exposure, and poor installation are common and major contributing factors to premature failure of LP siding.

Can LP Smart siding be screwed on?

Nail & Screw Requirements LP SmartSide has three product categories: Precision Series, Foundations and Architectural Collection. You must use nails. You can choose between 0.113″ diameter or 0.091″ diameter hot-dipped galvanized ring shank nails.

What is wrong with LP siding?

The most common issue we still see is swelling at the edges with some panels clearly delaminating. It’s pretty clear that swelled, recalled, moisture-compromised LP siding should be replaced. With a thorough inspection, nearly all composite fiberboard, hardboard or OSB siding has failed.

What can SmartSide panels with SilverTech be used for?

LP SmartSide Panel with SilverTech is a panel designed to be used on a shed our outer building. It is a SmartSide panel with foil laminated to the back side. This helps to brighten up the interior of the shed as well as reflecting back the sun’s rays to help keep the shed cooler.

What kind of siding is LP SmartSide made of?

The material also includes fly ash. However, the siding is 90 percent sand and cement. LP SmartSide siding is made from wood strands coated with wax. The strands are also bonded with resin and other binders. Zinc borate is added to the material for extra protection against insects and to prevent rot.

Are there SmartSide panels in the LP 76 series?

LP does make a SmartSide Panel in the 76 Series with 4″ or 8″ on center grooves as well as a No-Groove version, which may fit your need. 5 out of 5 stars. I installed LP SmartSide Panel on my Beach House in Texas on the coast. It was easy to install because of the Shiplap edge feature.

Which is SmartSide cedar panel is best for outdoor use?

LP SmartSide 38 Series Panel with SilverTech is uniquely designed for use in outdoor structures offering a premium bright appearance on the inside.