We first wrote about LP® SmartSide® on June 6, 2012. We had just installed our siding and were smitten with the result. In true Tiny r(E)v fashion we even shared a video on our experience with the material.
LP® Building Products is a leading manufacturer of high quality building materials. Builders and homeowners use their products primarily in new construction, repair and remodeling, and manufactured housing. LP® products are sold through distributors, dealers, professional lumberyards, and retail home centers. LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding is technically a product for non-residential facilities with style as it offers the warmth and beauty of traditional wood with the durability of LP engineered wood. All LP® SmartSide® products feature innovative, four component SmartGuard® manufacturing processes for strength and to resist fungal decay and termites. Our particular tiny house – built in 2010 – still sports the original SmartSide and looks every bit as good as it did on Day 1. In fact, since then we have used the products to build a storage shed, a chicken coop, a tiny office, a doghouse, and now a barn! (click the center play button below)
For those wondering how SmartSide compares to other similar looking products such as Masonite or T1-11, I encourage you to revisit this post.
In terms of sustainability (which is hugely important to us and many in the tiny house community) I point you to LP’s own sustainability report which outlines the economic, social, and environmental actions made by LP.
And lastly, if you are interested in seeing photos of our initial siding application you can see those on our Google+ page.