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SmartSide 48 in. x 96 in. Strand Panel Siding

$28.63 /each
  • Pre-primed for exceptional paint adhesion
  • Resists fungal decay and termites
  • Renewable resource from environmentally managed forests

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SmartSide 48 in. x 96 in. Strand Panel Siding comes ready to install easily with no special tools needed. The panel has a tan, wood-textured surface that is primed and ready to paint, making it perfect for outdoor sheds. It is manufactured with an environmentally friendly process that is SFI certified.

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  • Rated for structural use by the Engineered Wood Association
  • Shiplap edges with advanced bead system for easier alignment
  • Pre-primed for exceptional paint adhesion
  • Significantly lighter than comparable fiber cement panel
  • Strong enough to be nailed directly to stud, making additional sheathing unnecessary in many applications
  • Eliminates need for additional bracing on load-bearing walls
  • Ideal for homes or outdoor buildings in areas of high winds or seismic activity
  • Treated engineered wood strand substrate
  • Copyright 2016 Louisiana-Pacific Corporation. All rights reserved. SmartSide is a registered trademark of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation. All other trademarks are owned by Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
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can this siding be installed horizontally?

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July 24, 2015
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East Wenatchee, WA
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February 29, 2016
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I would not install this horizontally at all. Why? Because the grooves are routed i.e cut into the wood panel and this area is exposed more than the main treated surface. Yes the grooves are treated but not like the main surface. If you mount it horizontally, water will collect inside each groove and wait to be absorbed or begin mold growth.
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December 7, 2015
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I have a 14' x 32' HD mini barn that I used this sheeting as a 2'skirt around the bottom. On the porch I ran it horizontally with great success. It is much more stout as well as a cheaper and better looking substitute for the cheesy vinyl alternatives.
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November 16, 2015
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While the manufacturer's instructions specifically state that the product must be installed vertically, there are numerous photographs on their website which show the product installed horizontally. I've also seen this product installed horizontally in many cases, but if you do so you may be voiding your warranty coverage. The T&G edge of the board is not able to support weight and maintain its Read More
While the manufacturer's instructions specifically state that the product must be installed vertically, there are numerous photographs on their website which show the product installed horizontally. I've also seen this product installed horizontally in many cases, but if you do so you may be voiding your warranty coverage. The T&G edge of the board is not able to support weight and maintain its alignment, so if you do install this product horizontally you must make other accommodations at any joints to support the load without stressing the joint. Read Less
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October 29, 2015
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Just got off with the manufacturors support, said NO to horizontal installation!
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July 27, 2015
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I don't see why not, but be sure to install so that the overlap is placed on the downward side (as to not let water run in).
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July 27, 2015
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Yes, this product can be installed in any orientation needed for your project.
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can this product be used indoors?

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Pittsburg, Pa
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November 22, 2015
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I do not see why not. No smell or gases emitted of any kind that I can tell. It is composed of wood chips and resin that is hard as nails.
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November 12, 2015
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LP SmartSide is designed for exterior application, but is perfectly safe to use indoors.
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Lunenburg, Virginia
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November 9, 2015
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I don't see why not. It has the composite face on it and OSB for the backing.
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This is exterior siding, designed to be weather and rot resistant. It looks like 8" on center T1-11 siding and has a 50 year warranty. Can it be used inside? I dont know why not. It has no smell, so I cant imagine off gasing would be any issue. It is pre-primed, so you can paint it any color you like (it sucks up paint easily).
That said, I think if you go to the LP Products website and look up Series Read More
This is exterior siding, designed to be weather and rot resistant. It looks like 8" on center T1-11 siding and has a 50 year warranty. Can it be used inside? I dont know why not. It has no smell, so I cant imagine off gasing would be any issue. It is pre-primed, so you can paint it any color you like (it sucks up paint easily).
That said, I think if you go to the LP Products website and look up Series 38 paneling, it will show that it is for residential exterior use (that's what it was designed for) and will not mention interior applications, but you could call the company (I did with my questions).
By the way, the Home depot website reads like this product is for sheds and dog houses. Not sure who wrote their "copy" for this item, but it does not jibe with the manufacturers brochures, which describes it as for use as residential exterior siding. We have installed it on our 2 story chimney, on our front bay and on a shed and we were really happy with the product. Read Less
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strong enough to be sheathing?

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September 7, 2015
I am looking to replace the tongue and groove solid wood boards on my garage, which act as both sheathing and siding. I wonder if this composite can do that or is strictly siding.
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Pittsburg, Pa
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November 22, 2015
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Yes - This is pretty tough stuff if used 16 OC. For a stronger siding I would recommend LP 76 series which is 20% heavier gauge (.375 vs .315) and can be ordered from a local lumber company (I did) if HD will not order it for you. Take a look at Duratemp siding at HD which is a full 3/4 plywood siding with cedar veneer exterior and primed on both sides. Great stuff!
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Yes. I checked this with the manufacturer, before we used it to replace rotten T1-11 on our two-story chimney and front window bay. The manufacturer makes this siding for exterior residential use primarily, however, the Home Depot listing contains a description that makes it sound like the product is for barns or sheds. Not sure why they picked that wording which I pointed out the manufacturer's rep is Read More
Yes. I checked this with the manufacturer, before we used it to replace rotten T1-11 on our two-story chimney and front window bay. The manufacturer makes this siding for exterior residential use primarily, however, the Home Depot listing contains a description that makes it sound like the product is for barns or sheds. Not sure why they picked that wording which I pointed out the manufacturer's rep is incorrect. . If you go to the LP Products website and look up Series 38 SmartSide you will see the full details. Anyway, it is a great product and is really tough. Hard to nail or drill into actually, which is what you want. We had to replace T1-11 siding 3X in the past twenty years, but this product is made to last a long time and pre-primed, too. So, when you go to paint it, it sucks up paint easily, also a great feature. Read Less
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September 17, 2015
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1/2 plywood on the corners on the inside of the structure would be the corner bracing.
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I was wondering this as well. Here's from LP-Smartside installation guide: "Siding may be applied over sheathed walls or, where building codes permit, directly to studs spaced no greater than 16 in. O.C. that have adequate corner bracing" That still left me wondering, so I called and talked to an LP tech. He said if you see the chipboard on the back of the product, it IS rated as structural and need not Read More
I was wondering this as well. Here's from LP-Smartside installation guide: "Siding may be applied over sheathed walls or, where building codes permit, directly to studs spaced no greater than 16 in. O.C. that have adequate corner bracing" That still left me wondering, so I called and talked to an LP tech. He said if you see the chipboard on the back of the product, it IS rated as structural and need not be on top of sheathing. If the back is the same color as the front and has a "screen" print appearance (rather than obvious wood chips), then it is NOT structural and needs underlayment of sheathing. Now... We still need to find out what "adequate" corner bracing is. Read Less
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Stain

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Can I stain over this with exterior stain? Trying to match this color. http://ext.homedepot.com/community/blog/wp-content/wpuploads/chicken-coop-2.jpg
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The manufacturer's installation instructions say DO NOT USE stain. The following is copied-and-pasted directly from the manufacturer instructions:
• High-quality acrylic latex paint, specially formulated for use on
wood and engineered wood substrates, is highly recommended.
Semi-gloss or satin finish oil or alkyd paints are acceptable. For
flat alkyd paint, please check with the coating
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The manufacturer's installation instructions say DO NOT USE stain. The following is copied-and-pasted directly from the manufacturer instructions:
• High-quality acrylic latex paint, specially formulated for use on
wood and engineered wood substrates, is highly recommended.
Semi-gloss or satin finish oil or alkyd paints are acceptable. For
flat alkyd paint, please check with the coating manufacturer for
their recommendations for use on composite wood siding.
• Follow the coating manufacturer’s application and
maintenance instructions.
DO NOT USE
• Semi-transparent and transparent stains.
• Shake and shingle paints.
• Vinyl-based resin formulas such as vinyl acetate, PVA,
vinyl acetate/acrylic copolymer paints
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Yes, using a good solid stain, I put on one coat before installation so I could better coat the edges. The last coat went on after it was installed. Doing great in Western New York winters.
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The wood comes pre-primed of sorts so I don't think a stain is possible on this material. Paint, yes.
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July 23, 2015
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Yes this product can be stained.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 47 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by very good product, and easy to work with. Very good product, as easy to work with as OSB. Has very nice texture and takes paint easily. August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Worked great. Very happy. I built a two story work shop and was very happy with this product. I was surprised that they stopped making the end trim pieces in various sizes. I think they only carry one size trim piece now. It said it was made in the USA! This was easy to paint and install. Look perfect. May 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product I use this product for my barn quilts. Easy to use. Easy to paint. Durable for my project. April 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent product! We used this to close in the sides on a metal carport and it worked perfectly and painted up really nicely! We did put caulking in the seams to ensure a tight fit. It cut easily with a regular blade in our circular saw and we did apply two coats of paint which dried very quickly. We would definitely recommend and/or use this again for any project as we've been very pleased with it. July 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good for the money. I bought six sheets of this product to re-side the south side of a 35 year old garage that is sided with the same type of product. For new construction I would use something better but for this type of repair this works well. I put 1"x4" batts on the seams because I had to renail the old siding about 10 years ago and I used batts then. Just be careful with the corners, nail it well, and use a good paint and it should last a long time. August 1, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy Installation and Holds Paint Very Well It installs easily and holds paint well. I have used this product twice now and both times very satisfied. July 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fast n' easy install!! Put an addition on the back of my small house with this product about a year and a half ago. Still looks new. Went up fast and easy and I've never done siding before. Will buy again for my next project! January 2, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Already problems I had re-sided the outside part of my garage with the smartside panels and although they looked nice, they are buckling in at least 3 different spots on 3 different walls. One is so bowed out that I wouldn't even be able to rescrew it in to bring it back to the stud. I see replacement as the only option. I am disappointed as it has only been on for 6 months. I live in CA and there is no snow or crazy temperatures where I live. I would have expected it to last longer. I hate looking at my garage now cause I can just see that big bump from the wall. It drives me nuts. I am not sure if having it horizontally or vertically makes a difference. December 22, 2010
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