Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 46
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Linda 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 brandlic 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 JJandShanon 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 51plymouth 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 VTFARMER 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 DIYhomeowner 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Walkthewalk2 AN AWESOME PRODUCT - INSTALLS EASILY - USED IT ON 3 PROJECTS ALREADY!
We recently replaced all the T1-11 siding on our two story chimney on our home, as well as some rotten T1-11 siding on the front bay. We used SmartSide siding for both projects and were simply thrilled with the results. We spoke at length with LP Products support about the product and are quite amazed with it, as were both of our contractors. In fact, for the chimney project, we bought 12 sheets and pre-painted it with two coats of exterior paint to match our home, then trimmed with Hardi-trim fiber cement 3/4 x 1" trim stock. (We would have used LP products trim if it had been available but it is not.)
The roofing contractor that did our chimney really liked the SmartSide. It is lightweight but extremely durable. Treated with zinc borate and resins, it is very hard. In fact, it is difficult to get a siding nail into it at first. yet it is lightweight and easy to cut and handle, like OSB.
Anyway, the only issue we ran into is that the original T1-11 is almost 5/8" thick, while the SmartSide is 3/*" thick, so we had to compensate a bit here and there. But, the new Smartside matches up with the original siding much better than the Hardi-panel ever could. It has matching 8" on center grooves and lands that line up with my existing T1-11.
This was really important when we replaced the siding on the front bay, as we opted not to tear out the very top of each panel, as it would have been a lot of work to remove all the soffit up there. Instead, we cut out the bottom half and used Z-flashing.
One more thing. Because this paneling is pre-primed it is very easy to paint. It sucks up paint like a magnet.
We also replaced some rotten siding on a shed on our farm. This was older 3/8" siding. The new Smartside went on really easy and it will not rot. Also comes with a 5/50 year warranty. Of course, we paint all of ours, but one nice thing about this primed product is you do not have to paint it the same day you install it, you can do it at your convenience.
The other thing we like is that there is no hazardous cement dust as with the Hardie product. And you dont need a special blade to cut this either.
July 20, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by LRON 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