LP SmartSide© has gained popularity for its durability and versatility. This article discusses why LP SmartSide© is an excellent choice for portable buildings, exploring its suitability, instances where it may not be necessary, and providing valuable tips for its maintenance.

Understanding LP SmartSide©

LP SmartSide© is an innovative siding material crafted from wood fibers, wax, resin, and zinc borate. These components are bonded together using a proprietary process. The result is an engineered wood siding that mimics the appearance of traditional wood but surpasses it in terms of durability and performance.

When LP SmartSide© is Most Appropriate

Portable Buildingsre

LP SmartSide© is an ideal choice for portable buildings because of its lightweight design and stability. Because of its adaptability to different environments and ease of mobility, it is a perfect fit for offices, storage units, or temporary living spaces.

Residential Construction

A popular choice for residential construction, it is a durable and stylish alternative to traditional wood siding. It’s suitable for different climates thanks to its resistance to weather extremes like heat and humidity.

Renovations and Remodeling

It is a versatile option for upgrading existing structures. Available in different textures and finishes, it gives homeowners a range of stylish choices while benefiting from modern, low-maintenance materials.

The Smart Choice for Portable Buildings in Tennessee's Dynamic Environment

Portable buildings need sturdy and resilient materials to withstand Tennessee’s climate. Here are some reasons why LP SmartSide© is the better choice for constructing portable buildings in Tennessee:


Weather Resistance and Adaptability to Extreme Temperatures

Portable buildings are often moved from one location to another which exposes them to different weather conditions. LP SmartSide©’s exceptional weather resistance ensures that these structures can endure the wide range and extreme temperatures, humidity, and occasional severe storms encountered in Tennessee. The innovative technology used to manufacture it minimizes the risk of warping, cracking, or other structural issues.

Strength and Structural Integrity

Engineered for strength and structural integrity, it’s a solid foundation for portable buildings. This is especially crucial in a state like Tennessee, where temperature fluctuations and occasional high winds can impact the stability of structures. The robust construction of LP SmartSide© ensures that portable buildings remain secure and dependable in various environments.

Resistance to Moisture and Decay

The humid climate in Tennessee can lead to moisture-related problems such as rot and decay. LP SmartSide© ‘s engineered design has moisture-resistant properties, protecting portable buildings from potential damage caused by prolonged exposure to humidity, rain, or other moisture sources.

Environmentally Friendly Construction

For those who prioritize environmental sustainability, LP SmartSide© is an excellent choice. The manufacturing process involves responsibly sourced wood fibers and eco-friendly practices, aligning with the growing demand for greener construction materials. Choosing LP SmartSide© reflects a commitment to both durability and environmental responsibility.

When LP SmartSide© May Be Unnecessary

While LP SmartSide© is a versatile and durable siding option for many applications, there are specific scenarios where it might not be the most suitable choice. Here are situations where LP SmartSide© may not be the optimal option and the reasons behind these considerations:

Constant Exposure to Water or Marine Environments

LP SmartSide© is engineered to resist moisture, but continuous and prolonged exposure to water and high humidity may not be ideal. In areas with frequent, heavy rainfall, alternative materials with specialized waterproofing features such as cement board or vinyl will be more appropriate. For areas near saltwater bodies where the siding is in direct contact with salt water,  opt for materials that are made for this kind of exposure like certain types of metal or composite sidings

High-Rise Buildings

For tall structures where extreme strong winds are a concern, the lightweight nature of LP SmartSide© may not provide the necessary structural support. Heavier and more rigid materials like brick or fiber cement will be better suited to withstand the force associated with high-rise construction.

Fire Resistance Requirements

While LP SmartSide© is treated to be fire-resistant, there are situations where local building codes require materials with even higher fire resistance. Alternative siding materials with superior fire-resistant properties such as metal or certain fiber cement options are more appropriate.

Strict Historical Preservation Requirements

In cases where a project involves the restoration or preservation of historical buildings, there might be strict guidelines on the materials that can be used. Some preservation boards or historical societies may mandate the use of specific traditional materials, such as wood clapboard or shingles, over modern alternatives like LP SmartSide©.

Maintaining LP SmartSide©: Tips for Longevity

Appropriate maintenance of the LP SmartSide© is important for its longevity and overall performance. Here’s a more detailed explanation of the seven tips to effectively maintain it:

1. Regular Cleaning: Dust and dirt can accumulate on the surface over time. Regularly clean the siding using a mixture of mild detergent and water. Use a soft brush or cloth to scrub the surface gently..

2. Inspect for Damage and Caulking Issues: Regularly inspect to identify any signs of damage, such as cracks, splits, or loose panels. Check the caulking around joints and edges. Immediately address any issues to prevent them from worsening, especially to caulking to make sure it’s water-sealed.

3. Seal and Paint: Use a protective sealant or paint to shield it from the elements. Apply a high-quality sealant or paint that’s recommended for this material to enhance moisture resistance and UV protection.

4. Keep Vegetation Clear: Overhanging vegetation can lead to moisture retention and promote the growth of mold and mildew. Regularly trim any plants to maintain proper air circulation and prevent potential damage.

5. Protect Against Insects: LP SmartSide© is engineered to resist termites and other wood-boring insects, but periodic inspections are still necessary. Keep an eye out for any signs of infestation, and if needed, apply insecticides to safeguard the siding.

6. Protect During Construction: If LP SmartSide© is used during the construction phase, take precautions to shield it from potential damage caused by other construction activities. Cover the siding when not in use, and avoid unnecessary stress or impact.

7. Mind the Fasteners: Ensure that all fasteners, such as nails and screws, are securely in place. Loose or corroded fasteners can compromise its stability, especially in adverse weather conditions.

In conclusion, LP SmartSide© is the superior choice for portable buildings when it comes to durability, versatility, and longevity. When looking to construct or maintain portable structures, consider the advantages that LP SmartSide© brings to the table. Blacks Buildings is a trusted partner of LP SmartSide©  and we offer them in our range of our portable structures.

Invest in the future of your portable building with LP SmartSide©, and let Blacks Buildings guide you through an easy and reliable construction process. Your smart choice begins here.

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