Engineered wood wall paneling is about half the price of real wood and is easier and less expensive to install. Wood siding can be purchased pre-primed, ready to paint, or pre-painted in any number of finish options, reducing field and labor time after installation.

Another question is how long does wood siding last in construction?

20 to 30 years

Can CanExel siding be painted in a similar way?

LP® CanExel® exterior wood-based siding is manufactured using an advanced process with a multi-layer, heat-hardened finish with high-quality Valspar® paints. All CanExel wall claddings are durable and require only a simple maintenance to maintain their beautiful appearance.

Can Smart Siding be painted accordingly?

Painting LP Smart Siding is slightly different than the traditional wood paneling though. All Smart Siding panels are supplied pre-primed and ready to be painted with a coat of your preferred exterior finish immediately after installation.

What does wood siding look like?

Wood siding boards look like real wood, but are much more durable than their older ancestors. With engineered wood, you don’t have to deal with wood rot or termites. The siding is less expensive and also lighter than wood.

Do you need to prime wood siding before painting?

It is important to prime the bare exterior wood before painting as it Wood seals grain, prevents strikethrough and improves paint adhesion. For similar reasons, priming other materials such as stucco, metal, and concrete is just as important.

What is the best siding for a home?

Wood siding comes in clapboards ( aka as lap or sloping side cladding) as well as shakes and shingles. Clapboard siding uses horizontally installed planks of wood with a top piece that overlaps the bottom piece. Western red cedar and redwood, woods known for their attractiveness and durability, are considered the best choices.

How to clean wood siding before painting?

Brushes, bucket, hose and TSP. Hand scrub every square foot of siding. Buy or rent a pressure washer and give the house a good spray. This is considered the best way to clean your side panels, as rubbing by hand with a brush can remove dirt better than just water pressure.

How long does LP SmartSide last?

Honestly, while the LP SmartSide warranty extends 20 years beyond Hardie’s, it’s prorated so it depreciates in value every year, and most homeowners are ready for a swap by that point anyway.

How do you clean wood material? Disguise?

Mix 3 parts water to 1 part EITHER vinegar or bleach. You can then fill a spray bottle with the solution, or put it in a bucket and use a soft brush to scrub your home with the solution. In difficult areas, you can leave the solution on the area for 30 minutes before rinsing.

Is LP SmartSide resistant to woodpeckers?

LP® SmartSide® exterior siding and siding are designed to effectively resist damage from termites and wood-boring insects. The insulation is form-fitted to the back of the panel, eliminating the voids present in traditional vinyl siding and adding the impact resistance needed to keep the woodpecker from pecking.

How often do you need to paint LP SmartSide?

LP recommends applying two coats of undiluted paint with the coverage recommended by the manufacturer. The LP SmartSide 5/50 Year Limited Warranty gives you a 5 year 100 percent labor and material replacement feature and a 50 year prorated warranty.

What is the cheapest exterior siding for a house?

Metal siding is the second cheapest (including aluminum siding prices), then wood siding and finally stucco. While prices vary by model, availability, market and season, vinyl can cost up to $4/m². ft. while cedar siding can cost as much as $8/m².

What does LP siding stand for?

Louisiana Pacific’s Inner Seal siding, commonly referred to as “LP,” fits the bill . In the early 1990’s, interior seal siding exploded, and at least in western Washington.

When was the LP siding recalled?

800,000 homes between 1985 and 1995 sided with a Louisiana-Pacific (LP) product called the Inner Seal, which sparked one of the largest class-action lawsuits in history after the siding began to fail. This suit has paid out over $500 million to customers.

Is LP Smart Siding any good?

This engineered siding looks, feels and performs like real cedar beauty and warmth to homes. In addition, it offers much better durability and performance. LP® SmartSide offers all the benefits of wood, vinyl and fiber cement siding along with many other benefits.

Can you stain wood siding?

LP SmartSide, engineered wood cedar texture lap siding – maple stain. Our maple stain color is a natural yellow color with darker accents that fill in the grain of the panel giving it a true natural wood stained appearance. Lap siding, siding, soffits, boards and battens, or clapboard can all be finished in the same color.

How much does wood siding cost?

Wood siding costs anywhere from $3.58 to $8.58 per square foot for installation. If you were to install wood siding in an average 1,500 square foot home, you could expect a total installation cost of around $7,500. In comparison, natural wood siding can cost $8 to $12 per square foot.

Does LP SmartSide come pre-painted?

Why use factory finished LP® SmartSide® siding and siding should. If your top priority is finish quality, LP SmartSide recommends factory pre-finished cladding from our LP Pre-Finish Network.

What type of exterior paint should I use?

There are two basic types of Exterior colors to choose from: oil based and the more commonly used latex. Oil paints are very durable and waterproof.

  • Latex is easy to apply, dries quickly, is durable and withstands direct sunlight.
  • Acrylic latex is the highest quality latex paint.

How often does wood siding need painting?

Wood siding should be repainted every 3-7 years or stained approximately every 4 years. Aluminum siding can last about 5 years between coats of paint, and stucco 5-6 years. New types of materials require less frequent touch-ups. For example, cement fiberboard wall cladding should only need to be painted about once every 10-15 years.

Do you need to paint LP Smart siding?

According to the terms of LP’s Application Instructions, All Exposed edges of LP ® SmartSide ® trim and moldings must be primed and painted with an approved paint to protect the trim substrate. Therefore, do not prime the back of the fairing or trim.