What are the key benefits that both the contractor and the homeowner should be aware of when choosing a siding product? Here are some tips from Kate Wyeth, Market Development Manager for LP Building Solutions.
Reducing call-backs is always a concern for builders and remodelers, which means that it’s vital to choose a durable siding product that is covered by a meaningful warranty. “Contractors really value the durability, performance and quality that a warranty backs,” explains Wyeth. “With the LP® SmartSide® 5/50-year limited warranty, contractors are most interested that it offers broader, longer coverage in comparison to competitors and that it covers the full cost of repairs or replacements for five years."
To builders, these factors prove the lasting durability of the product. “A manufacturer’s warranty speaks to consistency of the product and tells them that the product has been tested for quality. LP backs its siding with a limited 50-year limited substrate warranty,” Wyeth continues. “They’re also interested in the workability of siding, and appreciate that LP SmartSide siding products are easier to install and cut without resulting in too much waste.”
Homeowners, on the other hand, are often initially focused on whether a certain brand of siding is an attractive product. “Often, homeowners are specifically interested in the different styles of siding that are available and the variety of looks that can be attained by using LP SmartSide siding products,” says Wyeth. “All in all, they’re focused on beautiful curb appeal that also offers dependability and peace of mind. They love that LP SmartSide Trim & Siding products combine the natural look of wood with the durability of an engineered product.”
Warranties also factor into the purchase decision for many homeowners. “For homeowners, warranties offer confidence in their investment,” Wyeth explains. “Generally, customers are most concerned with how the warranty addresses weatherability and protects against the extreme weather conditions that can occur in their area. LP SmartSide siding offers toughness in harsh weather, including hail, and the LP SmartSide limited warranty covers the full cost of repairs or replacements for five years, as well as the 50-year longevity.”
Put the benefits of LP SmartSide Trim & Siding products to work for your business and enjoy happier, more satisfied customers. For more information about the LP BuildSmart™ Preferred Contractor Program, visit www.LPCorp.com/BuildSmart or call (866) 389-4657.
In the last few months, the world has been completely upended by COVID-19. Construction and building material suppliers have been named “essential” businesses in many states, but the designation continues to evolve in both definition and implementation. The NAHB has an interactive map with statewide stay-at-home orders and construction exemptions to those orders, but contact your local HBA or regulatory offices for up-to-date or more detailed information. While uncertainties about the future of the building industry loom, there are a number of proactive measures you can take in the interim to help your business during this trying time.