Posts Tagged 'siding'

LP® SmartSide® tests projectiles against siding – see the video

I just returned from vacationing in Pennsylvania, where I was unlucky enough to be a witness to a large hailstorm. While I’m waiting to hear from my insurance company about the damage to my car, this video from LP® SmartSide® was brought to my attention. Homes can also be damaged by hail or other projectiles thrown about by a strong storm. Take a look at the video to see how two common siding materials compare to LP® SmartSide®

LP® SmartSide® Storm Force Striker Projectile Test

Showing Vinyl Siding and Fiber Cement Siding compared to LP® SmartSide®

http://youtu.be/UbgsQmpQlXM

LP® SmartSide® Lap Siding. Image © Louisiana Pacific

LP® SmartSide® Lap Siding. Image © Louisiana Pacific

SmartSide™ products provide the warmth and look of wood without many of the problems associated with natural wood. The cedar grain texture is embossed into the boards providing better continuity of definition making the depth of the grain more visible. The boards are embossed and not cut, allowing better performance against weather and moisture. SmartSide products are manufactured using the borate-based SmartGuard process to resist termites and fungal decay. In addition, a resin saturated paint base overlay is fused to the engineered substrate, resulting in a surface that is easy to paint. Installation is also quick and easy because no special cutting or fastening tools are required.

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Of course, there are many factors that go into deciding on a siding material for a particular project. Whatever type of siding you prefer, National Lumber has the selection you want.

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Save Time Using Factory Finished Siding and Trim

As a contractor, finding experienced, qualified workers today is still a challenge due to the economic downturn. We’ve written about it, as have other industry news resources. Yet the question remains, how can contractors keep up with a rising workload while utilizing a smaller crew to complete a project at or above expectations, in a timely manner?

In a previous blog post, we wrote about the use of engineered wood products and how they save time, money and waste on a project. Today’s savings tip is  about the use of Factory Finished siding and trim. Russin Factory Finishing has teamed up with Benjamin Moore to offer products that will save time at the jobsite because they will arrive finished and ready to install.

Russin man applying coating to end of a substrate of Factory Finished trim and siding image

Each substrate undergoes a precise process to apply the coating, then inspection for quality control to ensure top quality products

The application of coatings on every substrate is followed through with careful precision and inspection to ensure the highest quality and protection on every side of each piece. Benjamin Moore paints and stains are renowned for their superior quality and lasting duration.

By choosing to use Factory Finished products on siding and trim, this will give you the ability to offer your clients a product that will not only look great, but will be better protected and last longer than if you were to install these items unfinished, then stain and seal them after installation.

If you don’t usually offer painting services, this will be a new service you can offer, with no additional labor costs.

Learn more about Factory Finishing and Benjamin Moore Paints and Stains on our website at www.national-lumber.com.

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