LP smartside any good?

LP smartside any good?

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:53 am

Here's the reason I ask on good Friday my plan was to replace one window on the north side of my house. When I tore the old trim off I found that the 30 year old t111 pattern Masonite siding/sheeting was in far worse shape than I thought. So I thought no big deal I'll just replace the bad and get the window back in. Well it turns out that I had to replace 4 sheets of it, and all the real t111 is 5/8" thick and my siding is about 1/2" thick so I bought LP smartside because it would fit in right with little hassle.

After a annoying Saturday a had torn all the bad siding off and the cardboard vapor barrier I put up tyvek. On Easter I hung 4'X8' siding panels by myself, man was that a chore, and I got it all back right installed the window, caulked, an painted all the new siding.

My only fear is that this new siding might fall apart if it gets wet. I know that some of engineered sidings had problems I'm wondering if they have corrected the rotting issues.
carlherrnstein
 
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Re: LP smartside any good?

PostBy: warminmn On: Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:43 pm

Its a little late now, but painting the inside part of the panel is supposed to really help stop wood panel siding from rotting away. Sorry but Im no more help then that.
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Re: LP smartside any good?

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:46 pm

I used it when I built my barn 8yrs and still holding up well.
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Re: LP smartside any good?

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:04 am

I have looked into the stuff a little and it seems to have improved somewhat. I have a scrap of it soaking in a bucket of water to see how bad it will swell.
carlherrnstein
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: combustioneer model 77B
Coal Size/Type: pea stoker/Ohio bituminous

Re: LP smartside any good?

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:04 pm

Well the scrap has been soaking for about three days now and has not delaminated and has not swollen noticeably.
carlherrnstein
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: combustioneer model 77B
Coal Size/Type: pea stoker/Ohio bituminous