Engineered Wood Siding – A Great Choice for Homeowners in Minneapolis

We here at Builders & Remodelers believe that you can have the best of both worlds when it comes to wood siding products; the look for natural wood, with the benefits of a maintence-free siding.  We place an emphasis on the best warranties for both product and paint. Ensuring you get the best of both worlds.

Below is the comparison of the  best available wood products on the market today. Whatever, you decide we are more then happy to install with today’s best known installation techniques buy installers that work for our company (not subcontractors).




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PaintBaked-on pigment, a durable, low-maintenance finish that lasts up to two times longer, has 30% better fade resistance and adheres up to 400% better than any other paint available.Primer, with two coats of latex. 6 mil of scratch-resistance.
MaterialFiber cement.Pressed and heated wood strands with a zinc borate coating to protect against termites and fungal decay.
EfficiencyHas insulation tailored to the geographic region it is to be installed in.Includes the TechShield® radiant barrier, which reduces energy consumption.
WarrantyComes with a 30-year nonprorated, transferable, limited warranty.Includes a 5/50-Year Limited Warranty.

Contact Builders & Remodelers today for an consultation, and cover your home with the peace of mind that comes with engineered wood siding!

Paint Options

Worried that the paint will peel off and the slightest scratch will rip the paint off? Stop worrying with SmartSide. It has an applied primer with 2 coats of acrylic latex paint which gives LP SmartSide 6 mill of Scratch Resistance.

Looking for options? Take a look at the 15 Base Colors Available backed with a 25 Year Warranty.

What is it made of?

LP SmartSide  is compiled of pressed, heated and zinc borate covered woven wood strands. Wondering what zinc borate is doing on your siding? It’s protecting it from both fungal decay and termite damage. Less worrying, more enjoying, LP SmartSide!

Siding installation used to be a pain, as costs would increase as the long boards would crack during transportation and delivery. LP SmartSide is durable, giving you a lower cost.

How long is the warranty?

All SmartSide products come backed with an industry-leading, transferable, limited warranty. It’s the kind of warranty that protects your investment and peace of mind.

The durable LP SmartSide enables LP to offer a 5/50-Year Limited Warranty.

Is it energy efficient?

LP Smartside is made with TechShield® Radiant Barrier, which reduces energy consumption by blocking radiant heat in the roof from entering the attic.

This keeps the attic cooler, lowers energy costs and makes the home more comfortable. A certified ENERGY STAR® product, LP TechShield Sheathing reduces air conditioning bills up to 17%, can potentially reduce the tonnage of the HVAC system, and may allow the homeowner to qualify for utility rebates.

Does it really help the environment?

The absence of knots and voids helps reduce scrap woodpiles, and longer product lengths reduce the total number of pieces needed to complete a home. In addition, it’s made of an engineered wood substrate, a renewable resource with a reduced environmental impact.

LP uses SFI certified forest management and procurement systems, which helps ensure wood comes from well managed forests.

The processing of the boards means a cleaner, more efficient installation process with no silica dust unlike fiber cement products.