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By Jim in Maple Grove, MN on 3/13/2007


Has anyone here looked at both these products? I'm trying to decide between LP SmartSide from Louisiana Pacific and Cedarmill from James Hardie. LP SmartSide is made from OSB coated with some sort of polymer, and Hardie is obviously a concrete/fiber mix. 

The SmartSide has a better grain to it, but other than that, can anyone supply advice on why they chose one of these over the other and how it has held up?


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By Kenneth in Lees Summit, MO on 3/14/2007


I have James Hardie, but limited my shopping only to fiber cement products so didn't consider SmartSide. I used smooth, not Cedarmill. I really liked Nichiha. It is thicker than the James Hardie products and a bit more substantial. However Nichiha is not available easily in my market, and the local wholesalers carry James Hardie.

I can say the James Hardie is very nice to paint, and after two years is showing absolutely no signs of fading and/or wear. In comparison my wood door frames getting a full south exposure will get scraped and painted this spring (the doors themselves are fiberglass and also showing no signs of fading or any need for repaint).


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By Mark in Grand Island, NY on 5/3/2007


Hi Jim,

Have you found out more about this comparison? I am asking the same questions myself right now.

Thanks,

Mark


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By Jim in Maple Grove, MN on 5/4/2007


I chose James Hardie Siding in moss green with the Cedarmill cut, with white trim. It's going on and it looks great. One contractor wanted $60,000 for roofing, siding, and stonework and told me to take it or leave it, so I left it and found another that would do the same job for $41,000 (you just have to talk to them for awhile.) Both companies had no complaints with the BBB.

 


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By Brent in Bovitz, MN on 9/21/2008


Mark,

Our house just got struck by lightning and we are looking at residing with Hardie Board or LP SmartSide. We are having a difficult time deciding as well. What did you learn? I have heard that the LP SmartSide comes in 16' sections, so there are less seams. They both have a 50-year guarantee. I've been going back and forth, but we have to decide this week. Most of the custom homes being built in the area with the Parade of Homes are using the Hardie Board.

I would appreciate any info.

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Brent


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By Jim in Maple Grove, MN on 9/22/2008


Brent,

We went with Hardie Board and LOVE IT! It's been on over a year now and it still looks great! I chose the Hardie because it's cement/fiber composition. Even though LP says that they've taken care of the old issues with their product, as a Realtor I'd seen more and more houses being "redone" because of the old stuff and it just scared me off. Here's a pic or two of the finished house in Maple Grove, MN.


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