Engineered Wood Siding

Exterior Source takes pride in being the premier source for high-quality siding installation in the Tidewater, Virginia, area. We are proud to include LP® SmartSide® engineered wood products in our siding line-up, featuring the Diamond Kote® paint finish.

About LP® SmartSide® Engineered Wood Siding

LP® SmartSide® is a line of engineered wood siding and trim products that offer many benefits to today’s homeowner. LP SmartSide engineered wood begins with wood fibers or strands that are treated with zinc borate for protection against decay and termites. This treated wood is then combined with a resin binder, and bonded with a water-resistant overlay. The final product has the following advantages over traditional wood:

  • Better durability. LP SmartSide will not expand and contract like traditional wood and does not absorb moisture. This gives it excellent durability even in extreme weather conditions. LP SmartSide is backed by a 50-year limited warranty.
  • Rot resistance. Unlike wood, engineered wood from LP SmartSide has been carefully tested and proven to withstand termites and fungal decay and still remain structurally sound.
  • The look of wood. Add beauty to your home with the realistic deep cedar-grain texture of LP SmartSide engineered wood trim and siding. These products are also available in a smooth finish.
  • Better paint adhesion. Due to its resin-saturated overlay, paint adheres better to LP SmartSide siding, providing a more consistent application and a longer paint life than traditional wood.
  • Increased stability. LP SmartSide will not warp, cup or split like traditional wood.
  • Less expense. LP SmartSide costs less than traditional wood siding and is comparable to fiber cement siding. Because it requires less maintenance, this ensures future cost savings as well.

Available pre-finished. LP Smartside is available pre-finished for more convenience when installing.

About Diamond Kote® Paint

As a homeowner, you have two choices on how your LP SmartSide siding is finished. You can either have it prefinished with a color before it is installed, or you can have it painted after installation. Exterior Source recommends using LP SmartSide siding that has been prefinished with Diamond Kote® pre-finish. Diamond Kote is applied in the factory with robotic sprayers, resulting in a high-quality, durable, scratch-resistant surface that stands the test of time.
Diamond Kote pre-finish offers advanced pigment-based paint that resists fading and stays vibrant over the years. It includes a 30-year, no-fade warranty.

Learn More About Engineered Wood Siding

Call Exterior Source today at 757-464-2060 to find out more about the LP products that we carry and install. You can also reach us through our contact form to schedule a free estimate.

Customer Reviews

Few exterior remodeling companies can claim the same level of experience and customer satisfaction as Exterior Source. See what our customers have had to say about us through the years.


“They installed new gutters and wrapped the trim and soffit. The job was performed on time and professionally. I am now having them install shutters to match. I would not return business unless I was completely satisfied.”

R. Jankowski

“I highly recommend Exterior Source for your roofing and siding. They perform quality work with the utmost professionalism. The behavior of the sales and construction managers are one definitely dedicated to serving the customer.”

L. Reynolds Jr.

“We have used Exterior Source for the installation of our new leaf guard gutters and replacement windows for our entire house. We had fairly quick service. When the installers arrived, they were very efficient. They left our home the way they found it. We are very pleased with them, and we plan to use them a third and fourth time. They are not the cheapest, but you have to play for quality.”

N. Knight
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