Should I buy a home with lp siding on it if I’m paying cash? I wouldn’t, unless you own a siding company or have the repair costs deducted and have some spare time on your hands. Get the lp siding issues fixed first.
Should I buy a home with lp siding on it if I’m getting financing? You may not have a choice. If there are any signs of LP Siding rot, delamination or failing the chances of passing inspection are very slim. And if the home fails inspection for LP Siding issues many lending companies will not approve your financing – hence you may not have a choice.
I have failing LP Siding, what should I do?
The Short Answer: the sooner you get it fixed the better.
If your LP Siding is already showing signs of rot, delamination, fungus, mold, swelling, mushrooms or separation – it’s just a matter of time before you have a real problem on your hands.
What about Smart Lap®, Smart Side® siding and Smart Panel® siding?
Our Opinion: We DO NOT advise installing this stuff, PERIOD!
If you want this stuff installed there are plenty of companies that will install it for you.
Due to LP Corp., their lawyers and our legal system – we CAN NOT say anything other than our OPINION – even then we have to be very carefull. You will have to fill in the blanks.
* Smart Lap®, Smart Side®, LP® and Smart Panel® are registered trademarks of the Louisiana Pacific Corporation