April marks the beginning of hail season in Denver. Every year, the city encounters at least one major hailstorm, with hail sizes ranging from 1 to 2 inches or greater. The golf ball sized hail causes major damage throughout the city – to people’s cars, roofs, and, most importantly, the siding that protects their home. That’s why now is a good time to invest in hail-resistant LP SmartSide for your Denver home.
Why You Need Hail Resistant Siding in Denver
Denver is one of the top five cities for hail loss claims. And hail doesn’t even have to be huge to damage your home’s siding. Even penny-sized hail (0.75 inches) can cause major damage. Hail can cause everything from cracks and chips in siding to major dents and holes. All of this puts your home at increased risk for water intrusion, rot, mold, and infestation.
That’s why we recommend hail-resistant siding for Denver homes. Hail-resistant options like LP SmartSide can withstand hail up to 1.75 inches in diameter. Avoiding hail damage prevents homeowners from having to invest in costly repairs.
How Does LP SmartSide Perform in Hail Storms?
When it comes to hail resistant siding, LP SmartSide takes the cake. Neither fiber cement nor insulated vinyl can match its strength and impact resistance.
LP SmartSide has been third party tested to determine its performance in hail storms. The National Wind Institute’s Debris Impact Facility at Texas Tech University found that SmartSide showed no signs of damage when struck with hail 1.75 inches in diameter at 81 mph.
SmartGuard Protects Against Impact
The reason that LP SmartSide is able to perform so well in hail is that it’s protected by a special technology called “SmartGuard.” SmartGuard is a special formulation made with resins, waxes, and zinc borate and finished with an overlay. When applied, it increases the strength of siding, making it incredibly durable and weather-resistant. This is what gives SmartSide its hail-resistant properties.
Get Ready for Hail Season in Denver
Call Scottish Home Improvements to get LP SmartSide for your Denver, Colorado home.