Right on side

LP Building Solutions (LP), a leading manufacturer of high-performance building products, has announced the first production of LP® SmartSide® products at its Houlton, Maine facility, which was swiftly followed by the production of the first APA-approved SmartSide board


For over 20 years, LP SmartSide Trim and Siding has provided customers with an innovative approach to home siding that combines the beauty of traditional wood and the durability of engineered wood. In that time, SmartSide siding products have experienced tremendous success and become one of the fastest-growing siding brands in the US.

To meet growing customer demand for SmartSide siding, in early 2021, LP announced a phased, multi-year plan to expand siding production capacity, starting with the conversion LP’s Houlton facility from the manufacture of oriented strand board (OSB) and laminated strand lumber to SmartSide siding.

“Customer demand for LP SmartSide Trim and Siding is at an all-time high,” confirmed Executive Vice President, General Manager of Siding Jason Ringblom. “We will always take care of our customers, which is why siding capacity expansion projects