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LP Building Solutions Launches Innovative LP® SmartSide® Nickel Gap Siding

Nickel Gap is the newest addition to the portfolio of primed and prefinished siding products for exterior buildings from LP Building Solutions

LP Building Solutions (LP), a leading manufacturer of high-performance building products, is proud to announce the launch of its newest siding solution, LP® SmartSide® Nickel Gap Siding, available nationwide beginning March 1, 2024.

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LP® SmartSide® Nickel Gap Siding (Photo: Business Wire)

LP® SmartSide® Nickel Gap Siding (Photo: Business Wire)

Nickel Gap Siding will be available in a brushed smooth and cedar texture in 16 prefinished LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® colors and in a primed LP® SmartSide® cedar texture. The new product brings a timeless yet modern design element to the SmartSide portfolio while continuing to use LP® SmartGuard® technology to offer advanced durability and efficient workability. Nickel Gap Siding showcases a unique tongue and groove joinery that provides a flush surface, allowing the installer to conceal fasteners and helping to ensure a contemporary design appearance.

“We are excited to introduce LP® SmartSide® Nickel Gap to the market,” said LP Director of Siding Innovation & Commercialization Sarah Caperton. “This product addresses a gap in our portfolio, providing a solution for single and multifamily homes with more contemporary designs. This versatile product brings the durability and beauty of LP® SmartSide® products to homes built with a variety of materials as an accent or as the primary exterior siding.”

Nickel Gap Siding is 8 inches wide with a true 7-inch reveal currently available in a cedar texture finish. Starting March 1, Nickel Gap will be available in 16 ExpertFinish® colors in both brushed smooth and cedar textures. Nickel Gap can be installed in vertical and horizontal orientations, providing designers and builders with aesthetic flexibility. Installers are advised to adhere to local and regional building codes to help ensure proper installation and compliance.

LP® SmartSide® Nickel Gap Siding is backed by an industry-leading 5/50-year limited warranty, and LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Nickel Gap Siding includes a 15-year limited warranty on the finish, helping to ensure durability and peace of mind for builders and homeowners.

LP remains committed to delivering cutting-edge products that redefine standards of excellence in the building industry. With the introduction of Nickel Gap Siding, LP continues to be at the forefront of innovation, offering builders and homeowners an opportunity to provide modern and reliable siding solutions.

About LP Building Solutions

As a leader in high-performance building solutions, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP Building Solutions, NYSE: LPX) manufactures engineered wood products that meet the demands of builders, remodelers and homeowners worldwide. LP’s extensive portfolio of innovative and dependable products includes Siding Solutions (LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding, LP BuilderSeries® Lap Siding and LP® Outdoor Building Solutions™), LP® Structural Solutions (LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier, LP WeatherLogic® Air & Water Barrier, LP Legacy® Premium Sub-Flooring, LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated Sheathing, LP NovaCore® Thermal Insulated Sheathing and LP® TopNotch® 350 Durable Sub-Flooring) and oriented strand board (OSB). In addition to product solutions, LP provides industry-leading customer service and warranties. Since its founding in 1972, LP has been Building a Better World™ by helping customers construct beautiful, durable homes while shareholders build lasting value. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, LP operates 23 plants across the U.S., Canada, Chile and Brazil. For more information, visit


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