Illinois Builder Converts to LP SmartSide Cedar Texture Shake Siding for Improved Workability, Durability & Design

LP Building Products, the proven leader in high-performance building
solutions, has added a new case study to its online product literature
portfolio. The case study spotlights Joe Nitti, co-owner of Nitti
Development in Elmhurst, Illinois, who used LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding
products on the Berteau Development, a neighborhood of 56 single-family
homes with traditional, craftsman-style architecture.

Nitti used LP SmartSide siding products because of durability,
workability and the style versatility, which he says truly made a
difference in designing the homes to be unique, as well as adding to
their aesthetic appeal to homebuyers. The workability of the products
enabled the ability to implement different types of architecture and
levels of elevation on each home, resulting in time and labor savings.

Prior to this project, Nitti used other types of siding materials.
“Making the switch was a really big deal,” Nitti emphasizes in regards
to converting to LP SmartSide products. “I had meetings with different
companies, spent a lot of time looking at LP homes.” Ultimately, Nitti
found that LP SmartSide siding “held its own.”

The Berteau Development is expected to be complete by Fall 2018, with
all 56 homes built with LP SmartSide Trim & Siding products. Not only
are the homes’ unique paint colors, architectural styles and elevations
a draw for homebuyers looking to appease personal preferences, Nitti has
personally tested and proven the durability and strength of the building

Nitti sums up his experience with LP SmartSide products saying he feels
confident in the building process and being able to turn around to the
homebuyer and say, “You’re good, everything is covered!”

To learn more about LP SmartSide Cedar Texture Shakes, please visit:

About LP Building Products

As a proven leader in high performance building solutions, LP Building
Products manufactures uniquely engineered, innovative building products
that meet the demands and needs of the building industry. Its extensive
product portfolio includes durable and dependable exterior siding and
trim systems, engineered wood framing and structural panels for
single-family homes, multifamily projects, repair & remodel markets,
light commercial facilities and outdoor buildings. LP also provides
industry leading service and warranties to help customers build smarter,
better and faster. Founded in 1973, LP is a global company headquartered
in Nashville, Tennessee, and traded on the New York Stock exchange under
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