Hurricane & Projectile Impact Resistant Siding

Do You Live Near The Texas Gulf Coast and Want To Protect Your Family During Hurricane Season?

Hurricane Ike map

Homeowners can get more peace of mind with wind Driven, projectile impact PENETRATION Stoppage by LP SmartSide Siding, this durable siding is the Answer!

Hurricane season in southeast Texas, Houston Texas area, is typically from June through November. If you live or have lived in southeast Texas you have most likely experienced what it can be like during our Gulf Coast Hurricane Season and heavy winds.

By choosing impact resistant home siding, you can help provide better protection to the things inside your home, especially your family. Here is something to think about, the sheetrock on the walls inside your home is very breakable and easily penetrable, so what can help in stopping airborne objects from coming through it and potentially right into your home? A great solution could be, your home’s siding.

LP SmartSide Siding is a great choice with its being stronger than vinyl or fiber cement siding products such as popular and well-known products like Hardie. SmartSide does an excellent job at providing this additional protection for your home and family!

The reason why SmartSide Siding is so strong and durable is because it is an LP engineered wood product produced with wood fibers which are distributed in all different directions giving the SmartSide siding incredible strength and durability.  This will last for many years to come and help protect your home and family during storms and  is hurricane, projectile and impact resistant.

One of the purposes of the siding on your home’s exterior is to keep outside objects outside and from entering into the inside of your home.  As well as help your home to withstand the toughest of our Texas Gulf Coast weather conditions and from airborne wind-driven impacts.

Looking at the two photos below, you will see how an airborne, wind-driven projectile struck a home, penetrating the wall and actually entering the inside of the home by blasting through the exteriors wall, through the sheetrock and insulation. Now, what if that was a 2″x4″ or a tree branch that came through the wall and was to hit someone on the other side? This is a scary thought for sure!

Impact through the outside wall into the home

Impact through the outside wall into the home

Into the inside of the home from outside impact projectile

Into the inside of the home from outside impact projectile






Hurricane Ike Houston Texas

Back in 2008, as the intense effect of Hurricane Ike were felt, Houstonians began urgently seeking safer shelter from the storm as so many home exteriors had been receiving hazardous, wind-driven projectile damage. With insight to the number of the coastal wind driven projectiles that can become airborne during a Hurricane such as Ike, LP Building Products hired NASA to perform Ballistic Impact testing on their SmartSide Siding Product. Their goal: To put the product to the test to demonstrate the impact resistance of this product, their finding are detailed below.

Your Home exterior siding can help protect the integrity of your home and most importantly, what is inside your home like your family and pets. With the sheetrock being so easily breakable, consider what there is to stop airborne objects from coming into your home through the walls! A great solution A great solution to this problem lies in the exterior product on the home, the siding.

LP SmartSide Siding demonstrates the projectile resistance very well in the NASA video below. Part of the job of the siding on your home is to keep outside objects from entering through the walls into the inside of your home, thus keeping the occupants inside the safe. This link will take you to an informative PDF about the impact resistance of the LP SmartSide Siding Impact Testing 2012 for your reference and viewing.

The video below is a must-see showing the brute strength of SmartSide Siding. Here they are projecting a baseball at the siding at very fast speeds and the ball just bounces off from the siding. You cannot do this with fiber cement (like Hardi Siding), as it instantly fails offering little to no protection from  impacts from Hurricane strength wind-driven projectiles.

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Believe it or not, NASA was hired to perform this product ballistic impact testing of LP SmartSide Siding also performing the same testing on Fiber Cement (Hardie) Siding revealing some very shocking results, this video certainly is a must see!

As you know, here in southeast Texas we can have high winds, Hurricanes and Hail Storms many times through the year. It is a smart idea to consider installing a siding which is Houston Texas Hurricane Impact Resistant to help protect your home and family inside from flying debris during these storms. I would most certainly recommend the product, it is installed on my personal home and I believe you will agree it is a great siding product.

Hurricane Projectile Test Results Fiber Cement (Damage) LP SmartSide (No Damage)

Hurricane Projectile Test Results Fiber Cement (Damage) LP SmartSide (No Damage)


Texas Department of Insurance TDI Windstorm Approved

SmartSide Siding

SmartSide Siding Won’t Break Easily

Texas Department of Insurance, TDI, requires that siding be installed to meet the guidelines of their windstorm building standard for building or remodeling in the Gulf Coast Region. According to TDI, the LP SmartSide Siding product meets these strict requirements when installed correctly as outlined in their website for the Texas windstorm coastal region.

The extreme Durability and Penetration resistance is what LP SmartSide Siding has been known for in the siding industry for many years. This is due to the product being engineered wood-based, a perfect solution for Gulf Coast Hurricane prone areas. Although it has been several years since Hurricane Ike hit our Texas coast, many people still remember the damages and impact that it caused all to well.

Due to the Texas Department of Insurance TDI requirements, when we install any siding that is the Gulf Coast windstorm region, we will get a TDI windstorm certificate of compliance WPI-8 for your records.

The LP SmartSide siding product combines wood fibers with top-quality exterior grade SmartGuard resins to create siding that resembles wood siding but far outperforms many wood siding product on the market today with its long-term durability.

LP SmartSide cuts and installs like real wood but it has no hard knots, requires far fewer joints and will withstand hail impact (durability) much better than fiber cement. Texas Home Exteriors professionally installs the LP SmartSide siding product that is incorporated with zinc borate coating the fibers making up each siding board for the ultimate in durability providing the Hurricane protection shown in the above video.

LP SmartSide Siding Products is so confident of the SmartSide Siding quality, that it is offering a 100% warranty on both materials and labor for a FULL 5 years and a prorated product warranty for 50 long years.

SmartGuard – More Protection For Hurricane Prone Areas

LP SmartGuard Protection

LP SmartGuard 50 Year Protection

With our Texas Gulf Coast Hurricanes, come wind-driven rains and lots of them. LP SmartSide is treated with SmartGuard to repel the pounding rain from of the surface and keep all that is underneath, safe and dry, now that’s peace of mind!

Texas Home Exteriors happily come out to your home and provide you with a free estimate for installation of impact resistant SmartSide Siding. We also provide free estimates for new Roofing Shingles and/or Replacement Windows on your home with our 100% Texas EZ Pay Financing option. 

Please keep in mind, that this siding product will not stop a major impact, but rest assured that it will offer the much needed hurricane, projectile and impact resistance to repel many wind-driven objects from hurricanes. Please feel free to share any thoughts or comments you might have below. Thank you from, Texas Home Exteriors INC. 




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18 Responses to Hurricane & Projectile Impact Resistant Siding

  1. Sue says:

    I appreciate you sharing this blog. Really looking forward to read more.

    • Greg Kapitan says:

      Thank you Sue for your response. If you live in the greater Texas coastal area, having a siding product such as the LP SmartSide siding will help keep any projectile from penetrating into the walls of your home. Because the LP Siding is made from engineered wood, it has superior strength leading to increased resistance of outside airborne objects. This is peace of mind for anyone living within a Hurricane prone area.

  2. Jacqueline says:

    Hi my name is Jacqueline and I just wanted to drop you a quick note that I came to your Hurricane Impact Resistant Siding page and found it most informative. Thanks.

    • Greg Kapitan says:

      Jacqueline, thank you for your comment about our blog post. We believe that the LP SmartSide siding offers great impact resistance if your home is located within the Texas Gulf Coast metro area due to it’s strength. Please keep us posted should you have any more questions. Greg.

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    • Greg Kapitan says:

      Thank you John for your comments about this great hurricane and impact resistant siding product offered by LP SmartSide!

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  5. William Everwald says:

    I see how strong siding can keep something from coming into my home form the outside area, thanks Texas home exteriors.

    • Greg Kapitan says:

      Hi William, Yes most homeowners are not aware how much safer their home could be with stronger siding when storms like hurricanes come to our gulf coast area. It is quite easy when a wind driven object is airborne to enter into a home and come through the sheet rock. Stronger siding will hinder that experience and make any home safer from wind driven objects.

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