Builders are changing from plywood panels to SmartSide™ panel siding because of its rich appearance and exceptional strength and durability. SmartSide panel siding offers many premium qualities not available in plywood siding products. The panels are treated with borate-based SmartGuard™ process to resist termites and fungal decay. The siding will not split, warp, delaminate or buckle like plywood siding. It's easy to install with the bead and notch system.