We know that LP® SmartSide® customers take abundant pride in their work—as they should! One LP customer, Wisconsin homebuilder Chris Cook, has a passion for high quality homes with unique designs that are full of character and style. Chris uses LP SmartSide products on nearly all of the homes he builds.
Back in 2007, Chris was introduced to LP SmartSide Trim & Siding by a colleague and was especially impressed with the products when he toured an LP SmartSide manufacturing plant. In 2009, he started using the products on craftsman style homes. Although the market was in a rough spot, his new LP SmartSide homes were selling extremely well. Clients loved the look of his homes, so he decided to introduce a standard specification that all homes with siding needed to have LP SmartSide products.
Beyond craftsman and bungalow style homes, Chris has recently been building classic colonial homes inspired by traditional New England architectural styles. He will often add a bright red barnwood style garage attachment. "They're true showstoppers," says Chris. "We've done some really interesting homes that you couldn't create with fiber cement and certainly couldn't create with vinyl. LP SmartSide products made it possible."
To see more of Chris Cook’s timeless homes, check out his website: https://www.chriscookhomes.com
To see our full line of LP SmartSide products, go to: http://lpcorp.com/products/siding/lp-smartside-trim-siding/
Sustainability Solutions8 min
In our pursuit of sustainable and environmentally friendly products, we completed five LCAs and EPDs for our LP® Structural Solutions portfolio. Along with LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, these EPDs demonstrate the carbon negativity of our products. That means that our products store more carbon than is released during their entire life cycle, making us a meaningful part of the climate solution.Continue Reading
Sustainability Solutions6 min
In an era where environmental responsibility is paramount, we are proud to announce a remarkable achievement: the LP® Structural Solutions portfolio has been officially designated as carbon negative. This milestone is a testament to our unwavering commitment to redefining construction materials for the better with a focus on sustainability, resiliency and groundbreaking advancements.
It's no secret that many developers, architects and builders are reducing lot size as one way to hold down housing costs and maintain profitability. In fact, the rise of zero-lot-line homes, odd-lot/infill development and compressed parcel spacing is helping shape a new housing normal for many communities. This downsizing is focusing attention on minimum fire separation distance.
Resiliency Solutions5 min
The short answer is no, but the real question is: how does rain and water affect oriented strand board (OSB)? Let's dig into the details of OSB's construction.