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How to Protect Your Sub-Floor From Moisture: How RainChannel® Technology Works

As a builder, moisture is always a top concern once the sub-flooring goes down. The time when the structure is fully enclosed varies wildly during the build cycle and damage can cause a significant delay.

One solution to help protect the sub-floor from rainwater damage during construction is to use LP® TopNotch® 350 Durable Sub-Flooring

What is LP TopNotch 350 Durable Sub-Flooring?

LP TopNotch 350 Durable Sub-Flooring is an OSB sub-flooring designed to reduce the impact of moisture during construction. This, along with its stability and great price point, makes it a popular choice among builders.

Offering added protection from moisture damage, LP TopNotch 350 panels feature the unique RainChannel® technology that helps drain water away during construction. 

How Does the RainChannel® System Work? 

Just as treads on a tire push water through its grooves to disperse rainwater, the RainChannel system uses a self-draining notch design to quickly channel water away. This helps prevent water from standing too long and creating any potential moisture issues.

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The system also offers a moisture-resistant edge seal that can reduce the need for sanding.

Thanks to the RainChannel system, LP TopNotch 350 Durable Sub-Flooring offers a superior limited warranty. LP backs LP TopNotch 350 panels with a 200-day "no-sand" warranty and a 50-year transferable limited warranty.

For a “no-squeak” floor your customers will certainly appreciate, discover how LP Legacy® Sub-Flooring Adhesive can give you a sturdy and quiet sub-floor.

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Q&A: How Home Orientation Impacts Continuous Insulation

There’s a lot to consider when it comes to building an energy-efficient home for your clients and the many nuances that change with each build—including its orientation to the sun.

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Carbon Negative, Future Positive: LP® Structural Solutions Portfolio Releases Environmental Product Declarations

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.