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LP® SmartSide® Siding Celebrates 20 Years of Outstanding Performance

As one of the leading manufacturers of shed building materials, LP Outdoor Building Solutions is proud to feature LP® SmartSide® engineered wood products in our lineup of quality materials. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the introduction of the LP® SmartSide® brand, and we couldn’t be more excited!

20 Years of Success

LP® SmartSide® siding is an innovative engineered wood siding product and one of the fastest-growing brands in the U.S. From sheds to single-family houses to commercial buildings, it provides beautiful curb appeal and easy maintenance wherever it is installed. Since 1997, LP SmartSide siding has been the go-to choice for shed dealers who want to build better outdoor structures. “Shed builders and homeowners love LP SmartSide siding. It looks beautiful and it’s incredibly durable,” said Parry Grimm, Segment Marketing Associate for LP Outdoor Building Solutions. “When you’re installing siding on an outdoor storage building, durability is usually the #1 concern. The SmartGuard® process makes LP materials resistant to termite damage and fungal decay.” LP is marking the 20-year milestone of LP SmartSide siding with events at its headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., and at its six siding mills located in the United States and Canada.

Engineered to Perform

Shed walls made with LP® SmartSide® panels, trim and lap siding offer all the warmth and beauty of traditional wood, along with outstanding durability. In addition to resisting termites, LP SmartSide panels also resist dents, face splitting and cracking. In short, it’s an ideal solution when you want a shed building that can stand up to outdoor wear and tear. Learn more about products from LP Outdoor Building Solutions at www.LPShed.com. To learn more about using LP products in your business, schedule a product knowledge meeting with an LP representative by calling (888) 820-0325.
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Choosing Materials: Best Siding for Cold Climates

January and February typically usher in the season's coldest temperatures, bringing the need to use building materials that can withstand frigid temperatures with them. However, it's often the freeze/thaw cycle--cold days followed by quick warm-ups--that can cause significant damage to a home's siding. So, what is the best siding for cold climates to combat this?

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Best House Sheathing for Cold Climates

With temperatures dropping, insulation and protecting new construction against the elements are top of mind. Of course, builders must consider how insulated wall sheathing can help meet code requirements and contribute to the overall performance of the building envelope. However, they must also carefully consider potential moisture problems both during and after the build and the potential impacts of freeze/thaw cycles. With the season of potential hard freezes followed by fast warm-ups upon us, let's explore methods for choosing the best house sheathing for cold climates.

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Building a House During Winter: Cold Weather Construction Safety Tips

With housing demand at an all-time high, builders do not have the ability to halt home construction during the winter months. Builders can work safely year round, even building houses during winter with planning and preparation. Advanced products and installation methods allow work to be performed during wet and very cold temperatures, but builders also need to consider winter safety for construction workers.

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Engineered Wood Siding in Multifamily Developments

Engineered wood siding has long been considered a trustworthy exterior product for single-family homes, but it is often overlooked for multifamily and commercial construction. LP® SmartSide® products are versatile enough for a range of builds beyond traditional single-family homes. Take a look at the homes featured in Madison Parade of Homes for siding inspiration and to see how LP SmartSide Trim & Siding might suit your building needs.