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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 consi…

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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 …

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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 mult…

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Plywood Vs. OSB: Which is Better for Subfloors?

When it's time to construct subfloors, you may automatically pick up either plywood or OSB without too much thought. During the COVID-19 pa…

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Everything You Need to Know About LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding for Your Interior

Siding is traditionally thought of as an exterior product, but LP® SmartSide® products are challenging this b…

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How to Install Radiant Barriers Under Shingles

Believe it or not, that's not such an unusual question. A lot of builders aren't sure about how to install a radiant barrier or-for that ma…

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Installation Advice: Should Wall Sheathing Overlap Foundation?

Whether most of your construction projects use engineered wood, plywood or OSB, proper wall sheathing installation helps protect the home f…

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Is There A More Water-Resistant OSB Board?

The #1 problem on a jobsite? Water. Because when it rains, it pours. When rain hits before a new house is fully closed in, it can be disast…

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The Value of a Single Manufacturer

With the rise in popularity of homebuilding TV shows and access to an abundance of exterior products and accessories, homeowners are more a…

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Are All Sub-Floor Adhesives The Same?

Want to reduce callbacks on your construction projects? Well, squeaky floors are one of the most common causes for callbacks, and the most …

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Managing Dead Load With the Right Construction Materials

There are several different types of loads that affect a structure. Building code requirements are specified in terms of the minimum loads …

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How to Repair Water Damaged Sub-Floor

If not discovered quickly enough, a slow leak caused by a faulty dishwasher, ice maker, shower or another appliance will require extensive …