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A Guide to Green Building Codes and Standards

Green building has moved from a trending industry practice to an industry standard. With the growth in demand for sustainable practices, there are a host of initiatives surrounding green building codes and standards. Keeping track of these standards can be difficult. We've created a resource for building professionals to refer to as you navigate the world of green building.
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Shed Construction: Materials Make All the Difference

As sheds continue to be used for much more than storage, durability remains one of the most important considerations for shed builders. No …

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2021 Building Regulatory Update

The building industry is a complex regulatory landscape with varied codes and requirements by state. Competing priorities, such as meeting …

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Vertical Siding Options and Benefits with LP® SmartSide® Siding

LP® SmartSide® vertical siding provides a durable, versatile option for builders interested in providing thei…

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Does a Radiant Barrier Really Work?

Homebuyers have shifted toward energy-efficient new homes in recent years with energy efficiency among one of the most sought-after traits …

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Proven Productivity: Primed LP® SmartSide® Trim & Lap Siding Installs 30 % Faster Than Fiber Cement

As a builder, it can be difficult to trust product claims without proof. With LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, w…

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Building for Indoor Air Quality

The issue of indoor air quality and overall building health is becoming more prevalent than ever. With building standards such as LEED bein…

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8 UL Fire-Rated Assemblies and Intertek-Listed Fire-Rated Walls You Should Know

Finding the proper code-compliant fire-rated wall assembly for wood frame construction is a challenge. That challenge grows even more compl…

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A Structural System Approach to Moisture Management

As builders set their sights on constructing more durable, resilient homes, combating moisture concerns—both during and after the build—is …

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What Architects Need to Know About the Latest LP® FlameBlock® OSB Evaluated Assemblies

Finding the proper fire-resistance-rated OSB assembly that meets code compliance and a building's structural requirements can be tricky. Th…

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Fire-rated Sheathing Installation: Soffit & Eave Details

When it comes to how to install fire-rated OSB sheathing, ensuring the soffit and eave details are aligned with code requirements can be a …

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Energy-Efficient Building Materials For Hot Climates

In hot climates, energy efficiency can be a top concern for homeowners. Increased needs for cooling alone can lead to higher energy costs, …

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How to Avoid Moisture Intrusion Around Windows

As spring showers ramp up, moisture can become a big concern both during and after construction. Properly installing flashing for windows i…