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Advice from the Pros: Building with LP® SmartSide® Accessories

When it comes to installing lap siding many pros rely on one of the most durable siding solutions on the market, LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding. But not many are familiar with the latest LP SmartSide products: Outside Corners, J-Blocks and Mini-Splits. These engineered wood siding accessories complement durable exterior siding and help make the installation process easier all while creating a streamlined, finished look for each structure.
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Are Premium OSB Products Worth It? | LP Building Solutions

When beginning new construction, many builders start with the mindset of using commodity OSB. But sometimes following a discussion on floor…

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Best Home Siding for Cold Climates | LP SmartSide

January and February typically usher in the season’s coldest temperatures, bringing the need to use building materials that can withstand f…

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House Sheathing for Cold Climates | LP Building Solutions

With temperatures dropping, insulation and protecting new construction against the elements are top of mind. Of course, builders must consi…

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Cold Weather Construction Safety Tips | LP Building Solutions

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 | LP SmartSide

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 Sub-floors?

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 OSB Waterproof?

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 …