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How to Use LP SkillBuilder: Your Resource Hub for LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding

Packed with engineered wood siding installation instructions, siding tips and more, this portal serves as LP's 24 hour support for building with LP SmartSide Trim & Siding. Ready to learn more? Let's walk through the features and benefits of the LP SkillBuilder program so you can get started today!
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Oregon Music Garage, Part 2: Stumpenhorst Finishes Exterior With LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding for a Sleek, Bold Look

With a few other LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding projects under his belt, contractor Kyle Stumpenhorst knew this…

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What Is the Difference Between Trim vs. Fascia?

When it comes to exterior cladding, homes require more than siding to protect them from the elements. Fascia and trim are two key elements …

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Top LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding Virtual Resources to Help You Build Better

In today’s landscape of high competition and new ways of interacting with clients, easy-to-access virtual resources have become even more i…

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Most Popular Home Styles by Region

From Cape Cods in the Northeast to modern houses overlooking the Pacific, you can often tell where you are in the U.S. by the most popular …

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Creating Distinction and Variety in Tract Housing

Some new-build communities have limited exterior design options, making entire neighborhoods look the same, with little variety in appearan…

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A Renovator’s Perspective: Why LP® SmartSide® Siding Products are Faster to Install

As a busy remodeler, it’s one thing to use LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding products because they are durable, lo…

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Dos and Don’ts of Installing Alternative-Use Sheds

Traditional sheds offer practical storage for items like tools, garden equipment and out-of-season toys. Today, sheds are becoming an exten…

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Budget-Friendly Architectural Styles for Modern Multifamily Builds

Masterfully achieving modern architectural styles in multifamily designs takes expertise and patience, especially when a tight budget compe…

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Deciding Factors in Switching to One of the Most Durable Siding Solutions on the Market

Are you a builder or remodeler who is considering the use of a new siding material? Durability is likely a top concern as you evaluate any …

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Siding Benefits for Builders to Look For

What are the key benefits that both the contractor and the homeowner should be aware of when choosing a siding product? Here are some tips …

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Illinois Builder Finds Improved Workability with LP SmartSide

In a recently published case study, LP featured customer Nitti Development and their use of LP® SmartSide® Ce…

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LP® FlameBlock® OSB: Perfect Fit For Today's Smaller Homes

According to Metrostudy, the average home size in the nation's top 15 housing markets has declined over the past two years. The biggest dip…