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In a remote rainforest north of Vancouver, LP product experts and two of the world’s leading kayakers embarked on the ultimate testing mission: to prove the strength and durability of the new LP Legacy® sub-flooring by exposing it to one of Mother Nature’s wildest extremes. We recently sat down with Brian St. Germain, Director of OSB Quality & Technology, to ask him about his experience at the rainforest test site and discuss what sets LP Legacy apart from competitors.
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Product Testing That Goes The Extra Mile

Just like the stock market, the construction industry hates uncertainty. Architects and builders look for high-performance products they ca…

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UL Fire Ratings for Wall Assemblies Explained

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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Hail Storms are No Match for LP® SmartSide® Products

According to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, 5 411 major hailstorms were reportedin 2015. These storms occurred in all 48 …

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The Smart Alternative to Shaft Wall Liner

Building professionals who work on townhomes are likely familiar with area separation walls that use shaft wall liner, often referred to as…

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Did You Know? LP® SmartSide® Siding Can Be Painted to Suit Any Taste

When it comes to exterior siding options, what influences the choice made by builders and remodelers? For most professionals, it's a combin…

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[VIDEO] LP® SmartSide® House Trim: Tough, Beautiful and in a Class by Itself

Exterior house trim can make or break a home. It can either look beautiful for many years to come, or break down and cause damage around wi…

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Why Knots in Traditional Wood Siding are a Nightmare

Softwood species such as cedar, pine, fir and spruce are frequent choices for homes with traditional exterior wood siding and fencing. Ther…

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OSB vs. Plywood

In the battle for market share, a 10 % advantage is considered significant. For example, Lexus has about a 10 % greater market share than Inf…

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More with Less: Code-Compliant OSB Sheathing with Structural Performance Characteristics

Meeting fire codes in zero-lot-line applications, Type III buildings, load-bearing party walls, and roof deck firewalls require fire- resis…

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Why You Can Believe in LP® SmartSide®, Part 5: Easy Installation

In the previous installments of this blog series, we discussed several aspects of LP® SmartSide® engineered w…

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Why You Can Believe in LP® SmartSide®, Part 4: Tested For Toughness

LP® SmartSide® siding options withstand impact from airborne debris and everyday bumps better than many other…

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LP Introduces the New FlameBlock® I-Joist

As the global leader of engineered wood products, we’re thrilled to be expanding our product line with the new LP FlameBlock®