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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 work safely year round, even building houses during winter with planning and preparation. Advanced products and installation methods allow work to be performed during wet and very cold temperatures, but builders also need to consider winter safety for construction workers.
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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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2022 Building Industry Predictions | LP Building Solutions

If 2020 was the year of uncertainty, then 2021 was a year spent adjusting to new norms. What kind of year will 2022 be? We checked in with …

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4 Sustainable Construction Trends | LP Building Solutions

Sustainable construction is continuing to influence the building industry. As we face rising energy costs, material shortages and even stro…

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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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De-Coding Climate Zones: Planning Resilient Construction

While sustainability is continuing its reign as a key purchase consideration for homebuyers, we’re seeing indications that “resiliency” is …

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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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A Holistic Approach to Sustainability: LP Building Solutions 2021 Sustainability Report

In this interview, two LP leaders offer their unique insights into LP’s just-released 2021 Sustainability Report, which describes the compa…

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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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Behind the Scenes: Calculating Construction Costs With RSMeans Data

When building professionals are selecting building materials and calculating construction costs, many turn to third-party testing such as t…