Engineered Strand Technology: Innovation at the Core of LP Structural Solutions As a builder, you know the importance of defending your build against the elements. Taking precautionary measures with premium products like those in the LP® Structural Solutions portfolio can help ensure a tight building envelope from the first stages of the building process.
LP Structural Solutions engineers products with this in mind, offering a portfolio of solutions to dominate a variety of challenges—all built on LP’s proven manufactured wood core: Engineered Strand Technology (EST).
LP has been a leader in the building industry for 50 years, and we know that continuing as a leader requires technologically advanced solutions. Built on LP's legacy of innovation, expertise and leadership, we're proud that the proven performance of our Engineered Strand Technology (EST) is the core of our most innovative products.
Manufactured with advanced adhesives, Engineered Strand Technology is the intentionally designed wood substrate that serves as a base for our portfolio of LP Structural Solutions products. Backed by decades of experience, we engineer that substrate to meet the intended structural performance objectives of the finished product.
LP Structural Solutions products are manufactured by combining Engineered Strand Technology with various unique overlays, coatings and other technologies that help protect against the elements, simplify the building process and bring strength to every build. Let's take a quick look at the challenges each of these products are designed to tackle:
LP WeatherLogic® Air & Water Barrier integrates a water-resistive overlay with Structural I wall and roof sheathing manufactured with EST which, when panel joints are sealed with LP WeatherLogic Seam & Flashing Tape, helps safeguard the home against air and water intrusion.
LP Legacy® Premium Sub-Flooring boasts proven strength for the toughest sub-flooring jobs on the planet by using EST and Gorilla Glue Technology® for APA-verified stiffness and super moisture resistance.
LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier blocks radiant heat from emitting into the attic with an aluminum overlay adhered to sheathing equipped with EST.
To create LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated Sheathing, which helps meet code requirements for fire-resistant construction, LP’s proprietary non-combustible, fiberglass-reinforced Pyrotite® coating is added to sheathing manufactured with EST.
Equipped with LP’s RainChannel® technology to help drain away rainwater during construction, LP® TopNotch® 350 Durable Sub-Flooring panels are manufactured with EST for strength and excellent moisture resistance and certified by the APA (The Engineered Wood Association) in conformance with U.S. Voluntary Product Standard PS 2.
Finally, LP NovaCore™ Thermal Insulated Sheathing protects structures against heat loss and gain by combining sheathing manufactured with EST with XPS foam to provide continuous insulation.
As the building industry relies more and more on innovative, easy-to-use multi-purpose products, LP keeps innovating with advancements built on our proven EST. The result is a portfolio of products that go beyond what traditional OSB provides and gives you materials that provide exceptional performance at every point of the build.
Are you ready to equip your build to stand up to the elements? Check out our portfolio of resilient building solutions manufactured with EST.
Sustainability Solutions8 min
In our pursuit of sustainable and environmentally friendly products, we completed five LCAs and EPDs for our LP® Structural Solutions portfolio. Along with LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, these EPDs demonstrate the carbon negativity of our products. That means that our products store more carbon than is released during their entire life cycle, making us a meaningful part of the climate solution.Continue Reading
Sustainability Solutions6 min
In an era where environmental responsibility is paramount, we are proud to announce a remarkable achievement: the LP® Structural Solutions portfolio has been officially designated as carbon negative. This milestone is a testament to our unwavering commitment to redefining construction materials for the better with a focus on sustainability, resiliency and groundbreaking advancements.
It's no secret that many developers, architects and builders are reducing lot size as one way to hold down housing costs and maintain profitability. In fact, the rise of zero-lot-line homes, odd-lot/infill development and compressed parcel spacing is helping shape a new housing normal for many communities. This downsizing is focusing attention on minimum fire separation distance.
Resiliency Solutions6 min
To increase consideration for building more resilient homes, LP Building Solutions is partnering with the First Street Foundation®, a coalition working to help builders assess and protect against environmental threats from fire, extreme heat, flooding and wind.