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January 15, 2015

LP Building Products Launches New LP LongLength XL OSB Sheathing for Wind Zones

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 5, 2015)– LP Building Products has launched LP® LongLength XL™ OSB Sheathing for Wind Zones, enhancing its line of value-added OSB products. As builders seek to meet codes in high wind and hurricane zones, LP LongLength XL panels offer builders a product solution that comes pre-cut for common 8´, 9´, and 10´ wall heights, with an additional 1-1/8˝.

“By introducing LP LongLength XL Sheathing to the market, we’re giving builders more choices when it comes to building in wind zones,” said Lorraine Bittles, OSB marketing manager for LP Building Products. “Not only does the product meet bracing needs, but with proper installation it also helps meet uplift requirements, all as a part of a single wall system. That means reduced material and labor costs as well as less waste.”

LP LongLength XL panels give builders a better building solution that shifts wind uplift loads through the sheathing. Appropriate for both single and multi-story applications and installed vertically, LP LongLength XL OSB panels allow builders to connect the sill plate to the upper top plate with one continuous panel and, along with an increased fastener schedule, allow for the elimination of a significant amount of hardware.

Because LP LongLength XL panels are fastened to the framing member when installed vertically, they also eliminate blocking, reduce air leakage in the home, and help builders meet challenging energy codes.

LP LongLength XL Panels are available in 48˝ x 97-1/8˝, 48˝ x 109-1/8˝, and 48˝ x 121-1/8˝.

Visit for more information and see APA System Report SR-101 for additional details regarding installation requirements in wind zones.

About LP Building Products Louisiana-Pacific Corporation is a leading manufacturer of quality engineered wood building materials including OSB, structural framing products, and exterior siding for use in residential, industrial and light commercial construction. From manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Chile and Brazil, LP products are sold to builders and homeowners through building materials distributors and dealers and retail home centers. Founded in 1973, LP is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under LPX.