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June 1, 2016

Residential Application of LP® SolidStart® LSL and LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier Sheathing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 1, 2016)– LP Building Products recently added a new case study to its online product literature portfolio. This latest installment focuses on Ennis Custom Homes’ recent construction of a nearly 18,000 sq. ft. home and 5,000 sq. ft. guest home that used LP® SolidStart® LSL and LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier Sheathing.

Located in Carmel, Indiana, both homes are located on a 28-acre estate, and the main home (set to be completed Spring 2017) includes an indoor pool and greenhouse wing.

The Ennis team—working with ProBuild/Carter-Lee Lumber Company and Wyatt Construction—was tasked with building a large, complicated home with beautiful design elements. From grand circular staircases within modern turrets to arched and domed ceilings, the homeowners were seeking an aesthetically unique home. In such a large, complicated residential structure, the builder needed a product that would provide a structural component and engineering capabilities. Ennis chose LP SolidStart LSL, which installs like traditional lumber but surpasses it in strength and consistency as well as featuring low moisture content to prevent shrinkage.

LP SolidStart LSL was used entirely throughout the homes for wall and roof framing. LP TechShield Radiant Barrier Sheathing was used for the roof in both structures to lower attic temperatures and improve the home’s energy efficiency.

“The technical specifications for LP SolidStart LSL and LP TechShield sheathing are unsurpassed,” said Ennis, who has been working with LP products for over 20 years. “The structural and environmental components that LP SolidStart LSL offers the builder over dimensional lumber is absolutely outstanding.” Ennis predicts the structure will stand the test of time and is confident that his company will continue to use the product in the future.

To learn more about LP TechShield Radiant Barrier Sheathing, visit

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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.