Flooring is only as good as the sub-flooring supporting it. If the sub-flooring is not dry enough or hasn’t been properly cleaned a variety of issues can arise, causing homeowner complaints and callbacks.
Here are eight common sub-floor installation mistakes that can promote a variety of problems, including mold:
If you have consistent issues with moisture in your sub-flooring—especially if it’s causing significant problems for the floors above—it may be time to test different premium sub-flooring products. LP Legacy® Premium Sub-Flooring uses panels that are packed with more strands, resin and wax to provide exceptional resistance to moisture and edge swell to help improve flooring performance. Additionally, the water-resistant resins use Gorilla Glue Technology® for exceptional stiffness. In fact, it’s so strong that LP offers a unique Covered Until It’s Covered® no-sand warranty with a lifetime limited warranty that lasts as long as the home.
To see the correct way to install LP sub-flooring, check out this video with contracting professionals Jordan Smith, chief builder and owner at Smith House Company, and Kyle Stumpenhorst, owner and contractor at RR Buildings. For in-depth information on sub-flooring, check out the blog article, A Deeper Look at Sub-Flooring.
You may have recently heard the terms “resilient construction” or “weather-resistant building” being used more frequently within the architectural and construction industries. But what do these terms mean exactly? The Resilient Design Institute defines resilient construction (or resiliency) as “the capacity to adapt to changing conditions and to maintain or regain functionality and vitality in the face of stress or disturbance.”Continue Reading
When it comes to the wide variety of contractor loyalty programs that exist on the market, the tangible payoff it can have on your business is not always clear. But, not to worry. Today we break down the details of the LP® BuildSmart™ Preferred Contractor Program.
Radiant barriers have become very popular with efficiency-minded builders in the recent years. This is largely due to the fact that when installed properly, a radiant barrier can reduce the impact of summer heat and yield tangible savings in cooling costs of a home—a persuasive selling point when addressing potential homeowners. But how does radiant barrier work and what exactly are its effects?
LP Building Solutions uses engineered wood to create a portfolio of products that help professionals build smarter, better and faster. The innovations of engineered wood siding are relatively new. For instance, LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding was introduced in 1997. Thanks to its advanced manufacturing process, it is one of the most durable siding solutions available. Sometimes people are skeptical of things that are really that good. So, let’s crush a few myths with engineered wood facts.