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.
Flashing is a key part of the LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding installation process, helping to protect homes from the elements by preventing moisture intrusion. When you are installing lap siding, incorrectly installed flashing may lead to moisture issues that can affect other aspects of the home, in addition to the siding.Continue Reading
When it comes to exterior cladding, homes require more than siding to protect them from the elements. Fascia and trim are two key elements that work together to create a protective barrier around the home, serving as a first line of defense along with siding.
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If you are wondering how to choose siding material for your next project, we have outlined some key comparisons between LP® SmartSide® engineered wood siding and three other types of siding materials—fiber cement, vinyl and traditional wood.