Creating a High Performance Roof Deck

We know that builders value product efficiency and reliability, especially in these times of a skilled labor shortage. As builders seek out products that allow them to builder smarter and faster, some industry trailblazers are making the switch from using FRT plywood to LP® FlameBlock® fire-rated sheathingin the roof deck.

In this application, LP FlameBlock sheathing is the smarter alternative to FRT in the roof deck because it withstands weather during normal construction delays. It also offers superior structural benefits and maintains the design values of OSB, whereas FRT plywood must take 1/8 inch deadload for load span. 

Making the swap from FRT plywood to LP FlameBlock sheathing in the roof deck is simple. There is no need for added equipment and no additional labor requirements. Plus, with its ability to resist moisture, LP FlameBlock keeps your crew moving even in rain delays.

Interested in making the switch from FRT plywood to LP FlameBlock sheathing in your next roof deck? Find out where to buy in your region:

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Industry Trends5 min

Helping Small Builders Compete Against the Giants

Big builder market share has doubled in the last 25 years and now represents about 50 percent of housing starts nationwide – and even 75 percent in some major metro areas. These mega-builders have huge budgets for both land development and marketing. It’s increasingly difficult for small and medium-sized builders to compete, but LP is committed to helping them prosper.

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Maintenance5 min
Turn Your Tax Refund Into Lasting Home Improvement estimates that the average tax refund this year will total about $3,000. In a survey conducted by that organization, 10 percent of respondents said they plan to splurge on a vacation or luxury item when the refund arrives. But 9 percent plan to use that money for a “major purchase.”

Leading the Way in Supply Chain Innovation

To better serve its customers in areas of order accuracy and delivery predictability, LP has set some of the industry’s most aspirational supply chain goals. Senior leaders meet regularly with experts at Gartner, arguably the nation’s best consulting firm in the realm of supply chain optimization. The aim is to apply best practices in procurement, logistics and working capital across more than $1 billion of addressable spend.

Maintenance4 min
Outdoor Spring Cleaning Checklist: The Complete Homeowner’s Guide

Move aside, Old Man Winter—it’s officially springtime. Could your home’s exterior use some sprucing up before you’re officially ready to soak up the sun? This spring cleaning season, make sure you’re showing some TLC to both the interior and exterior of your home.