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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 Sheathing in the roof deck.

In this application, LP FlameBlock Fire-Rated 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 Fire-Rated Sheathing in your next roof deck? Find out where to buy in your region.

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FIRE-RATED SHEATHING INSTALLATION: SOFFIT & EAVE DETAILS

When it comes to how to install fire-rated OSB sheathing, ensuring the soffit and eave details are aligned with code requirements can be a challenge. Here, we’ll take a look at two methods that can help you install this part of your wall assembly accurately and in line with codes for fire resistance.

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ENERGY-EFFICIENT BUILDING MATERIALS FOR HOT CLIMATES

In hot climates, energy efficiency can be a top concern for homeowners. Increased needs for cooling alone can lead to higher energy costs, so builders and homeowners alike are typically on the lookout for ways to mitigate energy spend and create energy-efficient house designs for hot climates.

Maintenance3 min
HOW DO YOU CLEAN EXTERIOR WOOD SIDING?

Thanks to the quality of the factory finishing process, prefinished LP® SmartSide® engineered wood siding options have a uniform finish that is long-wearing and weathers evenly, creating less maintenance for the homeowner in the long term.

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YOUR GUIDE TO LP® SMARTSIDE® EXPERTFINISH® TRIM & SIDING ACCESSORY PRODUCTS

Available in 16 prefinished colors, LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding can help you bring greater efficiency to your builds alongside a look your clients are sure to love. But did you know the LP SmartSide ExpertFinish collection includes more than typical siding materials?