In the age of sustainability, there is heightened interest from architects, builders and homeowners to find ways to create more energy-efficient homes. This puts an ever-increasing focus on a home’s building envelope – the foundation, walls, siding, insulation, windows, doors and roof. These components make up the outer shell of a home and control moisture movement. When insulated and sealed properly, the building envelope can efficiently perform the following jobs:
The building industry continues to innovate by adding new products to the building envelope category that increase climate control. These products help prevent the infiltration of air and water, but still allow water vapor to escape. LP is proud to manufacture many products that boost envelope efficiency, including LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier Sheathing to lower a home’s attic temperature and help reduce monthly cooling costs.
When choosing siding for a home, LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding products bring a number of important benefits to the building envelope.
With more than 10 billion square feet of LP SmartSide siding sold since 1997, it’s easy to see why LP is a building industry leader shaping the way homes, outdoor building structures and light commercial properties are being built. Find a dealer near you that supplies LP SmartSide engineered wood products.
While many builders resort to flexible timing and weather contingency clauses to successfully navigate wet weather construction, they are still often at the mercy of the materials they use. This is why, at LP Building Solutions, we’ve been long committed to engineering building materials that stand up specifically to moisture-related challenges.Continue Reading
If you live or are looking to build a home in an area that’s vulnerable to seasonal hurricanes—Florida, the Gulf Coast or the Eastern Seaboard—your home’s ability to stand up to inclement weather should be a top concern, alongside wind damage to your siding.
According to recent NASA reports, global temperatures have been rising and ice sheets have been melting—both of which may be contributing factors to changing weather patterns. With these changes, resilient construction is increasingly important as builders are seeking extra durability within their builds.