Inspiration10 min

Go the Extra Mile with Long-Length Trim

The ongoing labor shortage means building industry professionals must choose the materials they install wisely. High-performance materials help contractors stretch their manpower by saving time, labor and money. An excellent example of a high-performing material is LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, an innovative siding product that’s strong and lighter weight for less breakage and frustration on the jobsite than fiber cement siding.

LP SmartSide siding is complemented by LP® SmartSide® Trim & Fascia products. These come in different lengths, widths, profiles, textures and substrates. In addition to providing a premium appearance that enhances the curb appeal of any home, LP SmartSide trim and fascia is available in 16-foot lengths for fewer seams than most house trim. Here’s more about how builders and siding contractors can benefit from using longer-length trim products.

  • Faster installation. Because long-length trim results in fewer seams, it requires fewer cuts and produces less waste that must be removed from the jobsite. In addition, the strength of engineered wood trim makes long trim pieces easier to carry and faster to install. This saves contractors time and money.
  • Reduced waste. Thanks to the LP manufacturing process and its length, long-length trim results in less breakage and less wasted material. When less waste is produced and less material ends up in the dumpster due to breakage, both you and your clients save money.
  • Fewer seams. Use of 16-foot trim may result in fewer seams for unmatched consistency and better curb appeal.

Learn More About the Advantages of LP® SmartSide® Products

For more information about the benefits of LP SmartSide products, visit LPCorp.com. To learn more about how LP can help your business succeed, call our Customer Care Center at (888) 820-0325 to schedule a product knowledge meeting with an LP representative.

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Business Advice4 min

Choosing Materials: Best Siding for Cold Climates

January and February typically usher in the season’s coldest temperatures, bringing the need to use building materials that can withstand frigid temperatures with them. However, it’s often the freeze/thaw cycle––cold days followed by quick warm-ups––that can cause significant damage to a home’s siding. So, what is the best siding for cold climates to combat this?

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Business Advice4 min
Best House Sheathing for Cold Climates

With temperatures dropping, insulation and protecting new construction against the elements are top of mind. Of course, builders must consider how insulated wall sheathing can help meet code requirements and contribute to the overall performance of the building envelope. However, they must also carefully consider potential moisture problems both during and after the build and the potential impacts of freeze/thaw cycles. With the season of potential hard freezes followed by fast warm-ups upon us, let’s explore methods for choosing the best house sheathing for cold climates.

Business Advice5 min
Building a House During Winter: Cold Weather Construction Safety Tips

With housing demand at an all-time high, builders do not have the ability to halt home construction during the winter months. Builders can work safely year round, even building houses during winter with planning and preparation. Advanced products and installation methods allow work to be performed during wet and very cold temperatures, but builders also need to consider winter safety for construction workers.

Business Advice4 min
Engineered Wood Siding in Multifamily Developments

Engineered wood siding has long been considered a trustworthy exterior product for single-family homes, but it is often overlooked for multifamily and commercial construction. LP® SmartSide® products are versatile enough for a range of builds beyond traditional single-family homes. Take a look at the homes featured in Madison Parade of Homes for siding inspiration and to see how LP SmartSide Trim & Siding might suit your building needs.