Business Advice6 min

How to Maximize Your Time During The Off-Season

While fall temps are welcome after a scorching summer, many builders have something else on their minds as they ease into milder temps: the arrival of the off-season. 

Though some states have climates conducive to year-round construction, for much of the U.S. winter brings uncertain weather conditions including freezing temperatures, increased rain and snowfall, making it the off-season for many builders.

As you prepare for projects to slow, take inventory of other areas of your business you want to focus on. Harnessing the mental and physical energy you would usually spend on the jobsite for business development will allow you to leave winter with a clearer plan on how to maximize your time in the upcoming construction season.

Sharpen Your Skills & Equip Your Team with LP SkillBuilder®

Less construction during the off-season means more time to focus on sharpening skills you and your team already have and even adding new ones to your tool belts. 

Online training like the LP SkillBuilder® Online Training Program is a great starting point if you’re a builder, remodeler or installer looking to maximize your time during the off-season and perfecting your trade. The free training program will equip you with tools and resources to help your business thrive. When you enroll, you get exclusive content that covers everything from installation instructions to homeowner selling techniques. 

Boost Your Business with LP® Remodelers Edge

Though it can be tempting to write off winter as a lull in work, it can be the season where some of the most important groundwork for your business is laid—and the LP SkillBuilder® program is just the start. 

Remodelers Edge is LP’s loyalty program for contractors looking to take their business to the next level. By submitting LP® SmartSide® product purchase invoices and completing training, remodelers can unlock rewards including marketing support and referrals designed to boost your business. 

“Over the years, we’ve seen many contractors utilize our loyalty program to gain homeowner leads, learn to market their businesses more effectively, and reinvest their rewards back into their business in a number of ways,” said A.J. Keating, Associate Segment Marketing Manager at LP.

“From branded vehicle wraps and lead generation campaigns to outfitting their crews with shirts that proudly display their company logo alongside LP, we’re proud to have helped our contractors become stronger business owners and smarter marketers.”

A Great Construction Season Starts in the Off-Season

As you wrap up this season’s builds and venture into the off-season, creating a plan of attack will set you up to hit the ground running when spring comes and deliver top-tier building practices for your clients. Enroll in LP SkillBuilder® or sign up for Remodelers Edge to get a head start on Building a Better World.

Continue Reading

Business Solutions

4 min

Q&A: How Home Orientation Impacts Continuous Insulation

There’s a lot to consider when it comes to building an energy-efficient home for your clients and the many nuances that change with each build—including its orientation to the sun.

Continue Reading

Resiliency Solutions

5 min

There are several insulation methods based on attic design, but ducts placed over the bottom of truss chords and buried under insulation in a vented attic is a popular builder option.

Sustainability Solutions

8 min
How to Drive Effective Communication and Collaboration on the Jobsite

Every jobsite has a ton of moving parts, from product shipments, supplies, and schedules to subcontractors and homeowners. It’s no wonder that many project teams can struggle to maintain quality jobsite communication and collaboration throughout the building process.

Sustainability Solutions

6 min
Carbon Negative, Future Positive: LP® Structural Solutions Portfolio Releases Environmental Product Declarations

In an era where environmental responsibility is paramount, we are proud to announce a remarkable achievement: the LP® Structural Solutions portfolio has been officially designated as carbon negative. This milestone is a testament to our unwavering commitment to redefining construction materials for the better with a focus on sustainability, resiliency and groundbreaking advancements.