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How to Use LP SkillBuilder: Your Resource Hub for LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding

After all the challenges that came with 2020, it became more important than ever for contractors to have access to the construction training and education materials they needed to get the job done, even in times of change and upheaval.

That’s why we’re excited to introduce the LP SkillBuilder Online Training Hub, your LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding Education and Resource Tool.

Packed with engineered wood siding installation instructions, siding tips and more, this portal serves as LP’s 24 hour support for building with LP SmartSide Trim & Siding. Ready to learn more? Let’s walk through the features and benefits of the LP SkillBuilder program so you can get started today!

First Things First: Logging In

Before you enroll in the LP SkillBuilder program, are you part of the LP BuildSmart Preferred Contractor Program? If so, your access is already set and ready to go! With our single sign-on feature, LP BuildSmart members can simply log into their accounts and click on the LP SkillBuilder tab. Members can also receive 8,000 BuildSmart points (or more) for completing LP SkillBuilder courses.  

If you’re not already an LP BuildSmart member, enrolling is easy. Simply visit LPCorp.com/SkillBuilder and select the Enroll Today button. It’s free to sign up! From there you’ll fill out some basic information and submit a form, and you’ll be on your way to helping your business thrive.

For future logins visit LPCorp.com/SkillBuilder and click “Login to Account,” which will prompt you to enter your username and password.

Start Your Siding Installation Classes

Learn from LP SkillBuilder

From the start, you’ll have access to the full library of LP SkillBuilder siding installation training courses. From installing lap siding to installing siding around windows and other detailed installation procedures, you can study the process to ensure you’re installing LP SmartSide products correctly and with ease. 

On the LP SkillBuilder home page you’ll see your course status, which measures the courses you have currently in progress, completed, and not yet started. You can also find current courses, available courses, and certifications in progress. This screen offers a high-level look at your siding installation training.

In the training tab, the full course library is accessible. You may also search by product and type of course to find the exact information you need. You may also update your profile with your information and set preferences for email notifications.

LP called on many trained, trusted building professionals to demonstrate siding installation techniques. From Kyle Stumpenhorst, owner of RR Buildings, and Jordan Smith, owner of Smith House Co., to the Kruse Brothers, you can see each installation procedure performed accurately and explained fully.

When you complete courses, you’ll receive a certificate of completion. Keep building your library and you’ll be an LP SmartSide siding expert in no time!

Don’t forget—being well-versed in LP SmartSide siding installation per the manufacturer’s instructions is critical so you don’t unintentionally void the LP SmartSide limited warranty. With its limited warranty LP SmartSide siding is one of the leading siding options on the market, and you can be part of delivering this beautiful, durable siding solution to many homeowners.

Get Siding Tips, Tricks and the Latest from LP

Check out LP SkillBuilder for LP SmartSide tips and tricks

Beyond the manufacturer’s installation instructions, on the LP SkillBuilder Training Hub you can find plenty of tips and tricks that make the LP SmartSide installation process run even more smoothly. For example, learn how to save time by mastering smaller details like building a cut table, using a pocket-hole jig, making an over/under window cut and much more. These can help you avoid some common siding installation mistakes as well.

Additionally, we realize that installing LP SmartSide is only part of the story. We’ve brought together our best homeowner selling tips just for you. With these guidelines you’ll feel prepared and confident entering every conversation about LP SmartSide products, which will help you gain trust with your clients. Your expertise will shine!

The LP SkillBuilder Training Hub also gives you access to the latest from LP SmartSide Trim & Siding. New products, updates and insights? You’ll be the first to know.

How Can LP Help Boost My Business?

At LP, we’re here to help boost your success—and that starts with a job well done on the jobsite. Don’t miss out on the best siding installation training for LP SmartSide products out there! Visit LPCorp.com/SkillBuilder today and start mastering the art of siding installation.

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