Inspiration3 min

Illinois Builder Finds Improved Workability with LP SmartSide

In a recently published case study, LP featured customer Nitti Development and their use of LP® SmartSide® Cedar Texture Shake Siding. Located in Elmhurst, Illinois, Nitti Development has been building upscale homes in the Chicago suburbs for many years.

In early 2014, Nitti Development started work on the Berteau Development, a neighborhood of 56 single-family modern homes with a timeless, classic aesthetic. They used LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding products, including the LP SmartSide Cedar Texture Shake Siding because of its proven durability and vast variety of paint colors.

 

In planning, Nitti Development co-owner Joe Nitti identified three priorities for the Berteau Development—workability, durability and design. Before using LP SmartSide products Nitti used fiber cement, which he says is “very difficult to touch up and shows a lot of waves when you install it.” He explored LP SmartSide as an alternative, having heard about their exceptional durability and workability from other trusted builders.

Read the full case study to see how LP SmartSide Trim & Siding performed on the Berteau Development and why Joe Nitti plans to use LP SmartSide for other upcoming projects.

To find LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding at a local dealer near you, visit our Where to Buy page. 

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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.