It’s hard to beat the natural look of a home finished in real wood. LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding products are made with treated engineered wood. They give you the look of real wood without many of the problems commonly associated with wood. LP’s SmartGuard® treatment coats each wood strand or fiber with zinc borate for exceptional protection against fungal decay and termite damage.
LP SmartSide products are so durable, they’re backed by one of the best warranties in the industry: the LP SmartSide 5/50 Year Limited Warranty. It offers a full five-year labor and material replacement feature and a 50-year prorated warranty on the product. See www.LPCorp.com for complete warranty details.
With LP SmartSide Trim and Siding, you can give your homeowners that warm, inviting look with easier maintenance – and it’s simpler than you might think. Our Installation Series, now available on YouTube, will help you understand the basic principles of installing LP SmartSide products and show you the workability and versatility of the LP SmartSide line.
Getting Ready for Installation
One of the great advantages of working with LP SmartSide products is the ease of installation. First, you’ll need a few standard woodworking tools: a circular saw or miter saw, a nail gun or drill, primer, sealant and paint. As with all power tools, be sure to use proper safety procedures.
Learn more about how to install siding in Part One of the LP SmartSide Installation Series.
If you’re choosing new siding to go with your brick, selecting the best siding color combinations can be a challenge. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with the many colors and textures available. To help you achieve stunning siding brick combinations, we’ll take you through the process starting with step one: selecting the best siding material for your home.Continue Reading
LP Building Solutions uses engineered wood to create a portfolio of products that help professionals build smarter, better and faster. The innovations of engineered wood siding are relatively new. For instance, LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding was introduced in 1997. Thanks to its advanced manufacturing process, it is one of the most durable siding solutions available. Sometimes people are skeptical of things that are really that good. So, let’s crush a few myths with engineered wood facts.
Pier and beam design was among the most popular foundation techniques until the 1960s when concrete technology improved its floating slab system. Many builders use slab-on-grade construction—especially in warmer regions. We’re going to find out why professionals Jordan Smith of @jordansmithbuilds and Kyle Stumpenhorst of @rrbuildings chose pier and beam over slab-on-grade for the All-in-LP Build in Bellville, Texas. But first, let’s delve into pier and beam foundation.
From destructive hurricanes to fierce tornadoes, it seems news of catastrophic events is happening with alarming frequency. In fact, on March 3, 2020, an EF3 tornado tracked less than one mile from the LP Building Solutions headquarters in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, ripping through homes and businesses. While no traditional building can withstand the tremendous forces of disastrous weather events, it reminds us that embracing resilient construction and adopting stronger building codes could help protect our families, friends and neighbors.