News & Stories7 min

LP Building Products Showcases Products, Hosts Investors and Rings the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange

Earlier this week LP Building Products opened the trading day at the New York Stock Exchange where a group of LP leaders and sales team members rang the opening bell as a part of their annual Investor’s Day. 

 

After the bell ringing event, members of the LP leadership team gave a presentation to a group of investors and analysts as a part of the annual Investor’s Day. The presentation demonstrated LP’s growth, transformation and commitment to high performance building solutions. The group then gathered outside in the NYSE Plaza to check out the LP House Party, a mobile experience truck and trailer equipped with product displays parked in front of the New York Stock Exchange.

Celebrating its 45th year in business, LP is focused on transforming into a leading building solutions company. In New York, LP showcased some of the innovate products that are driving sustainable growth and enhanced shareholder value. The products displayed, such as LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated Sheathing, LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier and LP® Legacy® Premium Sub-Flooring, show our commitment to building a product portfolio that helps customers build smarter, better and faster.

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Industry Trends5 min

Solutions for the Starter Home Shortage

The supply of modestly priced starter homes continues to drop nationwide. A recent report by Realtor.com found that the number of homes priced above $750,000 grew 11 percent last year, while the number of starter homes priced under $200,000 fell by 8 percent.

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News & Stories6 min
The What’s & Why’s of the LP® SmartSide® 5/50 Limited Warranty

Any building professional will tell you that the quality of a building material is only as good as its warranty. This is why LP Building Solutions created an industry-leading limited warranty for our line of LP® SmartSide® siding products. One that aims to ensure peace-of-mind for builders and homeowners.

Business Advice6 min
Why It’s Important To “Respect the Spec”

While it’s perfectly alright for a jazz musician to improvise, that approach doesn’t always work as well in homebuilding. Architects, specifiers, engineers and product reps spend many hours collaboratively choosing the right materials for each job – and an abrupt substitution to save a few dollars can ironically be very costly in terms of callbacks, design underperformance and even code violations. “Ideally, all parties involved – the architect, builder and developer – have reviewed the spec before it’s final and have agreed on all the products being used,” says Karen Alves, LP Brand Marketing Associate. “That’s because finding an ‘equivalent’ for siding or fire-rated sheathing involves not just the substrate but the codes that the product meets as well.”

Business Advice4 min
Siding That’s a Cut Above

Siding installers use many different brands of circular saws, but their preferred saw may not be as important as the siding material they are cutting with it. Some builders can sometimes be a bit removed from the importance placed on saw choice and would probably rely on their subcontractors choice, like Brent Taylor. “I don’t have much of an opinion on that because I use subcontracted labor,” says Brent Taylor, owner of O.C. Taylor in Raleigh, North Carolina, who was featured in an episode of Designing Spaces on Lifetime Network renovating a century-old house using LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding.