There are few building products more versatile than LP® SolidStart® LSL (laminated strand lumber). This engineered wood beam provides a whole-house framing solution and is ideal for virtually every framing application. LP SolidStart LSL can be used for floor beams, door and window headers, garage door headers, roof framing, truss chords, wall framing rim board and stair stringers. Because of the innovative engineering process, LSL offers consistent low moisture content which helps to prevent twisting, warping and shrinking.
As lumber prices continue to rise, LSL is quickly becoming a preferred alternative among builders. With LSL demand increasing, builders are relying on dealers to have the product stocked during the busy season. With four manufacturing locations and a robust distributor network, LP SolidStart LSL is readily available across the US.
For more information on the application versatility, check out our LP SolidStart product literature page. If you’re a dealer looking to increase your current inventory or stock LP SolidStart LSL for the first time, contact your local LP sales representative.
While LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding is easier to install, builders may feel pressured to skip a second look at installation guidelines in order to get a project complete on time or makeup for labor shortages. However, whether you’re a new or longtime LP SmartSide Trim & Siding user, taking the time to be attentive to proper installation will ensure you are upholding your product warranty and avoiding potential issues down the road.Continue Reading
Performance is written into everything we do at LP Building Solutions. This goes beyond the way our team members do their jobs, how we manufacture our products and the drive to deliver building solutions. We also watch, measure and steward our environmental performance. Sustainable sourcing and energy efficiency are just two ways we act as stewards of our environmental performance, but recently Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) and LP signed a landmark conservation agreement to support 6.2 million acres in Manitoba’s boreal forest. This agreement is the culmination of an 18-year partnership between the two organizations that was jointly released in January 2020.
The homebuilding industry is always changing, thanks to housing trends, shifts in buyer preferences, new technologies and even finance options. We recently sat down with Brad Southern, CEO of LP Building Solutions, and Mike Sims, LP’s SVP of Marketing and Business Development, to discuss the latest industry developments.
Many construction companies and remodelers have been sorely challenged by the shortage of skilled laborers. As more companies struggle to find good workers and juggle projects, many are thirsty for strategies that promise to trim time.