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LP Ensures Dealers Are Stocked with LP® SolidStart® LSL

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.

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Business Advice4 min

Crushing the Top Rumors About Engineered Wood

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.

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Business Advice4 min
Building Pier and Beam Foundation to Ease Maintenance and Repairability

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.

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Embracing the Balance Between Resilient Design and Building Codes

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.

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LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding Installs 22% Faster: Proven Durability in Today’s Changing Market

As a building industry professional, recent market changes have likely impacted the way your business operates. As you adjust to a new normal, seeking out building material companies with proven efficiency and reliability from third-party testing can significantly influence the success of your business.