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LP® SmartSide® Siding Celebrates 20 Years of Outstanding Performance

As one of the leading manufacturers of shed building materials, LP Outdoor Building Solutions is proud to feature LP® SmartSide® engineered wood products in our lineup of quality materials. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the introduction of the LP® SmartSide® brand, and we couldn’t be more excited!

20 Years of Success

LP® SmartSide® siding is an innovative engineered wood siding product and one of the fastest-growing brands in the U.S. From sheds to single-family houses to commercial buildings, it provides beautiful curb appeal and easy maintenance wherever it is installed. Since 1997, LP SmartSide siding has been the go-to choice for shed dealers who want to build better outdoor structures. “Shed builders and homeowners love LP SmartSide siding. It looks beautiful and it’s incredibly durable,” said Parry Grimm, Segment Marketing Associate for LP Outdoor Building Solutions. “When you’re installing siding on an outdoor storage building, durability is usually the #1 concern. The SmartGuard® process makes LP materials resistant to termite damage and fungal decay.” LP is marking the 20-year milestone of LP SmartSide siding with events at its headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., and at its six siding mills located in the United States and Canada.

Engineered to Perform

Shed walls made with LP® SmartSide® panels, trim and lap siding offer all the warmth and beauty of traditional wood, along with outstanding durability. In addition to resisting termites, LP SmartSide panels also resist dents, face splitting and cracking. In short, it’s an ideal solution when you want a shed building that can stand up to outdoor wear and tear. Learn more about products from LP Outdoor Building Solutions at www.LPShed.com. To learn more about using LP products in your business, schedule a product knowledge meeting with an LP representative by calling (888) 820-0325.
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Business Advice4 min

How to Avoid the Four Most Common Siding Installation Mistakes

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.

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Boreal Forest Gets Unprecedented Conservation Agreement by Ducks Unlimited Canada and LP Building Solutions

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.

Business Advice4 min
Predictions for 2020 from LP Execs

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.

Industry Trends3 min
Why Key Strategies for Reducing Labor Time May Be Backfiring

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.