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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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Industry Trends6 min

What Do We Mean When We Say LP SmartSide Acclimates to its Environment?

We hear it time and time again from first-time LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding users: “Why do installation instructions on how to install lap siding call for a 3/16-inch gap between vertical joints?” We’re here to explain that instructions for installing specify this gap for good reason—to allow the siding to expand during the acclimation process.

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Industry Trends4 min
Resilient Construction: How To Make Your Builds More Weather-Resistant

You may have recently heard the terms “resilient construction” or “weather-resistant building” being used more frequently within the architectural and construction industries. But what do these terms mean exactly? The Resilient Design Institute defines resilient construction (or resiliency) as “the capacity to adapt to changing conditions and to maintain or regain functionality and vitality in the face of stress or disturbance.”

Business Advice3 min
Top 5 Benefits of LP® BuildSmart™ Preferred Contractor Program

When it comes to the wide variety of contractor loyalty programs that exist on the market, the tangible payoff it can have on your business is not always clear. But, not to worry. Today we break down the details of the LP® BuildSmart™ Preferred Contractor Program.

It’s Getting Hot in Here: The Benefits Of LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier

Radiant barriers have become very popular with efficiency-minded builders in the recent years. This is largely due to the fact that when installed properly, a radiant barrier can reduce the impact of summer heat and yield tangible savings in cooling costs of a home—a persuasive selling point when addressing potential homeowners. But how does radiant barrier work and what exactly are its effects?