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LP Wins ‘Innovation in Safety Award’ for Third Consecutive Year

Safety is a core value at LP, and we strive to create the safest work environment possible. Cruz Gonzalez, a millwright at LP’s mill in Jasper, Texas developed a tool that eliminates the risk of lifting slings breaking. Since the device firmly holds the saw chain in the proper position, it makes the process to change a chain easier and faster. Gonzalez said, “I like to find solutions instead of trying to find excuses.”

LP is proud to announce that this clamp won the APA Equipment-Based Innovation in Safety Award in 2015. This is the third year in a row LP has received an “Innovation in Safety” award. In 2014, LP’s Pinch Point Safety won the Process-Based Innovation award and in 2013, LP’s Log Jam Pusher won the Equipment-Based Innovation award. Not only has LP won awards for safety innovation, but it has also been named one of America's Safest Companies and has consistently received safety accolades from the APA for industry-leading results. Every year, LP reaches higher and keeps striving to make new safety records. 

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Managing Moisture Behind Board and Batten Siding

While board and batten siding is typically made of wood, it can also be made from vinyl, fiber cement or even steel. But if you’re worried about durability and curb appeal—and these days who isn’t?—engineered wood siding is a smarter buy compared to traditional wood siding because it mimics its look but features greater durability and easier maintenance.

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How to Install Flashing Under Siding

Flashing is a key part of the LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding installation process, helping to protect homes from the elements by preventing moisture intrusion. When you are installing lap siding, incorrectly installed flashing may lead to moisture issues that can affect other aspects of the home, in addition to the siding.

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What Are the Top Color Trends for Resale Value?

When you’re re-siding your home, it’s important to consider how your design choices will impact your home’s resale value. While the material you choose can make a difference, the color of your home is a great way to add value and catch a buyer’s eye.

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How to Choose Trim to Customize Your Home

The unique way you incorporate trim and siding around windows and doors can take an otherwise typical home to the next level—and protect it from the elements along the way.