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Media Roundup: LP Buzz at International Builders’ Show

Between the launch of a new portfolio, debuting several products and much more, the 2020 NAHB International Builders’ Show was one for the books for the LP Building Solutions team. But don’t just take it from us. Check out the buzz that LP caught at the show, including all the details on this year’s booth and product introductions.

LP Structural Solutions

Aligning with its mission of providing a solutions-driven approach for the industry, LP recently unveiled the launch of LP Structural Solutions. The branded portfolio of framing and sheathing products is specifically engineered to combat resiliency demands of various geographical areas.

Forbes caught up with Craig Miles, business marketing manager at LP Building Solutions, to learn more at IBS. Read more from Forbes here, including why Miles says the company has “never felt more empowered to make meaningful decisions.”

LP WeatherLogic® Water Screen

LP WeatherLogic® Water Screen, a synthetic polymer-based screen that can be used with OSB and a WRB housewrap or with an integrated panel, made waves before IBS as one of the top new products to check out on the show floor. Read more about  the new LP WeatherLogic Water Screen in Builder. Additionally, ProSales talked with Casey Smyth, marketing product manager for LP Building Solutions, watch the ProSales video to see Smyth talk through the product in action at the booth. 

LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding

LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding, a new prefinished siding option that features ExpertFinish® Lap to reduce the need for seam caulking, joint molds or pan flashing at butt joints, also debuted at IBS. Derek Blank, senior brand manager – corporate brand and LP SmartSide, chatted through all the details on At Home With Gary Sullivan. Listen to Blank speak about the latest addition to the prefinished siding market, including why LP specifically chose to release it in 16 colors. Additionally, Sarah Caperton, LP SmartSide product manager, spoke with ProSales about the launch in this video.

LP Elements® Performance Fencing

Last but not least, LP rolled out an expansion to LP Elements® Performance Fencing at IBS. Building upon its 2019 product line introduction, LP added 8-foot pickets this year. Ken Cobbler, general sales manager for LP Elements® Performance Fencing, talked to ProSales here about what differentiates this product from the competition. 

LP Building Solutions Booth

Beyond new product launches, LP featured several interactive booth elements that made it the talk of the showroom. For example, the 7D experience allowed show attendees to experience the LP portfolio in an unforgettable way. HBS Dealer spotlighted LP’s booth as one that made a splash as well as LBM Journal highlighting the booth here. 

If you want more on IBS 2020, read our comprehensive IBS show recap here, including more on LP highlights and our major learnings from the show.

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Business Advice4 min

Choosing Materials: Best Siding for Cold Climates

January and February typically usher in the season’s coldest temperatures, bringing the need to use building materials that can withstand frigid temperatures with them. However, it’s often the freeze/thaw cycle––cold days followed by quick warm-ups––that can cause significant damage to a home’s siding. So, what is the best siding for cold climates to combat this?

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Best House Sheathing for Cold Climates

With temperatures dropping, insulation and protecting new construction against the elements are top of mind. Of course, builders must consider how insulated wall sheathing can help meet code requirements and contribute to the overall performance of the building envelope. However, they must also carefully consider potential moisture problems both during and after the build and the potential impacts of freeze/thaw cycles. With the season of potential hard freezes followed by fast warm-ups upon us, let’s explore methods for choosing the best house sheathing for cold climates.

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Building a House During Winter: Cold Weather Construction Safety Tips

With housing demand at an all-time high, builders do not have the ability to halt home construction during the winter months. Builders can work safely year round, even building houses during winter with planning and preparation. Advanced products and installation methods allow work to be performed during wet and very cold temperatures, but builders also need to consider winter safety for construction workers.

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Engineered Wood Siding in Multifamily Developments

Engineered wood siding has long been considered a trustworthy exterior product for single-family homes, but it is often overlooked for multifamily and commercial construction. LP® SmartSide® products are versatile enough for a range of builds beyond traditional single-family homes. Take a look at the homes featured in Madison Parade of Homes for siding inspiration and to see how LP SmartSide Trim & Siding might suit your building needs.