Multifamily Housing Construction Heats Up This Summer

According to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department, multifamily production was up 29.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 489,000 developments in June. 

The pace of multi-unit construction is blazing hot, and the building industry needs materials to help structures meet fire codes. When it comes to multifamily construction, LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing is a trusted building solution, providing a cost-effective solution for fire-resistant construction.

A unique combination of flame-spread resistance and burn-through resistance, LP FlameBlock is a code-compliant component of 1-hour and 2-hour fire-rated interior and exterior wall assemblies and roof decks, making it ideal for multi-story or multifamily developments. 

FlameBlock has structural design values equal to standard sheathing in the same performance category. ICC-certified (ESR-1365) per AC264 with a Class A and 30-minute Flame Spread Rating (ASTM E84), it combines fire resistance and impressive structural performance in a single panel.

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Business Advice5 min

How Remodelers Can Increase Business with HOAs

Home Owner Associations (HOAs) are the governing bodies of many communities throughout the U.S. – and remodelers can miss out on HOA business if they don’t take the time to study the associations’ design review process.

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Curb Appeal5 min
Infographic: Smooth Siding for Modern and Traditional Styles

Who says you’re limited to your home’s interior when it comes to letting your design personality shine? The power is yours to choose a siding option that ensures your home’s exterior reflects your aesthetic style.

Renovation3 min
Can You Install Siding Without A Contractor?

If you’re a skilled Do-It-Yourselfer, you can install siding on your own without assistance from a contractor. You would need to carefully read and follow the manufacturer’s installation instructions, plus review and understand the terms of the siding warranty.

Industry Trends4 min
Trends in Exterior Colors and Materials

“The use of color is widely recognized as an important strategic advantage in successfully marketing new residential developments. Color creates a sense of arrival and a sense of place – often long before a community is fully built.”