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Industry Trends7 min

Offering Proof of High Performance

Builders don’t want to take chances on unproven materials – and they’re wary of products that bill themselves as “high performance” without offering proof. In this industry, building product proof of performance is something taken seriously.

At LP, we understand that our customers need thorough validation of all product claims done through building product testing. That’s why we put our products through some of the most grueling tests imaginable. Here are some examples of field and lab testing of building products from LP: 

  • LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding has been tested for damage resistance by third parties, including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). In the NASA impact testing, a golf ball traveling 63 miles per hour and a baseball thrown at 77 miles per hour left no visible damage to the siding. Testing shows that LP SmartSide strand products offer outstanding impact resistance, which means they can stand up better against everything from everyday bumps to airborne storm debris. Learn more about LP SmartSide Trim & Siding.

 

LP believes that when you call a building product “high performance,” you’d better have a mountain of data to prove it.

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Business Advice4 min

What’s Behind the Walls: Tips for Selling Long-Term Home Value

The initial conversations with new homebuyers generally focus on architectural style, price per square foot and aesthetic requirements (like the dream kitchen island!). Discussing the structural details that determine the value of your home often happen while poring over blueprints. Here are some tips for having a conversation with your clients to help them understand the importance of investing in the part of their home that’s never seen.

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Renovation6 min
How to Repair or Replace Rotted Siding

In this guide from LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, you’ll learn how to replace rotted siding on a house and how to repair rotted wood siding, depending on the severity of your client’s current siding’s damage. With these simple tips, you’ll be able to spot damage and recommend new products that will help your clients enjoy their home’s new exterior look.

News & Stories5 min
Using APA Structural I Rated Sheathing: Building With LP Structural Solutions for Added Strength

When the build requires greater strength, look for an OSB roof and wall sheathing that is APA Structural I Rated Sheathing—also known as Struc I—for increased structural reliability. What is APA rated sheathing? This valuable designation is a “stamp of approval” that verifies the panels have passed APA’s manufacturing and performance standards.

News & Stories6 min
Resilient Rebuilding: How to Rebuild After a Natural Disaster

If the need for rebuilding and repairing property damage arises, designing structures that can withstand future weather events is crucial. Rebuilding with sustainable materials also contributes to the well-being of the area that has been damaged. Let’s dig into resilient rebuilding, from structural elements to siding, and why it’s more important than ever.