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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

Crushing the Top Rumors About Engineered Wood

LP Building Solutions uses engineered wood to create a portfolio of products that help professionals build smarter, better and faster. The innovations of engineered wood siding are relatively new. For instance, LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding was introduced in 1997. Thanks to its advanced manufacturing process, it is one of the most durable siding solutions available. Sometimes people are skeptical of things that are really that good. So, let’s crush a few myths with engineered wood facts.

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Business Advice4 min
Building Pier and Beam Foundation to Ease Maintenance and Repairability

Pier and beam design was among the most popular foundation techniques until the 1960s when concrete technology improved its floating slab system. Many builders use slab-on-grade construction—especially in warmer regions. We’re going to find out why professionals Jordan Smith of @jordansmithbuilds and Kyle Stumpenhorst of @rrbuildings chose pier and beam over slab-on-grade for the All-in-LP Build in Bellville, Texas. But first, let’s delve into pier and beam foundation.

Business Advice4 min
Embracing the Balance Between Resilient Design and Building Codes

From destructive hurricanes to fierce tornadoes, it seems news of catastrophic events is happening with alarming frequency. In fact, on March 3, 2020, an EF3 tornado tracked less than one mile from the LP Building Solutions headquarters in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, ripping through homes and businesses. While no traditional building can withstand the tremendous forces of disastrous weather events, it reminds us that embracing resilient construction and adopting stronger building codes could help protect our families, friends and neighbors.

News & Stories3 min
LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding Installs 22% Faster: Proven Durability in Today’s Changing Market

As a building industry professional, recent market changes have likely impacted the way your business operates. As you adjust to a new normal, seeking out building material companies with proven efficiency and reliability from third-party testing can significantly influence the success of your business.