LP® Structural Solutions products help you build better and stronger. To make our high-performance products even easier to install, here are a few Structural Solutions installation tips from pro contractors Jordan Smith of @jordansmithbuilds and Kyle Stumpenhorst of @rrbuildings:
LP Legacy® Premium Sub-Flooring
“We had a pretty wet winter and LP Legacy sub-flooring has had several weeks of very wet weather before we got it covered, but it has held up amazingly! Make sure you space the edges so the panel can expand without buckling, glue down with an ASTM D3498-rated glue, and fasten well,” said Smith.
LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier
When installing panel clips, use the claw of your hammer to slightly pry the clip prongs apart to make it easier to accept the edge of the panels.
“It’s not often that I have to install sheathing on a 14/12 pitch roof! In fact, 12/12 is the steepest I have roofed before now,” says Stumpenhorst. “Toe boards are a must and a harness is necessary to keep you safe! The added benefit of this engineered OSB product is the factory-applied LP TechShield radiant barrier that will keep the sun’s radiation from penetrating into your attic space.”
LP WeatherLogic® Air & Water Barrier
“When it comes to tape, you can reposition it once if you are installing and have to redo it,” advises Smith. “Trust me when I say that stuff does not want to come off.”
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