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What to Do When You Uncover Asbestos

Most re-siding projects are on older homes, so it’s a good bet you’ve seen your share of asbestos siding if you operate in the business of siding renovations. Asbestos is a silicate mineral that was commonly added to cement board siding for durability and resistance to fire and weather during the 1920s to 1980s.
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Choosing Durable Building Materials for Distinct Coastal Design

As an architect, putting your stamp of approval on building materials that stand the test of time is one of your top priorities. Multifamil…

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How to Sell Value in Construction

On custom homes, builders and developers sometimes avoid value-added building materials for a variety of reasons. They might veto those pro…

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Not All Siding Is Created Equal

If you are in the process of selecting the right siding type for your project, it is important to know the differences between the substrat…

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Top 5 Time Management Tips for Building Professionals

If you had one project that underperformed within the past few years, you’re not alone. KPMG’s 2016 Global Construction Survey found most p…

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Why does the U.S. lag behind in off-site construction?

What will the tipping point be for homebuilders to enthusiastically embrace off-site construction? When the labor force constricts even tig…

Exploring Building Envelope Innovations that Improve Indoor Air Quality

Achieving a tight building envelope is the new objective for many homebuilders and homeowners. A systems-wide approach combining thermal in…

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Dos and Don’ts of Installing Alternative-Use Sheds

Traditional sheds offer practical storage for items like tools, garden equipment and out-of-season toys. Today, sheds are becoming an exten…

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LP’s Commitment to Sustainability

The last Wednesday in October has been designated Sustainability Day throughout the world. Since the mid-1990s, LP has made great strides i…

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5 Tips to Conquer Cash Flow Challenges

If you’re feeling the pinch in cash flow this month, you’re not alone. In fact, 84% of all construction companies face tough cash flow chal…

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How Remodelers Sell Value to a Homeowner

Over the past 25 years, Jim Peterson has learned how to sell value to his remodeling customers. Peterson owns Rembrandt Exteriors, LLC in s…

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Tips for Increasing Builder Profit

There are basically two ways builders can boost their bottom lines: lower costs and increased revenue. In a previous blog, we focused on th…

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Does a Radiant Barrier Really Work?

Homebuyers have shifted toward energy-efficient new homes in recent years, with energy efficiency among one of the most sought-after traits…

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The Difference Between Vapor, Air and Weather-Resistive Barriers

“Do this, not that” is a common saying in the building industry. Controversial techniques for construction, outdated codes and incorrect ap…

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A Remodeler’s Perspective: Steps to a Successful Re-side

When James and Stella bought their home in coastal Wilmington, NC, in 2011, the original wood siding was still on the 108-year-old home. Un…

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Solutions for the Starter Home Shortage

The supply of modestly priced starter homes continues to drop nationwide. A recent report by Realtor.com found that the number of homes pri…

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The What’s & Why’s of the LP® SmartSide® 5/50 Limited Warranty

Any building professional will tell you that the quality of a building material is only as good as its warranty. This is why LP Building So…

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Why It’s Important To “Respect the Spec”

While it’s perfectly alright for a jazz musician to improvise, that approach doesn’t always work as well in homebuilding. Architects, speci…

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Siding That’s a Cut Above

Siding installers use many different brands of circular saws, but their preferred saw may not be as important as the siding material they a…

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Budget-Friendly Architectural Styles for Modern Multifamily Builds

Masterfully achieving modern architectural styles in multifamily designs takes expertise and patience, especially when a tight budget compe…

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