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Managing Moisture Behind Board and Batten Siding

While board and batten siding is typically made of wood, it can also be made from vinyl, fiber cement or even steel. But if you’re worried about durability and curb appeal—and these days who isn’t?—engineered wood siding is a smarter buy compared to traditional wood siding because it mimics its look but features greater durability and easier maintenance.
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How to Install Flashing Under Siding

Flashing is a key part of the LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding installation process, helping to protect homes fro…

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What Is the Difference Between Trim vs. Fascia?

When it comes to exterior cladding, homes require more than siding to protect them from the elements. Fascia and trim are two key elements …

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Top LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding Virtual Resources to Help You Build Better

In today’s landscape of high competition and new ways of interacting with clients, easy-to-access virtual resources have become even more i…

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How LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding Compares to Three Common Siding Options

If you are wondering how to choose siding material for your next project, we have outlined some key comparisons between LP®

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How To Protect Builds Against Rainy Climates

While many builders resort to flexible timing and weather contingency clauses to successfully navigate wet weather construction, they are s…

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Defend Your Build In Time For Storm Seasons

Managing inclement weather in construction and avoiding costly delays in project timelines are some of the most important challenges faced …

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What Extra Durability and Resiliency Steps Should You Take in a Hot Climate?

According to recent NASA reports, global temperatures have been rising and ice sheets have been melting—both of which may be contributing f…

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Simplifying Sustainability: Getting to Know LEED and WELL Certifications

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification and the WELL Building Standard® are particularly popular …

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2020 This Old House Idea House Offers a New, Efficient Siding Option

Since 2015, This Old House Idea House projects have highlighted remodels that inspire homeowners—but they’ve also caught the eye of buildin…

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Top 5 Pro Tips for Easier Installation of LP® SmartSide® Siding Products

Whether you’re a new or longtime LP SmartSide Trim & Siding user, here are a few installation tips from professional contractor Kyle Stumpe…

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What Do We Mean When We Say LP SmartSide Acclimates to its Environment?

We hear it time and time again from first-time LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding users: “Why do installation instr…

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Resilient Construction: How To Make Your Builds More Weather-Resistant

You may have recently heard the terms “resilient construction” or “weather-resistant building” being used more frequently within the archit…

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Top 5 Benefits of LP® BuildSmart Preferred Contractor Program

When it comes to the wide variety of contractor loyalty programs that exist on the market, the tangible payoff it can have on your business…

It’s Getting Hot in Here: The Benefits Of LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier

Radiant barriers have become very popular with efficiency-minded builders in the recent years. This is largely due to the fact that when in…

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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 …

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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 s…

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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 Mar…

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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 norm…

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Pros Share Top Tips for Solving Demanding Aesthetics in Modern Home Builds

While every home design has its pain points, designing a modern home comes with its own list of challenges. Clean, simple designs are the t…

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