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Choosing Materials: Best Siding for Cold Climates

January and February typically usher in the season’s coldest temperatures, bringing the need to use building materials that can withstand frigid temperatures with them. However, it’s often the freeze/thaw cycle––cold days followed by quick warm-ups––that can cause significant damage to a home’s siding. So, what is the best siding for cold climates to combat this?
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Best House Sheathing for Cold Climates

With temperatures dropping, insulation and protecting new construction against the elements are top of mind. Of course, builders must consi…

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Building a House During Winter: Cold Weather Construction Safety Tips

With housing demand at an all-time high, builders do not have the ability to halt home construction during the winter months. Builders can …

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Engineered Wood Siding in Multifamily Developments

Engineered wood siding has long been considered a trustworthy exterior product for single-family homes, but it is often overlooked for mult…

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Sustainable Construction Trends: How Builders Can Offer Value

Sustainable construction is continuing to influence the building industry. As we face rising energy costs, material shortages and even stro…

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Predictions for 2022 from LP Execs

If 2020 was the year of uncertainty, then 2021 was a year spent adjusting to new norms. What kind of year will 2022 be? We checked in with …

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Plywood Vs. OSB: Which is Better for Subfloors?

When it’s time to construct subfloors, you may automatically pick up either plywood or OSB without too much thought. During the COVID-19 pa…

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De-Coding Climate Zones: Planning Resilient Construction

While sustainability is continuing its reign as a key purchase consideration for homebuyers, we’re seeing indications that “resiliency” is …

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Everything You Need to Know About LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding for Your Interior

Siding is traditionally thought of as an exterior product, but LP® SmartSide® products are challenging this b…

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A Holistic Approach to Sustainability: LP Building Solutions 2021 Sustainability Report

In this interview, two LP leaders offer their unique insights into LP’s just-released 2021 Sustainability Report, which describes the compa…

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How to Install Radiant Barriers Under Shingles

Believe it or not, that’s not such an unusual question. A lot of builders aren’t sure about how to install a radiant barrier or—for that ma…

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Installation Advice: Should Wall Sheathing Overlap Foundation?

Whether most of your construction projects use engineered wood, plywood or OSB, proper wall sheathing installation helps protect the home f…

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Is There A More Water-Resistant OSB Board?

The #1 problem on a jobsite? Water. Because when it rains, it pours. When rain hits before a new house is fully closed in, it can be disast…