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How to Prevent Lap Siding from Buckling by Using a Butt Joint

It’s a silly name, but a “butt joint” is an application technique where two pieces of material are “butted” up against each other. It is the simplest joint to make, and a butt joint can be either end to end or end to face. Depending on the width of the wall, butt joints will occur where two pieces of lap siding come together, creating a vertical seam. LP® SmartSide® lap siding products are available in 16’ lengths, and can help reduce the amount of seams where a butt joint would normally occur when using shorter pieces.
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Increasing Jobsite Efficiency with High-Performance Solutions

The three main buckets of costs to build a home: cost of land, cost of materials and cost of labor. Regarding labor costs to build a house,…

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How Remodelers Can Increase Business with HOAs

Home Owner Associations (HOAs) are the governing bodies of many communities throughout the U.S. – and remodelers can miss out on HOA busine…

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Using the Job Site to Brand Your Company

One of the best ways to market your construction company is to use signage on or near the job site. It’s possible that more people will see…

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Meeting Timelines When You’re Short-Staffed

For builders with a limited staff, it’s difficult to meet all the timelines and expectations unless every team member does an outstanding j…

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The Importance Of Vapor Permeability In Building Envelopes

For weather-resistant barriers (WRBs), ASTM has developed rigorous tests for water resistance and water penetration, plus an air barrier as…

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Tips For Increasing Winter Remodeling Business

Winter can be an ideal time for many home remodeling projects. Increasing your business often starts with customer education. Here are some…

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How To Choose Between Radiant Barrier Sheathing And Spray Foam Insulation

If you’re a builder weighing the choice between radiant barrier sheathing and spray foam insulation for reducing attic heat, there are many…

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Why Architects Value LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated Sheathing in Multifamily Design

With its design flexibility, strength and cost-saving benefits, LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated Sheathing has become a valuable product solution…

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Building Your Business in the Building Materials Industry

Global Industry Analysts, Inc. (GIA) published a study painting a rosy picture of the future of the global construction materials market. A…

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Dealers, Go Beyond the Basics to Sell Builders on Premium Siding Materials

Dealers who sell premium, high-quality materials such as LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding must master the art of conveying the value of these p…

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The LP® SmartSide® Online Training Program: Upping Efficiency to Help Eliminate Call-Backs

It goes without saying that more training helps prepare installers by giving them the information they need to install siding correctly. Th…

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Best Practices for Onboarding New Hires in Construction

Though the construction labor market is currently tight, there are many qualified candidates seeking the unique opportunities that employme…

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Tackling Construction Labor Shortages with Simplified Building Methods

For developers, builders and contractors the labor shortage is significant: The construction industry lost 1.5 million jobs during the rece…

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Marketing Tips: Gearing Up for the Spring Busy Season

With the busy remodeling season just around the corner, remodelers are gearing up to lock down leads, kick off projects and work longer day…

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High-Performance Roofs and Attics Require Exceptional Teamwork

They say that “the future arrives first” in California—and its Title 24 codes are indeed propelling America toward a Zero Net Energy future…

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5 Big Benefits Our Manufacturer’s Warranty Brings Your Business

LP® SmartSide® trim and siding products are backed by one of the most competitive warranties on the market, the LP SmartSide 5/50 Limited W…

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What NOT to Expect: Instant Adoption of 2018 I-Codes

Every three years, the International Code Council updates its International Building Code (IBC) and International Residential Code (IRC) – …

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How Dealers Can Work With Brand Partners to Bolster Marketing Efforts

As the housing market continues on an upswing, industry professionals should develop a sound marketing plan to ensure they can tackle as mu…

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Termite-Resistant Building Products Can Bring Added Value to Your Business

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, termite infestations impact more than 600,000 homes each year in the United States, causin…

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