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Building for Indoor Air Quality

The issue of indoor air quality and overall building health is becoming more prevalent than ever. With building standards such as LEED being updated to include points awarded for healthy indoor air, builders must consider how to create structures that balance function with health. There are many products on the market that tout contributions to air quality, but during construction indoor air quality involves much more than individual products.
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8 UL Fire-Rated Assemblies and Intertek-Listed Fire-Rated Walls You Should Know

Finding the proper code-compliant fire-rated wall assembly for wood frame construction is a challenge. That challenge grows even more compl…

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A Structural System Approach to Moisture Management

As builders set their sights on constructing more durable, resilient homes, combating moisture concerns—both during and after the build—is …

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What Architects Need to Know About the Latest LP® FlameBlock® OSB Evaluated Assemblies

Finding the proper fire-resistance-rated OSB assembly that meets code compliance and a building’s structural requirements can be tricky. Th…

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Fire-rated Sheathing Installation: Soffit & Eave Details

When it comes to how to install fire-rated OSB sheathing, ensuring the soffit and eave details are aligned with code requirements can be a …

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Energy-Efficient Building Materials For Hot Climates

In hot climates, energy efficiency can be a top concern for homeowners. Increased needs for cooling alone can lead to higher energy costs, …

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How to Avoid Moisture Intrusion Around Windows

As spring showers ramp up, moisture can become a big concern both during and after construction. Properly installing flashing for windows i…

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Preparing for the Main Selling Season

Coming off an unprecedented year, the busiest season for selling siding is almost underway! COVID-19 is still a significant consideration a…

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Plywood vs. OSB: Protecting Sub-Flooring From Rain

When it comes to installing sub-flooring, one concern rises to the top for many professionals: rain. No matter your geographical area, deal…

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Top LP WeatherLogic® Air & Water Barrier Installation Mistakes

With this guide, you can avoid these top mistakes and ensure LP WeatherLogic panels keep air and water out—and that they’re backed by the L…

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Avoid These LP Legacy® Premium Sub-Flooring Installation Mistakes That Could Cause Lost Coverage Under the Limited Warranty

A quiet, solidly built home speaks volumes to its high-quality construction. Likewise creaks, squeaks and movement in the floors are not on…

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What’s Behind the Walls: Tips for Selling Long-Term Home Value

The initial conversations with new homebuyers generally focus on architectural style, price per square foot and aesthetic requirements (lik…

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Seasoned Pro Answers 4 Common Questions With LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding Tips

Let’s catch up with Tim Uhler, who leads the popular Instagram channel Awesome Framers and carpentry at Pioneer Builders, to address a few …