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How Does Sustainable Building Affect the Construction Industry?

As new data and construction practices shape the building industry, sustainable construction takes on new and improved forms based on expanded ways of thinking. Resilience in building construction also comes into play as contractors seek to build intentionally from both sustainability and strength perspectives.
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Tighter Building Envelopes

Overall, improvements in building envelopes have helped homeowners benefit from greater protection against moisture. Builders are able to c…

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LP Building Solutions: Our Part in the Future of Green Building

Sustainability and resiliency go hand-in-hand when it comes to the building industry’s future. Sustainability starts in the building indust…

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IBSx 2021: Looking at Top Trends, Takeaways and Innovation

The 2021 NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) took on a new format this year. The entire event took place virtually through engaging onl…

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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 …

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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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Flame Spread vs. Burn Through vs. Fireproof

While LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated Sheathing offers both flame-spread and burn-through resistance, it’s importa…

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Why Premium Sub-Floors Are Making the Biggest Floor Trends Look Better

Sub-floors are often an overlooked part of a home build, especially since the flooring system isn’t visible to homeowners. But builders and…

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Answer Demand for Urban Living: Best Practices for Tall and Skinny Housing Builds

Many U.S. cities are experiencing population booms, and their new residents are demanding to live closer to the city’s core. This home buil…

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Top 5 Benefits of Using Prefinished Siding

The demand for prefinished siding has grown steadily since its introduction decades ago. However, it has gained momentum specifically withi…

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Why Key Strategies for Reducing Labor Time May Be Backfiring

Many construction companies and remodelers have been sorely challenged by the shortage of skilled laborers. As more companies struggle to f…

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A Deeper Look at Sub-Flooring

Sub-flooring is perhaps the most overlooked of the four elements of a finished floor system, but it has seen significant advancements in re…