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Does a Metal Roof Need a Radiant Barrier?

Robert Morris, a Trenton, New Jersey manufacturer, created the first sheet metal roof for his own Philadelphia mansion in 1794. Even though Thomas Jefferson advocated for metal roofs, it took nearly 100 years before U.S. homeowners considered them as a reasonable roofing option. Today, metal roofs are steadily gaining in popularity and account for 13% of the market.
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What is Sheathing Tape and Why Do I Need It?

Sheathing tape is a relatively new asset to the homebuilder’s toolbox. But like most innovations, it’s hard to imagine any professional tod…

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Trends: Five Best Sustainable Building Materials Best Practices

Sustainability and green construction are dominating homebuilding trends as homeowners are choosing energy efficiency as a primary driver i…

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Beauty Behind the Walls: Helping Homeowners Achieve Sustainable Net Zero Energy Builds

Homebuyers across the country are looking for definitive ways to achieve extreme efficiency. While some want energy efficiency, others are …

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When to Use Legacy® Premium Sub-Flooring According to the Pros

With many sub-flooring options on the market, building professionals must weigh their options and make a decision that can be tough when co…

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Building Trends: Choosing Fire-Rated OSB for Deck Wrap Texas Donut Construction

Population growth in many U.S. cities is fueling the rise of a different building design within its urban and suburban areas. This demand f…

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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 expan…

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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…