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Many of the most popular floor trends in new home construction and remodeling are heavy porcelain, ceramic and stone floor tile. While these products promise long-term durability, it’s important you pay particular attention to the construction of the sub-floor to help minimize long-term damage. Let’s take a look at OSB subflooring for tiles and the best subfloor materials for tile.
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Embodied Carbon Emissions in Buildings: Ways to Measure and Reduce Carbon Emissions

While many in the construction industry are focusing on building net zero, or zero energy ready, homes and improving sustainability and res…

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A Guide to Passive House Construction

According to the Passive House Institute, passive houses save up to 90% of space heating- and cooling-related energy compared with typical …

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A Guide to Siding Corners

As home builders, it’s critical to find ways to deliver top-tier building solutions for your clients while remaining efficient. This helps …

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Best Practices for Installing Engineered Wood Siding with Brick

Siding is often a top contender for homeowners looking for ways to refresh their brick exterior or expand their home—and they are looking t…

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How Climate Change is Shaping the Future of Home Building

They call them “billion-dollar disaster events”—weather- and climate-triggered disasters that result in losses exceeding $1 billion each. I…

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Vertical Vs. Panel Siding: What to Use for Board & Batten Style Siding Installation

Board and batten style siding continues to be one of the latest building trends for homeowners hoping to add some visual interest to their …

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4 Sustainable Construction Trends | LP Building Solutions

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

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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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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…

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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 …