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What Architects Need to Know About Off-Site Construction

Last year LP invested $45 million in Entekra, one of the nation’s leading off-site homebuilders. As this type of construction gains popularity in the U.S., a number of architectural firms have asked Entekra to do presentations about how to successfully design for off-site homebuilding.
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Trends in Exterior Colors and Materials

“The use of color is widely recognized as an important strategic advantage in successfully marketing new residential developments. Color cr…

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How LP Finds Research Talent

Materials like plywood and gypsum haven’t changed much in decades, but engineered wood is continuously evolving. While LP is more easily ab…

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Helping Small Builders Compete Against the Giants

Big builder market share has doubled in the last 25 years and now represents about 50 percent of housing starts nationwide – and even 75 pe…

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How “Attainable” Are New Homes?

When people talk about home “affordability” it boils down to one number: the asking price. But home “attainability” is a more complex equat…

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Trends To Watch This Year In Single-Family Homebuilding

The vitality of single-family homebuilding in 2019 will depend on many things that are out of the industry’s control: how often the Fed rai…

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Looking to the Past for New Ways to Build Sustainability into Wetland Road Crossings

Since the early days of Canada’s timber trade, foresters have used “corduroy roads.” By laying logs down side by side–giving the appearance…

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The Benefits of Utilizing LP Building Products for Outdoor Structures

The unique features of LP® SmartSide® trim and siding products make them ideally suited for use in outdoor st…

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Today's Smaller, Tighter Lot Size Focuses More Attention on Fire Separation Distance

It’s no secret that many developers, architects, and home and multifamily builders are reducing lot size as one way hold down housing costs…

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Q & A: Market Trends and the State of the Siding Market

The siding industry is ever-evolving. We recently sat down with Angie Kieta, Market Development Manager at LP Building Products, to discuss…

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LP Customers Share Why They Love Working With LP TechShield

Twenty years ago, LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier Sheathing debuted in the Texas market, offering a new, more…

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2018 Housing Forecast: Steady Year Ahead

As we kick off 2018, builders, architects and product manufacturers are making their predictions and looking for new opportunities in the y…

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Tale of Two Coasts: Comparing the Blurring Lines Between East Coast and West Coast Architecture

More than 3,000 miles separate the East Coast from the West Coast. Culture, social habits and building styles differ between the two coasts…