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Using APA Structural I Rated Sheathing: Building With LP Structural Solutions for Added Strength

When the build requires greater strength, look for an OSB roof and wall sheathing that is APA Structural I Rated Sheathing—also known as Struc I—for increased structural reliability. What is APA rated sheathing? This valuable designation is a “stamp of approval” that verifies the panels have passed APA’s manufacturing and performance standards.
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Resilient Rebuilding: How to Rebuild After a Natural Disaster

If the need for rebuilding and repairing property damage arises, designing structures that can withstand future weather events is crucial. …

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LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding: Part of a WUI-Compliant Solution

Many might assume engineered wood products wouldn’t be a good choice for wildfire-prone regions, but they can be part of a WUI-compliant so…

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Structural Solutions for Roofs in Wet Climates

Because moisture concerns are common across the United States, water-resistive roof underlayment is critical for any build. To help combat …

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Building a Better World: Letting Purpose Drive Our Business

Our purpose, Building a Better World, had guided us in the years prior to 2020, but it was uniquely tested with this year…

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Structural Solutions for Fire-Resistant Roof Sheathing

In fire-prone geographies, such as wildland-urban interface (WUI) areas, fire protection for roofs may be a critical part of a comprehensiv…

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Bugs vs. Siding: How to Spot and Prevent Damage

Bugs in wood siding, whether behind engineered wood siding or in traditional wood products, aren’t just troublesome for homeowners—building…

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Looking Back on 2020 With LP Building Solutions

2020 was—in a word—unpredictable. In many ways the COVID-19 pandemic defined the year within the building industry, but LP Building Solutio…

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What Are the Best Nails to Use for Engineered Wood Siding?

When you’re installing lap siding, choosing the right LP® SmartSide® installation tools will help lead to a f…

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How to Install Siding on a Shed

LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding isn’t designed only to be a durable, beautiful siding option for homes—it can pr…

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Helping to Prevent Squeaky Floors With Stronger Materials

No matter which flooring materials homeowners choose for their building and remodeling projects, builders must plan carefully from the sub-…

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How to Replace a Piece of Siding

Here is a quick guide to the process of replacing old siding that will lead you to a successful outcome.

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Predictions for 2021 From LP Execs

In addition to shifts to accommodate the changing economy throughout 2020, LP sought to respond to ongoing industry trends, green construct…

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Water and Wood: Managing Moisture and Structural Materials

Let’s examine the impact of water on wood building materials, how products from the LP Structural Solutions product portfolio can help you …

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Oregon Music Garage Part 1: Kyle Stumpenhorst Chooses LP Structural Solutions for Resiliency

Contractor Kyle Stumpenhorst’s latest project in partnership with LP Building Solutions is the Oregon Music Garage in Oregon, Illinois. Aft…

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How to Install Flashing Under Siding

Flashing is a key part of the LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding installation process, helping to protect homes fro…