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HOW IS THE PAST IMPACTING THE FUTURE OF THE BUILDING INDUSTRY?

As a leader in building solutions, LP Structural Solutions is consistently moving in the direction of greater resiliency. Each innovative building solution is viewed through that lens, as well as how it can help achieve LP’s overall goal of Building a Better World. But why this direction? What led LP to focus on resilience in construction? Craig Miles, Director of OSB Sales & Marketing, explores how past trends inform LP’s work on modern building techniques today.
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LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier Installation Problems to Avoid in Cathedral or Vaulted Ceiling Designs

Recently, homes are trending toward smaller, more compact sizes. Using extra-tall, cathedral or vaulted ceilings can create the illusion of…

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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 St…

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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-…