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The Value of a Single Manufacturer

With the rise in popularity of homebuilding TV shows and access to an abundance of exterior products and accessories, homeowners are more aware than ever of their home’s exterior. While style and design are top-of-mind for your clients, efficiency is also on your radar as a builder. Thankfully, you don’t have to choose between the two. We talked with building pro Kyle Stumpenhorst about the ways a versatile product suite like LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding can help achieve a customizable and efficient build.
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Behind the Scenes: Calculating Construction Costs With RSMeans Data

When building professionals are selecting building materials and calculating construction costs, many turn to third-party testing such as t…

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Are All Sub-Floor Adhesives The Same?

Want to reduce callbacks on your construction projects? Well, squeaky floors are one of the most common causes for callbacks, and the most …

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Pro Tips to Taking Advantage of Extra Time During Slower Building Seasons

As winter approaches, it is typical for there to be a lull in builds and business. With a slower schedule comes the opportunity to maximize…

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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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Managing Dead Load With the Right Construction Materials

There are several different types of loads that affect a structure. Building code requirements are specified in terms of the minimum loads …

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How to Repair Water Damaged Sub-Floor

If not discovered quickly enough, a slow leak caused by a faulty dishwasher, ice maker, shower or another appliance will require extensive …

Industry Trends6 min
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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Radiant Barrier vs. Insulation : How to Choose Between Radiant Barrier Sheathing and Spray Foam Insulation

In recent years, homebuyers have shifted toward more energy-efficient homes, a trend you’ve likely discovered in the selections your client…

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Basement Sub-Flooring Options

Making a basement a usable living space that people can enjoy starts with the right sub-flooring option. Concrete is hard and uncomfortable…

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LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding's Environmental Product Declaration

LP Building Solutions is committed to providing our customers with sustainable siding solutions backed by significant investments in ongoin…

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Radiant Barriers For Attic: A Quick Guide

Maybe you’ve been thinking about installing a radiant barrier in your attic but have a few questions. Is the upfront cost worth it in the l…

Industry Trends5 min
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…