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Are Premium OSB Products Worth It? | LP Building Solutions

When beginning new construction, many builders start with the mindset of using commodity OSB. But sometimes following a discussion on flooring, potential moisture problems or wet weather construction, a discussion of value around premium products emerges. When considering commodity OSB versus premium products, are premium OSB products worth the upgrade?
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Best Home Siding for Cold Climates | LP SmartSide

January and February typically usher in the season’s coldest temperatures, bringing the need to use building materials that can withstand f…

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House Sheathing for Cold Climates | LP Building Solutions

With temperatures dropping, insulation and protecting new construction against the elements are top of mind. Of course, builders must consi…

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Cold Weather Construction Safety Tips | LP Building Solutions

With housing demand at an all-time high, builders do not have the ability to halt home construction during the winter months. Builders can …

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Engineered Wood Siding in Multifamily Developments | LP SmartSide

Engineered wood siding has long been considered a trustworthy exterior product for single-family homes, but it is often overlooked for mult…

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2022 Building Industry Predictions | LP Building Solutions

If 2020 was the year of uncertainty, then 2021 was a year spent adjusting to new norms. What kind of year will 2022 be? We checked in with …

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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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Plywood Vs. OSB: Which is Better for Sub-floors?

When it’s time to construct subfloors, you may automatically pick up either plywood or OSB without too much thought. During the COVID-19 pa…

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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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Everything You Need to Know About LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding for Your Interior

Siding is traditionally thought of as an exterior product, but LP® SmartSide® products are challenging this b…

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A Holistic Approach to Sustainability: LP Building Solutions 2021 Sustainability Report

In this interview, two LP leaders offer their unique insights into LP’s just-released 2021 Sustainability Report, which describes the compa…

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How to Install Radiant Barriers Under Shingles

Believe it or not, that’s not such an unusual question. A lot of builders aren’t sure about how to install a radiant barrier or—for that ma…

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Installation Advice: Should Wall Sheathing Overlap Foundation?

Whether most of your construction projects use engineered wood, plywood or OSB, proper wall sheathing installation helps protect the home f…