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IBSx 2021: Looking at Top Trends, Takeaways and Innovation

The 2021 NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) took on a new format this year. The entire event took place virtually through engaging online education sessions, networking opportunities and product demonstrations. It’s a show we look forward to year after year to learn more about the trends shaping the building industry. We’ve captured our key takeaways here.
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Top LP WeatherLogic® Air & Water Barrier Installation Mistakes

With this guide, you can avoid these top mistakes and ensure LP WeatherLogic panels keep air and water out—and that they’re backed by the L…

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Avoid These LP Legacy® Premium Sub-Flooring Installation Mistakes That Could Cause Lost Coverage Under the Limited Warranty

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How to Repair or Replace Rotted Siding

In this guide from LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, you’ll learn how to replace rotted siding on a house and how…

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Seasoned Pro Answers 4 Common Questions With LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding Tips

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Oregon Music Garage, Part 2: Stumpenhorst Finishes Exterior With LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding for a Sleek, Bold Look

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Structural Solutions for Roofs in Wet Climates

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Structural Solutions for Fire-Resistant Roof Sheathing

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