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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 professionals must deal with them on the jobsite, during renovations, and as they plan their builds. When clients turn to you for guidance on removing insects, replacing siding or ensuring their new durable siding is protected against bugs, it’s important to know how to address these issues.
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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 Can Engineered Wood Help Reduce Jobsite Waste?

To make their practices more sustainable, many building professionals work to incorporate wood building products into their projects. Howev…

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Managing Moisture Behind Board and Batten Siding

While board and batten siding is typically made of wood, it can also be made from vinyl, fiber cement or even steel. But if you’re worried …

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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…

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What Is the Difference Between Trim vs. Fascia?

When it comes to exterior cladding, homes require more than siding to protect them from the elements. Fascia and trim are two key elements …