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News & Stories4 min
Top 3 Tips to Effectively Talk to Prospective Customers While Social Distancing

In the building business, in-person communication has always been a vital component in talking to potential clients in a personable, effici…

Trends3 min
5 Reasons Pros Recommend LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding

Homeowners have been enjoying the attractive curb appeal and longer-lasting beauty offered by LP® SmartSide®

Business Advice3 min
Pro Tips From LP For a Strong Build

LP® Structural Solutions products help you build better and stronger. To make our high-performance products even easier to i…

News & Stories4 min
Tips from an LP® BuildSmart Remodeler on Shifting Business Tactics in the Midst of COVID-19

Shifting your business model during a pandemic is probably not at the top of the list of things you considered for your 2020 business plan.…

News & Stories6 min
Pro Advice on How to Manage the Short- and Long-Term Effects of COVID-19

In the last few months, the world has been completely upended by COVID-19. Construction and building material suppliers have been named “es…

News & Stories5 min
Pro Perspectives & Preparedness for COVID-19

Building industry professionals are in a time of uncertainty when it comes to how COVID-19 will affect their businesses and how to prepare …

Outdoor Living5 min
How to Transform a Backyard Shed to Tackle New Year’s Resolutions

The end of the year is just around the corner, which means so are New Year’s resolutions. According to recent research, approximately 60% o…

News & Stories5 min
‘Tis the Season: LP Gives “Shed” an All-New Meaning

In recent years, sheds have become popular for uses beyond practical storage solutions, like a place to put holiday decorations during the …

Business Advice5 min
Tips for Increasing Builder Profit

There are basically two ways builders can boost their bottom lines: lower costs and increased revenue. In a previous blog, we focused on th…

Business Advice5 min
The Difference Between Vapor, Air and Weather-Resistive Barriers

“Do this, not that” is a common saying in the building industry. Controversial techniques for construction, outdated codes and incorrect ap…

Business Advice5 min
A Remodeler’s Perspective: Steps to a Successful Re-side

When James and Stella bought their home in coastal Wilmington, NC, in 2011, the original wood siding was still on the 108-year-old home. Un…

Business Advice6 min
Why It’s Important To “Respect the Spec”

While it’s perfectly alright for a jazz musician to improvise, that approach doesn’t always work as well in homebuilding. Architects, speci…

Business Advice4 min
Siding That’s a Cut Above

Siding installers use many different brands of circular saws, but their preferred saw may not be as important as the siding material they a…

Business Advice4 min
Using the Job Site to Brand Your Company

One of the best ways to market your construction company is to use signage on or near the job site. It’s possible that more people will see…

Business Advice4 min
Meeting Timelines When You’re Short-Staffed

For builders with a limited staff, it’s difficult to meet all the timelines and expectations unless every team member does an outstanding j…

News & Stories3 min
2019 International Builders' Show Recap

LP Building Solutions was at the International Builders’ Show (IBS) last week, giving attendees unexpected opportunities to interact with L…

Balancing Durability and Design in Multifamily Properties

Multifamily projects are aiming to please two groups: residents who want stylish surroundings and property management companies that don’t …

Reward Yourself With the LP® BuildSmart Preferred Contractor Program

What’s better than installing the nation’s leading engineered wood siding products? Getting rewarded for doing it, of course! The LP&r…

Inspiration7 min
Siding Benefits for Builders to Look For

What are the key benefits that both the contractor and the homeowner should be aware of when choosing a siding product? Here are some tips …

Maintenance7 min
Tips on Winterizing Your Garden for the Big Chill

Getting your garden ready for winter is mostly a matter of cleaning out and covering up. In addition to winterizing your home, the followin…

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