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Sustainable Construction with LP Building Solutions

As homeowners become increasingly dedicated to sustainable solutions for their homes, building professionals must also respond by improving…

Trends6 min
How to Take Advantage of Popular Shed Trends and Add to Your Backyard

Have you ever considered adding a shed to your backyard? Lately, homeowners like you are thinking beyond storage sheds and instead are usin…

Industry Trends4 min
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 onl…

Trends6 min
The Most Durable Siding Options for Tiny Homes

Just like typical homes, tiny homes require protection from the elements. A durable exterior that lasts is essential, and that’s where tiny…

News & Stories4 min
Building a Better World: Letting Purpose Drive Our Business

Our purpose, Building a Better World, had guided us in the years prior to 2020, but it was uniquely tested with this year…

News & Stories7 min
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…

Industry Trends5 min
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 …

Trends5 min
3 Pros Talk Top Exterior Trends

Exterior design trends can come and go quickly. Keeping up with what’s in and what’s out, especially when it comes time for your exterior r…

Industry Trends5 min
Why does the U.S. lag behind in off-site construction?

What will the tipping point be for homebuilders to enthusiastically embrace off-site construction? When the labor force constricts even tig…

Industry Trends5 min
Solutions for the Starter Home Shortage

The supply of modestly priced starter homes continues to drop nationwide. A recent report by Realtor.com found that the number of homes pri…

Industry Trends7 min
Offering Proof of High Performance

Builders don’t want to take chances on unproven materials – and they’re wary of products that bill themselves as “high performance” without…

Business Advice6 min
On the Cutting Edge of Cost-Cutting

There are only two ways to boost your bottom line: increase revenue and cut costs. In this blog, we’ll explore innovative ways for builders…

Industry Trends7 min
Why You Should Rely On Data Rather Than Instinct

For many years, construction pros have relied on experience and gut instinct more than on data, but that’s rapidly changing. Many banks, in…