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Industry Trends4 min
Trends To Watch This Year In Single-Family Homebuilding

The vitality of single-family homebuilding in 2019 will depend on many things that are out of the industry’s control: how often the Fed rai…

Business Advice10 min
Building Your Business in the Building Materials Industry

Global Industry Analysts, Inc. (GIA) published a study painting a rosy picture of the future of the global construction materials market. A…

Business Advice5 min
Dealers, Go Beyond the Basics to Sell Builders on Premium Siding Materials

Dealers who sell premium, high-quality materials such as LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding must master the art of …

Industry Trends8 min
Q & A: Market Trends and the State of the Siding Market

The siding industry is ever-evolving. We recently sat down with Angie Kieta, Market Development Manager at LP Building Products, to discuss…

4 Successful Siding Sales Strategies for Dealers

Dealers that have the knowledge and products that builders need, and pair them with great customer service, are likely to achieve success. …

5 Tips to Create a Dog-Friendly Backyard

All good pet owners love the sight of their dog happily romping in the grass, but when it comes to the backyard, you don’t have to have acr…

A Look at New Trends & Technology

In an ever-evolving construction industry, builders and architects are working together to build smarter, more efficient homes. In addition…

Catering to the Customer Who Is Aging in Place

Including aging-friendly features in a home when they’re optional gives a homeowner the freedom to make choices – rather than having decisi…

Curb Appeal8 min
Using the Psychology of Color to Increase Home Sales

If you’re a builder, don’t overlook the impact of color. Exterior color has a profound effect on would-be homebuyers, influencing how fast …

Business Advice5 min
Marketing Tips: Gearing Up for the Spring Busy Season

With the busy remodeling season just around the corner, remodelers are gearing up to lock down leads, kick off projects and work longer day…

Industry Trends5 min
2018 Housing Forecast: Steady Year Ahead

As we kick off 2018, builders, architects and product manufacturers are making their predictions and looking for new opportunities in the y…

Business Advice5 min
How Dealers Can Work With Brand Partners to Bolster Marketing Efforts

As the housing market continues on an upswing, industry professionals should develop a sound marketing plan to ensure they can tackle as mu…

2017 Single-Family Forecast

If you’re a single-family homebuilder, you’ll be glad to hear that industry analysts anticipate that 2017 will be a strong year for sales o…

2017 Multifamily Forecast

Multifamily Executive recently spoke with five industry leaders to get their predictions on what’s in store for 2017. They paint a generall…

Business Advice7 min
10 Tips for Communicating With Framers and Subs

It’s happened to nearly every architect and builder: products are specified, plans are made, and months later directives are overlooked or …

Outdoor Living5 min
How to Sow Seeds Indoors for Your Garden

Growing plants from seed is a fun and economical way to grow your own vegetables and flowers. By starting seeds indoors under controlled co…

Renovation6 min
Five Things to Know Before Buying a Shed

You know you want a shed. Before you speak with a shed dealer about buying an outdoor structure, there are a few important factors to consi…

AIA’s Top Five Home Trends

The American Institute for Architects (AIA) has released its predictions for changes in building design for the next decade. In the survey …

News & Stories5 min
LP Introduces Updated BuildSmart Preferred Contractor Program

LP Building Solutions, a leader in high-performance products such as exterior siding and trim, has announced the introduction of the update…

Industry Trends5 min
Home Buying Habits of Millennials

New research from the National Association of Home Builders points to the home buying habits of millennials, the children of Baby Boomers a…

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