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LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding vs. Fiber Cement: Building Better with Less Tools & Supplies

The primary benefit many building professionals often cite when comparing LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding to fib…

Renovation5 min
What’s the Difference Between Composite vs. Engineered Wood Siding?

When deciding to re-side your home, it can be difficult to get a handle on all the terms. It’s exciting once you start researching siding o…

Business Advice6 min
5 Tips to Conquer Cash Flow Challenges

If you’re feeling the pinch in cash flow this month, you’re not alone. In fact, 84% of all construction companies face tough cash flow chal…

Outdoor Living5 min
Building an Ice Fishing Shed Demands Durability

Ice fishing has long been one of the most popular winter pastimes in Canada and the northern U.S. All you need is access to a solidly froze…

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 Controversial techniques for construction, outdated codes and incorrect ap…

News & Stories6 min
The What’s & Why’s of the LP® SmartSide® 5/50 Limited Warranty

Any building professional will tell you that the quality of a building material is only as good as its warranty. This is why LP Building So…

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…

Industry Trends7 min
A Solution for the Labor Shortage?

The on-going shortage of skilled labor in the construction field is forcing manufacturers to find creative ways to deal with it, particular…

Business Advice5 min
How To Choose Between Radiant Barrier Sheathing And Spray Foam Insulation

If you’re a builder weighing the choice between radiant barrier sheathing and spray foam insulation for reducing attic heat, there are many…

Renovation9 min
A Pro’s Perspective: What to Ask When Shopping for a Shed

Anyone who shops for a new shed wants to ensure they’re getting the best bang for their buck. Yet it can be a challenge to know just what t…

Curb Appeal7 min
How to Successfully Mix Different Types of Cladding on a Home

Siding has become part of the ongoing evolution within the building industry. The quality, durability and beauty of siding materials has ev…

Renovation10 min
Shed Buying Do’s & Don’ts From a Shed Dealer

Ready to buy a shed? We have tips from a pro to help you narrow down your options and find the right shed for your specific situation.

Shed Builder Spotlight: Premier Portable Buildings

LP is proud to be a preferred materials supplier for Premier Portable Buildings, a shed manufacturer with a network of shed dealers coverin…

Outdoor Living11 min
'The Game Day Shed' Featured in July/August Issue of The Family Handyman Magazine

The second annual shed issue of The Family Handyman (July/August 2018), produced in partnership with LP, again featured familiar names from…

Creating a High Performance Roof Deck

We know that builders value product efficiency and reliability, especially in these times of a skilled labor shortage. As builders seek out…

What are my finish options for LP® SmartSide® siding?

You are finally ready to start your remodeling project. As a homeowner, you have a choice on how your LP® SmartSide®…

Outdoor Living6 min
4 Ways to Grow Your Best Garden This Spring

Last month, we offered ideas that helped you get ready for the new gardening season. If you followed those tips, you’ve already mapped out …

Inspiration2 min
How Fire-Rated OSB Outperforms FRT Plywood

Both fire-rated OSB and Fire Retardant Treated (FRT) plywood are commonly used in fire-rated wall sheathing and roof deck applications. Bec…

Renovation8 min
Attached or Detached: Which Garage Is Right for You?

If you own a home without a garage, chances are a garage or shed is on your wish list. The convenience of protecting vehicles from the weat…

Renovation7 min
Buying a Shed vs. Building a Shed: Which Is Right for You?

Storage sheds make an ideal home for lawn equipment, gardening supplies and more, allowing you to cut down on indoor clutter and free up mo…

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