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Renovation3 min
Can You Install Siding Without A Contractor?

If you’re a skilled Do-It-Yourselfer, you can install siding on your own without assistance from a contractor. You would need to carefully …

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…

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…

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…

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…

5 Questions to Ask Your Contractor Before Starting a Re-Siding Project

Ready to sign on the dotted line? After you’ve gotten references for reliable local siding contractors, make sure to ask each potential con…

Business Advice2 min
Best Practices for Onboarding New Hires in Construction

Though the construction labor market is currently tight, there are many qualified candidates seeking the unique opportunities that employme…

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. …

Outdoor Living3 min
It's Grilling Season! Stay Safe by Following These Propane Tank Precautions

Now that the weather is warm, it’s time for grill masters to get out their favorite barbeque equipment and start sizzling. However, if you …

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…

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