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The LP® SmartSide® Online Training Program: Upping Efficiency to Help Eliminate Call-Backs

It goes without saying that more training helps prepare installers by giving them the information they need to install siding correctly. This reduces the likelihood of installation errors and potential call-backs, two significant factors that negatively affect a contractor’s efficiency and reputation.

That’s exactly why LP created the LP® SmartSide® Online Training Program. Here’s more about the elements of this program and how it prepares builders.  

Online Training Any Day, Any Time

The LP SmartSide Online Training Program is available at any time of the day or week, so it’s convenient for a busy contractor to use. The information from the video-based training is easy to understand, with the goal of helping contractors to improve the work quality of their crews.

Lance Olson, Senior Technical Manager for LP Building Products, notes that this program is an important supplement to the installation instructions included with LP products. “LP SmartSide products are easy to install, but installation procedures are not a ‘one size fits all’ for all siding products,” says Olson. “The online training tools augment the LP SmartSide installation instructions, so contractors and their installation crews are well-prepared with the information they need to install LP SmartSide products correctly. This delights homeowners and frees contractors from the distractions created by siding installation issues.”

Tools to Help You Succeed

LP is committed to its customers and continues to innovate new products and applications to improve efficiency and eliminate future problems. If you are a member of the LP® BuildSmart Preferred Contractor Program, please take full advantage of our training and other resources by periodically checking our website and your inbox for updates to our training resources, technical notes, technical bulletins, installation instructions and training events. If you are not a member, we invite you to learn more about the LP BuildSmart Preferred Contractor Program.

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