In the building industry, problem solving comes with the territory—and it makes you a better builder. As an expert in your field, you’re always looking to uncover the best building materials and methods. Using a portfolio of products designed to work together can be a game-changer for ultimate resiliency on the jobsite and in the building structure.
Here are three key benefits to building with the portfolio approach:
The best building products are not only designed to work together, but they effectively do so when impacts come their way. Using products from a single manufacturer helps add value and leads to a better overall build, and that’s what makes LP® Structural Solutions a trusted portfolio for builders looking to create resilient structures.
The LP Structural Solutions portfolio is founded on Engineered Strand technology (EST), the wood substrate that’s at the core of all LP Structural Solutions products, combined with various overlays, coatings and other technologies to create unique products that work alongside supporting product accessories to Defend Your Build® together.
For instance, when you’re looking for protection such as superior moisture resistance, there’s not just a Structural Solutions product for one area of your house, but multiple. When you choose LP WeatherLogic® Air & Water Barrier, a WRB that’s proven to seal out moisture when panel joints are sealed with LP WeatherLogic Seam & Flashing Tape or Sealant, along with LP Legacy® Premium Sub-Flooring, you are using the LP Structural Solutions portfolio in a way that creates the best value for you as a builder and for your clients.
While you can certainly find a variety of building products from different manufacturers for each element of your build, it may not be the most effective solution. With a suite of products and product accessories designed for resiliency, like those offered in the LP Structural Solutions portfolio, you can analyze the threats in the area you are building and choose products that will help mitigate risk, ensuring you are covering all your bases.
Looking to keep out heat? Choose LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier, which helps block radiant heat from entering the attic for improved energy efficiency. Hoping to increase fire resiliency? LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated Sheathing is equipped with fire-resistive technology that is proven to slow down the spread of flames. On the hunt for a stiffer, quieter sub-floor? Take your flooring to the next level with LP Legacy Premium Sub-Flooring and LP® TopNotch® 350 Durable Sub-Flooring installed with LP Legacy® Premium Sub-Floor Adhesive for a Squeak-Free Lifetime Limited Warranty when used in an LP sub-floor assembly.
Whether you’re building in a hot, dry climate or a location where moisture is constantly at play, the LP Structural Solutions portfolio has you covered from flooring to roof sheathing and beyond.
Rain, heat, delays, staffing shortages—as a builder, working against unforeseen challenges comes with the job but your products shouldn’t be included in those challenges. However, things can get a bit complicated when using products from multiple manufacturers.
Using products from the same manufacturer, such as LP Structural Solutions, simplifies the building process and any communication you may have with the manufacturer about warranty or resources.
Our products are innovatively designed to withstand the toughest conditions, to help you meet codes and to be easily installed, saving you time on the jobsite. With industry-leading warranties backing those products and exceptional customer service, we want to help you take the future of building into your own hands. Having a central place to go to for questions and online tools streamlines the process and allows you to maximize your time. Explore our warranties or check out tips from the pros here.
LP Structural Solutions products are designed as a part of a larger portfolio of resilient building solutions, and when you use them together, you get the most out of your build and your efforts. Ready to explore all that LP Structural Solutions has to offer? Explore our solutions.
Sustainability Solutions8 min
In our pursuit of sustainable and environmentally friendly products, we completed five LCAs and EPDs for our LP® Structural Solutions portfolio. Along with LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, these EPDs demonstrate the carbon negativity of our products. That means that our products store more carbon than is released during their entire life cycle, making us a meaningful part of the climate solution.Continue Reading
Sustainability Solutions6 min
In an era where environmental responsibility is paramount, we are proud to announce a remarkable achievement: the LP® Structural Solutions portfolio has been officially designated as carbon negative. This milestone is a testament to our unwavering commitment to redefining construction materials for the better with a focus on sustainability, resiliency and groundbreaking advancements.
It’s no secret that many developers, architects and builders are reducing lot size as one way to hold down housing costs and maintain profitability. In fact, the rise of zero-lot-line homes, odd-lot/infill development and compressed parcel spacing is helping shape a new housing normal for many communities. This downsizing is focusing attention on minimum fire separation distance.
Resiliency Solutions6 min
To increase consideration for building more resilient homes, LP Building Solutions is partnering with the First Street Foundation®, a coalition working to help builders assess and protect against environmental threats from fire, extreme heat, flooding and wind.