At LP, we understand that sustainability is a significant concern for many builders, contractors and homeowners. Sustainability is a priority for us too, which is why we are committed to manufacturing siding options that minimize impact on our health and the environment for the entire life cycle of the material.
The growth and development of our communities has a large impact on our natural environment. Let’s take a look at the features that make LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding a smart choice for green building.
The LP SmartSide manufacturing process begins with a renewable resource: wood. All wood used is grown and gathered under strict Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) standards. To remain SFI-certified, all of our forest management and fiber sourcing programs must be managed for multiple environmental, social and economic values that will benefit our world now and into the future. We’re not just building for the future, we’re helping to protect it by actively investing in reforestation and the preservation of wildlife habitats.
We source fast-growing trees and use 99% of the log for either the product or for fuel to make it. Plus, all binding agents and resins used in LP engineered wood siding panel, lap, trim, etc., are low-emitting and safe for children and pets. You can be confident that LP products installed on a home or other structure are sourced and produced sustainably.
Many homeowners and building owners are demanding sustainable products that have minimal impact on our environment. LP SmartSide is a must-have material to help builders qualify for green building programs. Learn more about LP’s environmental programs at www.LPCorp.com.
Read the previous installments of this blog series with additional information about the benefits of LP SmartSide engineered wood siding options. Learn about the beautiful finish and textures, the proven durability of treated engineered wood, the industry-leading 5/50-year limited warranty, the superior impact and termite resistance, and the ease of installation.
The #1 problem on a jobsite? Water. Because when it rains, it pours. When rain hits before a new house is fully closed in, it can be disastrous not only for your construction schedule but also for your home’s sub-flooring and exterior sheathing.Continue Reading
With the rise in popularity of homebuilding TV shows and access to an abundance of exterior products and accessories, homeowners are more aware than ever of their home’s exterior. While style and design are top-of-mind for your clients, efficiency is also on your radar as a builder. Thankfully, you don’t have to choose between the two. We talked with building pro Kyle Stumpenhorst about the ways a versatile product suite like LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding can help achieve a customizable and efficient build.
If you have decided to tackle a re-side project, you will be faced with the choice of your home’s exterior color. While durability, workability and efficiency are all critical benefits to you as a homeowner, the most outward facing choice you will make during your building project is the color. Choosing the right color for your home can seem like a big task and with color decisions to make beyond siding, like trim and other exterior accessories, it can be difficult to determine what you want. We’ve compiled a list of siding color ideas to help you find the color scheme that’s right for you.
When building professionals are selecting building materials and calculating construction costs, many turn to third-party testing such as the RSMeans estimating handbook and online tools —especially as they relate to installation time savings and validating manufacturers’ claims. The group studied LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding installation specifically, and we sat down with them to ask how RSMeans data works and what takes place behind the scenes of their time-labor studies.