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9 Exterior Home Design Ideas

Creating curb appeal for your home offers an exciting opportunity to bring your personal style to life. Beyond choosing a great engineered wood lap siding like LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, there are many accessories and products that can help you add flair to your home’s exterior. We asked Erik Perkins of the Perkins Builder Brothers for his insights and ideas for making your home’s exterior stand out.
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Persistent rain is certainly frustrating on a jobsite, as excessive moisture causes delays and increases costs. Add heat and excessive humi…

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LP® SmartSide® vertical siding provides a durable, versatile option for builders interested in providing thei…

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When to Use Legacy® Premium Sub-Flooring According to the Pros

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How to Prepare for a Re-Side with LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding

If you haven’t gone through it before, the siding installation process can be full of unknowns. From weighing the types of siding and costs…

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Population growth in many U.S. cities is fueling the rise of a different building design within its urban and suburban areas. This demand f…

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Does a Radiant Barrier Really Work?

Homebuyers have shifted toward energy-efficient new homes in recent years with energy efficiency among one of the most sought-after traits …

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Proven Productivity: Primed LP® SmartSide® Trim & Lap Siding Installs 30% Faster Than Fiber Cement

As a builder, it can be difficult to trust product claims without proof. With LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, w…

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How to Create a Welcoming Exterior

When the weather gets warm, spending time outside is a high priority on everyone’s list. But often the outdoor areas of our homes need a li…

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Building for Indoor Air Quality

The issue of indoor air quality and overall building health is becoming more prevalent than ever. With building standards such as LEED bein…

7 Exterior Door Trim Ideas for Home Upgrades

The front door of a home is typically where a homeowner’s style shines. Whether it’s through a unique door color or decorations that welcom…

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Finding the proper code-compliant fire-rated wall assembly for wood frame construction is a challenge. That challenge grows even more compl…

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Structural Solutions for Fire-Resistant Building

For most builders and architects across the country, incorporating resiliency for their homeowners means selecting building materials that …