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Using APA Structural I Rated Sheathing: Building With LP Structural Solutions for Added Strength

When the build requires greater strength, look for an OSB roof and wall sheathing that is APA Structural I Rated Sheathing—also known as Struc I—for increased structural reliability. What is APA rated sheathing? This valuable designation is a “stamp of approval” that verifies the panels have passed APA’s manufacturing and performance standards.
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Resilient Rebuilding: How to Rebuild After a Natural Disaster

If the need for rebuilding and repairing property damage arises, designing structures that can withstand future weather events is crucial. …

Business Advice4 min
Seasoned Pro Answers 4 Common Questions With LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding Tips

Let’s catch up with Tim Uhler, who leads the popular Instagram channel Awesome Framers and carpentry at Pioneer Builders, to address a few …

Inspiration4 min
Oregon Music Garage, Part 2: Stumpenhorst Finishes Exterior With LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding for a Sleek, Bold Look

With a few other LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding projects under his belt, contractor Kyle Stumpenhorst knew this…

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A Deep Dive into the LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding Limited Warranty

Let’s break down the limited warranty for LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding so you can be one step closer to choos…

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LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding: Part of a WUI-Compliant Solution

Many might assume engineered wood products wouldn’t be a good choice for wildfire-prone regions, but they can be part of a WUI-compliant so…

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Structural Solutions for Roofs in Wet Climates

Because moisture concerns are common across the United States, water-resistive roof underlayment is critical for any build. To help combat …

Trends6 min
The Most Durable Siding Options for Tiny Homes

Just like typical homes, tiny homes require protection from the elements. A durable exterior that lasts is essential, and that’s where tiny…

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Building a Better World: Letting Purpose Drive Our Business

Our purpose, Building a Better World, had guided us in the years prior to 2020, but it was uniquely tested with this year…

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Structural Solutions for Fire-Resistant Roof Sheathing

In fire-prone geographies, such as wildland-urban interface (WUI) areas, fire protection for roofs may be a critical part of a comprehensiv…

Curb Appeal4 min
Exterior Updates to Consider for the New Year

New year, new you—new look for your home? With the comforts of home now more relevant than ever, it’s the perfect time to start thinking ab…

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Bugs vs. Siding: How to Spot and Prevent Damage

Bugs in wood siding, whether behind engineered wood siding or in traditional wood products, aren’t just troublesome for homeowners—building…

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Looking Back on 2020 With LP Building Solutions

2020 was—in a word—unpredictable. In many ways the COVID-19 pandemic defined the year within the building industry, but LP Building Solutio…