The ongoing labor shortage means building industry professionals must choose the materials they install wisely. High-performance materials help contractors stretch their manpower by saving time, labor and money. An excellent example of a high-performing material is LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, an innovative siding product that’s strong and lighter weight for less breakage and frustration on the job site than fiber cement siding.
LP SmartSide siding is complemented by LP® SmartSide® Trim & Fascia products. These come in different lengths, widths, profiles, textures and substrates. In addition to providing a premium appearance that enhances the curb appeal of any home, LP SmartSide trim and fascia is available in 16-foot lengths for fewer seams than most house trim. Here’s more about how builders and siding contractors can benefit from using longer-length trim products.
For more information about the benefits of LP SmartSide products, visit LPCorp.com. To learn more about how LP can help your business succeed, call our Customer Care Center at (888) 820-0325 to schedule a product knowledge meeting with an LP representative.
The supply of modestly priced starter homes continues to drop nationwide. A recent report by Realtor.com found that the number of homes priced above $750,000 grew 11 percent last year, while the number of starter homes priced under $200,000 fell by 8 percent.Continue Reading
Any building professional will tell you that the quality of a building material is only as good as its warranty. This is why LP Building Solutions created an industry-leading limited warranty for our line of LP® SmartSide® siding products. One that aims to ensure peace-of-mind for builders and homeowners.
While it’s perfectly alright for a jazz musician to improvise, that approach doesn’t always work as well in homebuilding. Architects, specifiers, engineers and product reps spend many hours collaboratively choosing the right materials for each job – and an abrupt substitution to save a few dollars can ironically be very costly in terms of callbacks, design underperformance and even code violations. “Ideally, all parties involved – the architect, builder and developer – have reviewed the spec before it’s final and have agreed on all the products being used,” says Karen Alves, LP Brand Marketing Associate. “That’s because finding an ‘equivalent’ for siding or fire-rated sheathing involves not just the substrate but the codes that the product meets as well.”