It’s a silly name, but a “butt joint” is an application technique where two pieces of material are “butted” up against each other. It is the simplest joint to make, and a butt joint can be either end to end or end to face.
Depending on the width of the wall, butt joints will occur where two pieces of lap siding come together, creating a vertical seam. LP® SmartSide® lap siding products are available in 16’ lengths, and can help reduce the amount of seams where a butt joint would normally occur when using shorter pieces.
Installing Butt Joints Using LP SmartSide Lap Siding
Whether you are installing your siding over code-approved nailable sheathing or directly to the studs, you will want to make sure you correctly space your butt joints. Properly spaced butt joints will allow for the siding to expand without putting pressure on the adjacent piece of siding.
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions for creating butt joints in new installation when using LP SmartSide siding. For full installation guidelines, visit LPCorp.com.
Repairing Butt Joints Using LP SmartSide Lap Siding
In the event of buckling due to improper installation, repair to the butt joints may be needed.
The remedy process is as follows. You can also view the process in this video.
If you have questions about installation or corrections to improperly installed LP SmartSide products, please contact LP by email or phone (1-888-820-0325) for more information and support.
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.”