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Five Best Practices to Build Your Business

Whether you’re starting a new homebuilding or remodeling business or if you just want to build on an existing, successful company, growing …

Increase Business with the LP® BuildSmart Preferred Contractor Program

With new projects typically leveling off near the holidays, December and January are ideal months for spending time improving the financial…

Creating Distinction and Variety in Tract Housing

Some new-build communities have limited exterior design options, making entire neighborhoods look the same, with little variety in appearan…

A Homeowner’s Guide to Siding Terminology

Working with contractors can be a bit nerve-wracking, especially when you’re not familiar with their technical lingo. Like many professions…

What to Do When You Uncover Asbestos

Most re-siding projects are on older homes, so it’s a good bet you’ve seen your share of asbestos siding if you operate in the business of …

Paint Color Combinations to Enhance Your Home’s Exterior

When it comes to a remodeling project, one of the first concerns homeowners have is paint color. With a plethora of color options and everc…

Choosing Durable Building Materials for Distinct Coastal Design

As an architect, putting your stamp of approval on building materials that stand the test of time is one of your top priorities. Multifamil…

How to Sell Value in Construction

On custom homes, builders and developers sometimes avoid value-added building materials for a variety of reasons. They might veto those pro…

Top 4 Outdoor Holiday Decorating Ideas & Tips

Once the autumn leaves have fallen and the nights begin to grow longer, it’s the annual signal that it’s time to start decorating for the h…

Not All Siding Is Created Equal

If you are in the process of selecting the right siding type for your project, it is important to know the differences between the substrat…

Best Siding Choices For Bungalows

When it comes to a remodeling project, one of the first concerns homeowners have is paint color. With the plethora of color options and eve…

A Renovator’s Perspective: Why LP® SmartSide® Siding Products are Faster to Install

As a busy remodeler, it’s one thing to use LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding products because they are durable, lo…

Best Siding Choices For Victorian Homes

When people picture a Victorian house, they often imagine a brightly colored doll house, with fanciful and embellished architectural detail…

What’s the Difference Between Composite vs. Engineered Wood Siding?

When deciding to re-side your home, it can be difficult to get a handle on all the terms. It’s exciting once you start researching siding o…

The What’s & Why’s of the LP® SmartSide® 5/50 Limited Warranty

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 So…

Home Improvement Show Proves Your Siding Project Can Be A Smooth Journey

The popular Lifetime Channel remodeling show Designing Spaces likes to document the home improvement journey to show that it can indeed be …

How to Prevent Lap Siding from Buckling by Using a Butt Joint

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 th…

Outdoor Spring Cleaning Checklist: The Complete Homeowner’s Guide

Move aside, Old Man Winter—it’s officially springtime. Could your home’s exterior use some sprucing up before you’re officially ready to so…

New LP® SmartSide® Smooth Trim & Siding Combines Advanced Durability, Long-Lasting Beauty & Smooth Finish

Manufactured with engineered wood strand technology, LP® SmartSide® Smooth Trim & Siding provides the advance…

4 Do’s and Don’ts of Curb Appeal

First impressions are everything, and a home is no exception. More than 65% of buyers cite curb appeal as the most important aspect of a ho…

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