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5 Pro Advice on How to Manage the Short- and Long-Term Effects of COVID-19

In the last few months, the world has been completely upended by COVID-19. Construction and building material suppliers have been named “essential” businesses in many states, but the designation continues to evolve in both definition and implementation. The NAHB has an interactive map with statewide stay-at-home orders and construction exemptions to those orders, but contact your local HBA or regulatory offices for up-to-date or more detailed information. While uncertainties about the future of the building industry loom, there are a number of proactive measures you can take in the interim to help your business during this trying time.
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2 LP's COVID-19 Response

To Our Valued Customers, At LP, our first priority – now and always – is the safety and wellbeing of our employees, our customers, and t…

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4 Key Takeaways from NAHB IBS 2020

The NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) 2020 was a busy and exciting show for LP, including several product introductions, illustration…

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6 Introducing LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding

A leading manufacturer of engineered wood trim and siding products, LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding is known for…

Business Advice4 min
7 Top 5 Time Management Tips for Building Professionals

If you had one project that underperformed within the past few years, you’re not alone. KPMG’s 2016 Global Construction Survey found most p…

Business Advice4 min
8 Siding That’s a Cut Above

Siding installers use many different brands of circular saws, but their preferred saw may not be as important as the siding material they a…

Industry Trends7 min
9 A Commitment to Product Availability

It’s frustrating when factors outside of your control cause you delays or unexpected expenses during a project. Those factors could be weat…

Industry Trends7 min
10 Why You Should Rely On Data Rather Than Instinct

For many years, construction pros have relied on experience and gut instinct more than on data, but that’s rapidly changing. Many banks, in…

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11 Increasing Jobsite Efficiency with High-Performance Solutions

The three main buckets of costs to build a home: cost of land, cost of materials and cost of labor. Regarding labor costs to build a house,…

Industry Trends6 min
12 55+ Housing Is Booming Coast to Coast

The mood of builders in the 55+ single-family sector can be described in just two words: very optimistic. Earlier this year, the NAHB 55+ H…

Industry Trends4 min
13 A Mid-Year Look at 2019 Exterior Trends

While many building professionals actively seek out exterior trends at the start of the new year, it’s important to keep on top of trends a…

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14 r Building Smarter Starts With Smashing Silos

One of the most vexing problems in home construction is that productivity isn’t rising fast enough – even though there are fabulous product…