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Industry Trends5 min
Materials like plywood and gypsum haven’t changed much in decades, but engineered wood is continuously evolving. While LP is more easily able to connect with university students studying design, finding tomorrow’s innovators can be challenging because there’s a limited number of college graduates with experience in wood-based composite research.
Renovation5 min
26 Hail Damage Doesn’t Have To Result In Re-Siding

Not long ago, we used the term “Hail Zone” to describe those unfortunate places in mid-America that frequently experience devastating hail …

Renovation4 min
27 7 Places to Splurge or Save During Your Home Renovation

When it comes to home renovation projects, your budget can quickly go from manageable to astronomical. But how do you know where you should…

Business Advice4 min
28 Using the Jobsite to Brand Your Company

One of the best ways to market your construction company is to use signage on or near the jobsite. It’s possible that more people will see …

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Business Advice4 min
30 Meeting Timelines When You’re Short-Staffed

For builders with a limited staff, it’s difficult to meet all the timelines and expectations unless every team member does an outstanding j…

Renovation4 min
29 Remodeling Spending: A Waste Or Worth It?

If you are considering a home renovation but weighing the cost versus the long-term gains, you are not alone. Some candidates for home remo…

Maintenance5 min
Turn Your Tax Refund Into Lasting Home Improvement

GoBankRates.com estimates that the average tax refund this year will total about $3,000. In a survey conducted by that organization, 10 per…

Industry Trends5 min
Helping Small Builders Compete Against the Giants

Big builder market share has doubled in the last 25 years and now represents about 50 percent of housing starts nationwide – and even 75 pe…

Leading the Way in Supply Chain Innovation

To better serve its customers in areas of order accuracy and delivery predictability, LP has set some of the industry’s most aspirational s…

Maintenance4 min
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…

Industry Trends5 min
How “Attainable” Are New Homes?

When people talk about home “affordability” it boils down to one number: the asking price. But home “attainability” is a more complex equat…

Renovation7 min
Remodeling 101: A Complete Guide to Renovation Planning

Most home renovation shows you see on TV depict more of an expectation versus the reality. They show remodeling projects as no-hassle, fun-…

Business Advice5 min
The Importance Of Vapor Permeability In Building Envelopes

For weather-resistant barriers (WRBs), ASTM has developed rigorous tests for water resistance and water penetration, plus an air barrier as…