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With the economic outlook rosy and on the heels of record-breaking natural disasters that have prompted increased demand in cities such as Houston, it’s an understatement to say that the U.S. construction industry is swamped with work. Total U.S. construction starts are forecasted to hit $765 billion in 2018, up another three percent year-over-year. Yet it’s hard for contractors to enjoy the boom when they are constantly faced with worries about staffing.
5 Ways to Make Your Home Exterior Welcoming in Winter

The dreary days of winter can really put a damper on the exterior appeal of a home. Many homeowners rely on a lush lawn and brightly colore…

The Value of Siding Longevity

Siding doesn’t last forever, but some products last longer and wear better than others. If your home’s siding is becoming worn and starting…

Shed Builder Spotlight: Stoltzfus Structures

When you’re looking for quality outdoor buildings, you don’t have to look any further than Stoltzfus Structures. Based in the heart of Amis…

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Inspiration7 min
Siding Benefits for Builders to Look For

What are the key benefits that both the contractor and the homeowner should be aware of when choosing a siding product? Here are some tips …

Maintenance7 min
Tips on Winterizing Your Garden for the Big Chill

Getting your garden ready for winter is mostly a matter of cleaning out and covering up. In addition to winterizing your home, the followin…

Making the Case for OSB Sub-Flooring

Believe it or not, plywood first hit the U.S. market when Abraham Lincoln was president – and it hasn’t evolved much since those days. Howe…

From Shed to Showstopper: Accents for Your Outdoor Shed

Our blog often features ideas to improve storage and make the most of the space inside a shed. However, the exterior appearance of your she…

Easy-to-Use Resources to Simplify Construction Management

In recent years, construction software and other resources have transitioned from helpful to essential as technology has changed the way co…

Builders Choose LP® FlameBlock® Sheathing as Townhome Construction Booms

Whether you call them “townhomes” or “townhouses”, single-family attached housing is having a great year. NAHB’s Eye on Housing blog report…

Industry Trends12 min
Today's Smaller, Tighter Lot Size Focuses More Attention on Fire Separation Distance

It’s no secret that many developers, architects, and home and multifamily builders are reducing lot size as one way hold down housing costs…

Shed Builder Spotlight: Sheds Unlimited

Chris Stoltzfus got his start in the shed business early. Sheds Unlimited was established by his father in 1988 as a way to keep Chris and …

As Termites Spread Into Northern States, Termite-Resistant Products Become Crucial

Termites are migrating farther north. Researchers at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have predicted that the United St…