by Tim Steingraber

50 Years of Innovation

For 50 years, LP Building Solutions has been pioneering better building solutions that have radically shaped the building industry. Our high-performance products built to stand up to even the toughest conditions are just the beginning of the ways LP is Building a Better World™.

Take our original and best-selling oriented strand board (OSB). We’ve incorporated strand technology into many of our building solutions, including LP® TopNotch® Sub-Flooring series, LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated Sheathing, LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, LP Legacy® Premium Sub-Flooring, LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier and LP NovaCore Thermal Insulated Sheathing. On top of that, we’ve added technology to the products in our LP Structural Solutions® portfolio to help make certain products either more moisture resistant, flame spread and fire resistant, or resistant to heat transfer. Many LP products are also equipped with technology that aids in resistance to fungal decay and termite resistance to help ensure your home is protected.

A Leader in Jobsite Efficiency

At LP, we believe that building better is more than manufacturing innovative products, it’s improving the industry at large—and this includes creating a better jobsite experience for builders.

To test LP’s jobsite advantages we partnered with RSMeans, a trusted third-party construction data company with expertise in construction cost analysis, to design and implement a test to compare key installation metrics of LP SmartSide products to fiber cement siding products. In the study, LP SmartSide Trim & Siding was proven to improve efficiency on the jobsite, helping builders finish more jobs in less time.

When compared with fiber cement lap and trim, LP SmartSide lap installed 21% faster and LP SmartSide trim installed 47% faster—but what does that really mean for builders? LP SmartSide lap siding, which weighs 45% less than fiber cement lap siding and comes in up to 16-foot lengths, allows builders to get to the finish line faster. In fact, builders have been proven to finish four LP SmartSide Trim & Siding jobs in the time it takes to complete three fiber cement jobs.

Building With a Greener Future in Mind

Beyond proven productivity, structural durability and premium aesthetics, LP engineers products that provide a safe place for people to call home while ensuring sustainable business operations for our employees and the planet. Since 1972, LP has been Building a Better World by using 100% sustainably sourced wood fiber to manufacture our products, and this year LP SmartSide Trim & Siding was recognized as Green Builder Media’s Most Sustainable Siding Supplier in its 2022 Brand Index.

This top ranking follows our 2021 Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), which reported that LP SmartSide Trim & Siding stores more carbon than is released from the production and distribution of the product. This EPD, backed by third-party verified data, highlights the climate-friendly attributes of LP’s engineered wood siding and supports findings about the carbon-negative properties of wood products, which can help contribute to a climate solution going forward.

LP is continuously working toward the future of building. We’re creating stronger, longer lasting and more innovative products while focusing on protecting the environment. We are committed to developing products engineered to perform and built to stand the test of time. See more innovative solutions from LP here.

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