LP Building Solutions
LP Building Solutions is an industry leader in engineered wood products. LP works to develop building products that are durable, dependable, and that fit the changing needs of the building industry by innovating new, sustainable products and solutions. Zeeland Lumber & Supply is a proud supplier of LP’s revolutionary, easily-installed engineered wood products, as well as their signature SmartSide line of siding and trim.
Benefits of LP’s Engineered Wood Products
LP is one of the world’s premier manufacturers of engineered wood, but you might be wondering what the benefits of their engineered wood products are over traditional lumber. Here are just of the few reasons Zeeland Lumber & Supply recommends LP engineered wood building materials over traditional lumber:
Because engineered wood products are manufactured in a closely controlled factory setting, they’re much more reliable than standard wood products. Engineered wood boards and OSB are made up of wood particles that are bonded together, usually using extreme heat and pressure. This means that by the time the product is finished, there’s little moisture left, ensuring high strength and low shrinkage. This manufacturing process makes engineered wood extremely reliable in a number of conditions.
LP is dedicated to managing the environmental footprint of all of their operations. They take great care to sustainably source the materials for their engineered wood products by sourcing wood fibers from within a 50-100 mile radius of mill locations. Best of all, LP is committed to meet the strictest standards in natural resource management and conservation, so you can rest easy knowing that when you purchase LP products, you’re investing in a product that’s developed with the environment in mind.
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Engineered wood products are easily manufactured to suit a variety of conditions and building situations. From roof, floor and wall sheathing that features exceptional strength, optional fire protection, and moisture resistance, engineered wood products have a variety of applications, making the building process just a little easier for contractors.
Engineered wood features all of the durability benefits of real wood, with the additional bonus of manufactured, waterproof adhesives. This adds an extra layer of durability, decreasing the risk of cracking, bending, warping, etc. And since engineered wood is manufactured in a factory with high test requirements, there’s very little potential for the material flaws that occur naturally in traditional lumber.
Engineered wood is exceptionally efficient to install. In the case of LP’s engineer wood products, each product is precision-cut to match each of the depths of their other products, which lessens the work you need to do in the field, and makes for flat surfaces that are easily installed perfectly. And considering engineered wood products are remarkably lighter than traditional lumber, installation requires just a few less hands, too.
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Why Choose LP Building Solutions?
Build Smarter, Faster, and More Efficiently.
LP Building Solutions are innovatively designed to withstand even the most rugged conditions. From rain and snow to extreme heat, LP’s engineered wood is manufactured to meet the needs of builders everywhere. The engineered wood products that LP develops have combined strength, technology, and durability to become some of the most advanced building materials on the market. The LP name is one you can always trust for superior quality, no matter your project.
LP Building Solutions Offered by Zeeland Lumber & Supply
As one of the industry’s finest manufacturers of engineered wood, Zeeland Lumber & Supply is proud to stand by their company and offer an extensive range of LP engineered wood products, from sheathing and siding to subflooring, I-Joists, LSL, and LVL. Here is a range of the LP Building Solutions we offer:
LP SmartSide Trim & Siding
LP’s SmartSide line of trim & siding offers some of the most versatile, easy-to-install siding and trim products on the market. Manufactured using LP’s proprietary SmartGuard process, SmartSide products are exceptionally durable, resisting moisture and extreme weather conditions. Available in a wide variety of colors, styles, and textures, SmartSide products are architecturally versatile, and well known for their simple installation. Since SmartSide products are lighter weight, and come in lengths up to 16 feet, there’s less work for you, which translates into less waste and a quicker installation time.
LP SolidStart I-Joists
More versatile than open web floor trusses, LP’s SolidStart I-Joists provide a uniform, dimensionally stable alternative to lumber. As engineered wood, they’re much lighter than traditional lumber, but provide exceptional strength and durability. Uniform in strength, stiffness, and size, LP’s I-Joists offer increased stability and a larger nailing area. SolidStart I-Joists are available in longer lengths, which means you can design and build with fewer pieces.
LP SolidStart LSL
Another lightweight, reliable alternative to traditional lumber, LP’s SolidStart LSL offers all of the same installation benefits of lumber, with additional strength and consistency in shape, size, and material. LP’s SolidStart LSL does not feature naturally occurring defects like knots, and will not twist, warp, or shrink like traditional lumber. It’s easily used in a wide range of building applications, from floor beams to door and window headers and roof and wall framing. LP also manufactures a treated LSL option to resist termite damage and fungal decay.
LP SolidStart LVL
For all of your framing needs, choose LP’s SolidStart LVL. A consistently straight, strong framing product, LVL suprasses traditional lumber for load-carrying capacity. It’s easily used in place of traditional lumber for greater dimensional consistency. LP’s LVL products feature a water-resistant coating, and are ideal for high-load applications. LVL engineered wood products will not warp, twist, shrink, or expand due to their unique manufacturing process.
LP Legacy Sub-Flooring
Sub-flooring is an essential component of any building project. LP’s Legacy sub-flooring makes use of Gorilla Glue Technology for one of the strongest, stiffest sub-floors on the market. Ideal for hardwood floors, tile applications, and large homes that could be exposed to the elements during construction, LP’s Legacy sub-flooring is manufactured by coating wood fibers with exclusive Gorilla Glue waterproof resistant adhesive to give maximum moisture resistance and durability.