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Feb 18, 2021

LP Releases New Building Products Promising Faster Installation

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Building products manufacturer LP Building Solutions released one exterior and one flooring product that the company says can save builders time and money.

New releases include LP’s Legacy Premium Sub-Floor Adhesive and SmartSide Smooth Panel. The company also recently expanded its SmartSide ExpertFinish Trim and Siding line.

LP Building Solutions found that residential professionals are looking for more durable products that help save time. The same can be said for homeowners, who want durable and long-lasting products that limit the need for maintenance and extra time, according to the American Institute of Architects Home Design Trends Survey.


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To meet this demand, LP created its SmartSide Smooth Panel. The company says the pre-primed boards withstand extreme weather conditions, such as moisture, hail, freeze/thaw, and 200-mile-per-hour winds. It’s created from an engineered wood strand and treated with LP’s SmartGuard process, which features wax, resin-saturated overlay, advanced binders, and zinc borate treatments.

The water-resistant wax coats each fiber of the board while zinc borate resists damage from termites and fungal decay. Binders add more strength to the panels and makes it resistant to damage from outdoor activities, such as golf balls, baseballs, and sticks. The resin-saturated overlay adds the final layer of protection and resists moisture intrusion, along with providing a durable base. Panels measure 96 inches long and 47.81 inches wide with a 0.354 thickness. It joins LP’s Smooth Finish vertical siding and trim options.

LP announced the debut of a Legacy Premium Sub-Floor Adhesive, a gun-applied, fast-curing PU collapsible foam adhesive, which can pair with the company’s popular Legacy Premium Sub-Flooring, 


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Promising to save time and money, the adhesive works on OSB, treated lumber, masonry, decking, concrete, metals, and more. The adhesive also can be used on wet, dry, or even frozen lumber, says LP. The adhesive provides a tight seal between the subfloor panels and expands once applied, allowing it to get into small crannies, protecting the flooring against any squeaks.

LP claims its adhesive will provide homeowners with a lifetime of squeak-free floors when used with the company’s full Legacy line. Curing time takes four hours—though lower temperatures and humidity can affect this. The adhesive can survive extreme temperatures for up to one hour, and full strength can be expected after 24 hours.

For its SmartSide ExpertFinish Trim and Siding offerings, LP announced the line’s color expansion. Residential pros can now choose from 11 new prefinished color options, bringing the line to 16 colors total. Just like the SmartSide Smooth Panel offering, the trim and siding line features an engineered wood strang technology, which provides the products with high durability and strong resistance to moisture and insects, the brand claims.

Caroline Broderick

Caroline Broderick is the associate editor of PRODUCTS.

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