Months after its rebranding, LP Structural Solutions has added a new rainscreen to its resiliency portfolio.
Part of the LP Structural Solutions portfolio of framing and sheathing products, the WeatherLogic Water Screen is a synthetic polymer-based screen that can be used with OSB and a WRB house wrap or in conjunction with an integrated panel, such as the company’s WeatherLogic Air & Water Barrier, to maximize the moisture protection of a home and potentially extend the life of the exterior surfaces by adding increased ventilation and drainage.
“As an industry we know that moisture management is a challenge, and we will continue to engineer technological solutions to help address it,” says Casey Smyth, LP marketing product manager. “LP WeatherLogic Water Screen is an example of how we are looking at resiliency challenges through an integrated suite of offerings that work holistically through our LP Structural Solutions portfolio of engineered products designed to meet specific, regionally based resiliency needs.”
The product is a lightweight, easy-to-install and mold-resistive screen that works well with all other LP structural products.
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Earlier this year, LP Building Products announced its new name--LP Building Solutions--a strategic decision that reflects company’s goal to be the industry’s leading building solutions company, it says.
“This change represents LP’s continued evolution as a company,” Brad Southern, CEO of LP Building Solutions, said in February. “With over 45 years of industry experience, we believe this change demonstrates our continued drive to align with our customers. We began as a forestry products company, but evolved to a building products company as we quickly realized our customers were looking for products to help them build better. To continue to lead the industry, today we are taking the next step as we reposition our company, our brand and what we bring to market to reflect a broader approach in developing solutions for our customers.”
Then in early December 2019, the launched LP Structural Solutions, “a branded portfolio of framing and sheathing products that are designed to combat the resiliency demands of different geographical markets.
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“The LP Structural Solutions portfolio is charting a new path for how we focus, how we innovate and how we go to market, which allows for speed of innovation,” says Craig Miles, LP business marketing manager for OSB/EWP. “Within the LP Structural Solutions portfolio, we are designing new products and positioning existing products with a singular goal in mind: Help the industry work toward better, more resilient homes to help stand up to whatever nature can throw at it. One example is moisture, which is a challenge both on the jobsite and ongoing post-completion.”
LP WeatherLogic Water Screen will be available to order in January 2020.
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