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Housing Industry Begins Post Winter Climb

According to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing industry


Top Ten Metros with Highest Owner-Occupied Housing Rates

The National Association of Home Builders’ American Community Survey (ACS) studies eight main housing statistics every year, including the share


APA Wood Explains Benefits of Energy Trusses in New Report

Energy codes for the building industry have evolved over the years, resulting in the demand for greater efficiency in homes.


Case Study: Executive Homes Finds Job Site Durability, Ease of Installation in LP SmartSide Siding

In the Indianapolis custom home market, quality is a key component to success. But Executive Homes sets itself apart by


Spending in the Construction Sector Holds Steady

Over the last few months, the building industry has faced setbacks, namely due to the intense winter weather that’s swept


Building Industry Professionals Expect Business to Grow in 2014

Houzz, the leading platform for remodeling and design, recently issued a survey to building industry professionals to gauge their expectations


New Home Sales Still Solid After Rough Winter

As the harsh winter weather carried into the early months of 2014, new home sales held steady compared to previous


Construction Sector Sees Second Highest Level of Open Jobs Since 2007

As the housing industry prepares for the first big push in the building season, the number of open, unfilled construction


Builder Confidence Levels Holding Steady

As the housing market continues to bounce back, builders’ confidence in the recovery remains steady, and has for the past


Homebuyers Want Aging-In-Place Design Features

Builder Online recently cited data from the U.S. Census Bureau that shows the number of Americans 65 and older is


New Home Sales Are Back Up After Weather Induced Slowdown

This winter’s harsh weather has made an impact on both the housing market and the U.S. economy as a whole,


LP SmartSide Trim & Siding Sponsors Home Designed For Women

Alabama builder Rachel Brown Homes recently constructed a home designed specifically with women in mind, using LP SmartSide products for


New Homes are Bigger Because Buyers Have More Income

The average size of new homes in this country has seen a steady increase since early 2013 according to a


A Place to Call Home

Last January, the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, Nev. played host to some of the industry’s largest names and


Intact Structural Frame

Noah Devorshak, head of national commercial sales at UFP ISF, LLC, the Universal Forest Products (UFP) affiliate that manufactures and


Industry Spotlight: Gilcrest/Jewett Lumber Company

Over the years, Gilcrest/Jewett has expanded its offerings beyond lumber and is now a source for a variety of home


Vintage Construction Remodels Village at Vanderbilt, Gains Look of Authentic Stucco at Lower Cost

Project Summary For more than 13 years, Vintage Construction has been providing Middle Tennessee homeowners and businesses with remodeling services


Raise the Roof: Infographic

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Building With Science

With codes continuing to trend toward tighter envelopes and homebuyers demanding greater efficiency, more and more builders are seeing the


Building with Science: Cover Art

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Exterior Appeal (and Evolution) of Residential Siding Options

Residential exterior siding can dramatically affect curb appeal. Finding a siding product that provides curb appeal, pleases the client and


Decompress on Energy Trusses

The evolution of energy codes over the past several years has resulted in an increased demand for insulation as a


2014 Housing Recovery Expected to Vary Across Markets

The national housing market continues to reach normal levels of activity and is expected to expand even more in 2014. However,


Historical Highs in the Remodeling Sector Holding Steady

The fourth quarter of 2013 was a good one for the remodeling market according to latest National Association of Home


Housing Industry to Play Key Role in 2014

The U.S. economy has kicked off 2014 on a high note according to a recent article from Bloomberg Personal Finance.


International Builders Show- 2014 Highlights

The 2014 International Builders Show (IBS) is right around the corner, folks. This year, IBS is co-locating with the Kitchen


National Housing Markets Are Seeing Continued Progress

The National Association of Home Builders recently released the January NAHB/First American Leading Markets Index, which showed 56 housing markets


Home Building Costs in 2013

The National Association of Home Builders recently released their latest construction cost survey with details on single-family home construction costs


Consumer Confidence Shows Gains in December

The National Association of Home Builders recently released data showing the December measures in consumer confidence were on the rise


Housing in 2013

Before you can look forward to the future, it’s important to first take a look back and assess the year


Case Study: Hearndon Construction Provides Curb Appeal at Affordable Price Point with LP SmartSide Trim & Siding

A single-family residential builder and developer located in Chesapeake, Va., Hearndon Construction has been in business since 1974, building over


Case Study: vanHoorebeke Timber Provides LP® SolidStart® I-Joist and LP® SolidStart® LSL for a Unique Wall Framing Solution

Most well-known for their use in flooring applications, I-joists are gaining traction in the EU as a viable member in


Home Building Hits the One Million Mark

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development recently released their November housing starts and permits


America’s Top Ten Most Recovered Housing Markets

As the housing market continues its recovery, the rate at which that recovery is reaching the local level varies geographically.


New Home Sales Are Up Post-Government Shutdown

Rising mortgage interest rates as well as uncertainty about the government led to a decrease in new home sales in


Trade Contractors Rejoining the Market Slowly

Over 1.5 million trade contractors left the housing market between 2006 and 2011 due to lack of work. Recent market


Energy-Efficient Housing Upgrades Can Increase Value For Homeowners

There are lots of ways homeowners can increase the resale value of their home. Often times, this includes improvements like


Builders Are Still Confident Despite Economic Setbacks

A spike in mortgage rates earlier this year and a partial government shutdown in October took its toll on the


LP University Helps Building Professionals Continue Their Education

For those in the building industry, continuing education is a must to stay relevant in the marketplace. As 2013 draws


Metrostudy Index Shows Strongest Remodeling Projection In Six Years

Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood company, recently released the results of their latest Residential Remodeling Index (RRI) and, not surprisingly, remodeling

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