"With a 1.75E grade, LP SolidStart LSL has claimed the highest rating in the industry for an LSL product," said Melissa Warren, product manager for LP's Engineered Wood Product (EWP) business. "The strength of LP SolidStart LSL means that builders can use this one product throughout the home, including garage door headers and floor beams, to reduce build-up time as well as provide longer spans and greater design flexibility."
LP SolidStart LSL is a structural engineered wood product based on wood-strand technology. The manufacturing process includes a state-of-the-art steam injection press that cures adhesives for a stronger bond and straighter board with significantly less swelling. As a result, LP SolidStart LSL products are available in longer pieces than traditional lumber for faster installation and fewer callbacks. LP SolidStart LSL is backed by a lifetime, fully transferable limited warranty. For more information on LP SolidStart LSL, visit www.lpcorp.com/lsl
The LP SolidStart LSL manufacturing facility in Houlton, Maine, is designed for an annual production capacity of eight million cubic feet. It is LP’s first LSL manufacturing facility, and one of the few facilities producing LSL in North America.
LP’s environmentally efficient manufacturing process and the use of SFI-certified wood in LP SolidStart LSL give builders points toward certification with green building programs including NAHB Model Green Home Building Guidelines, Green Point Rated, Built Green Built Better and Earth Craft House.
LP, headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., is a premier supplier of building products, manufacturing innovative, high-quality commodity and specialty products to its retail, wholesale, home building and industrial customers. Visit LP's Web site at www.lpcorp.com
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