LP and Environmental Responsibility

Sustainable Sources of Wood Fiber

Choosing to build with LP® SmartSide® products is a great way to conserve natural resources by making responsible use of available wood. Our products begin with wood, a renewable natural resource. All of the forests directly managed by LP in North America are certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Standard. Sustainable forests are utilized in a way that maintains wildlife habitat and water quality, and conserves the soil. We encourage the same practices for forests where we source wood but don’t own or manage the land.

Trees for the Future

LP invests in reforestation and helps landowners to oversee the operations of thousands of acres of forests that produce our wood supply. On lands we manage, we reforest within two years of final harvest or within five years when using planned natural regeneration. By practicing sustainable forestry, we can meet current demands for wood products without compromising the future of our forests.

Efficient Manufacturing

You can’t produce a product of any kind without energy.  LP’s manufacturing facilities all use comprehensive environmental management systems to minimize waste as well as promote air and water quality when producing engineered wood siding and trim products.  In addition, we use virtually every bit of our wood, even burning the bark to power the plant.

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Engineered wood products from LP are one innovation that can help to preserve and sustain the resources we have now for future generations. Learn more about LP SmartSide Trim and Siding at or at a retailer or dealer near you.

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Business Solutions

5 min

What's the Value of a Warranty?

Warranties are everywhere, from small consumer products to commercial machinery and everything in between. Sometimes it feels like you need a law degree to understand the terms of a warranty.

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Business Solutions

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Q&A: How Home Orientation Impacts Continuous Insulation

There’s a lot to consider when it comes to building an energy-efficient home for your clients and the many nuances that change with each build—including its orientation to the sun.

Resiliency Solutions

5 min

There are several insulation methods based on attic design, but ducts placed over the bottom of truss chords and buried under insulation in a vented attic is a popular builder option.

Maintenance7 min
What Should Homeowners Prioritize in a Build?

Whether it's a new phone, clothes, or a family car, today we're often resigned to the fact that the new things we own won't last forever. However, there is one thing that we still expect to endure for the long haul, and that's our homes.