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4 Popular LP Siding Profiles for Custom Sheds & Barns

American homeowners expect their homes to be durable, but they are not willing to sacrifice looks for performance. The same goes for their sheds and barns! Shed buyers want a structure that is not simply functional and long-lasting. They want a building that also complements their home’s architecture, bringing a sense of harmony to the property. Fortunately, LP understands that homeowners and builders want plenty of design options to customize the exterior of homes and storage buildings. It’s why we have developed a wide variety of siding profiles, ensuring there is an LP® SmartSide® product for any residential construction or shed project.

A Siding Profile for Every Shed

LP’s engineered structural panels are designed for optimal performance and stability. While you’ve heard a lot about our panel siding on this blog, LP has much more to offer! We feature several siding profiles to supplement our traditional shed product line. Create your own unique exterior design using one or more of the following LP profiles.
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Photo credits: Arian Riehl

Cedar Lap. Beautiful LP cedar lap is available in smooth and textured finishes, and comes in multiple widths like traditional wood siding. It is manufactured free of knots and other common defects, resulting in less waste and culling. The shed pictured here features LP cedar lap siding and was constructed by Liberty Storage Solutions of SC, LLC, in Due West, SC.

Cedar Shakes. Get the rustic look of real cedar with our cedar textured shakes that can be used as a decorative accent or over the entire shed. The cedar shake siding profile is an eye-catching alternative to the uniformity of conventional siding, featuring staggered or straight edge options in one versatile piece.

Reverse Board & Batten. A rustic and cross-sawn texture gives this vertical panel the weathered grain appearance of cedar. Shiplap edges make it easier to level and apply.

No-Groove Strand Panel with Batten Strips. This is a popular rustic look often used for horse barns and other agricultural structures. This panel is so strong it’s rated for structural use by the Engineered Wood Association. It looks fantastic when finished with Haley Paint urethane!

Tough Beauty at Your Fingertips

All LP siding profiles are made with the proprietary SmartGuard® manufacturing process to protect against fungal decay and termites, making them a smart alternative to natural wood and fiber cement siding. They are backed by a 5/50-Year Limited Warranty and come pre-primed for exceptional paint adhesion. For more information about LP SmartSide Trim and Siding products, along with many other innovative products designed specifically for sheds, find a shed dealer near you.

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Everything You Need to Know About Board & Batten Siding

Board and batten style siding is enjoying a resurgence as a way to create visual interest in an otherwise blank wall. So, what is “board and batten?” It’s a type of siding where thin strips of wood molding—or “battens”—are placed over the seams of panel boards. The result is an aesthetic that is both rustic and chic, with the strong vertical lines providing shadows and textures to the home exterior.

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Renovation5 min
Homeowner’s Guide to Remodeling a Historic Home

The story behind your home offers a fascinating glimpse into the people who lived in it as well as how your home fits into the larger story of your city. If you want to remodel your historic home’s exterior, experts advise visiting your local historic preservation commission. If your home lies within the historic overlay district, these commissions often have authority to set rules not only on the visual aesthetic, but the materials as well.

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Mixing Siding with Different Exterior Textures

Mixing different types of siding can give your home individuality and visual appeal, but it can also be difficult to execute correctly without guidance. While some homeowners mix materials to create a contemporary look, others already have a mixed materials home exterior that needs an update. We’re breaking down practical tips to pair exterior materials for a beautiful home.

Maintenance3 min
When to Replace Old, Decaying Siding

Fungal decaying siding can cause a multitude of problems such as improperly heating and cooling your home and even compromising its structure. Many times, fungal decay is hidden and homeowners may not know how to spot the warning signs. And if they do, it can be difficult to gauge whether it’s time for a siding replacement or repair. But have no fear. We’re offering an in-depth guide on the signs to spot fungal decay and, more importantly, what to do next.