Trends7 min

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.
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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Trends5 min

Using the Right Siding for a Modern Farmhouse

In recent years, designers have offered new visions of this classic style and have dubbed it the “modern farmhouse.” Chip and Joanna Gaines from the home improvement show Fixer Upper were relentless promoters of the modern farmhouse aesthetic, which helped make it chic and add “shiplap” to more people’s vocabulary. Last year, Builder magazine named the modern farmhouse one of the top 5 trends in floor plans. While craftsman homes still account for about 25 percent of all house plans, the modern farmhouse is rapidly gaining ground and now has about 15 percent market share.

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How to Keep Your Shed Cooler in Summer

In many parts of the U.S., a shed can get unbearably hot in the summer unless you take steps to ventilate it and prevent the sun’s radiant energy from penetrating. Too much heat in a shed is a bad thing, as it can damage liquids like paint or chemicals, sensitive equipment and items affected by humidity.

Outdoor Living6 min
6 Ways to Turn Your Backyard into a Summertime Oasis

Who says you need to travel to get away? Look no further than your own backyard to offer a setting worthy of your staycation this summer. If your backyard could use some sprucing up before then, follow these six steps to make it worthy of all your free time this summer.

Maintenance5 min
Straight from the Pros: Exterior Home Improvement Projects for a Better Investment

Your home’s exterior serves as an important first impression and may make or break your property’s value. So, sometimes it is what’s on the outside that matters most. With summer in full swing, it’s time to take on those much-needed outdoor projects that were neglected during the winter months. You may have several home improvement projects you want to tackle, so how do you know which will provide the best value?