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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.
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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Start Planning Now for Your Dream Exterior Remodel

If you’re considering an exterior home remodel this spring or summer, now is the perfect time to start planning. Whether you want to take on a simple exterior remodel or totally change the exterior of your house, being prepared and building a detailed home project plan can help reduce your stress and help keep you on budget.

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Your Biggest Exterior Design Trend Questions for 2020, Answered

It’s hard to imagine we’re living in the year 2020. While we’re not surrounded by robotic butlers and flying cars, home design trends in 2020 will feel revolutionary in style, texture and color. Whether you’re looking at new home building trends for 2020 or want to update your current home’s exterior design, we’re tackling your biggest design questions and providing ideas for inspiration.

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2020 Color Predictions to Guide Your Home’s Paint Color Selection

It’s that exciting time of the year when paint industry pros unveil their new paint colors. 2020 is already a landmark event, marking the start of a brand-new decade. Will it be known by bold, upbeat shades or demure neutrals?

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Design Focus: Dutch Colonials

If you live in the Northeast, your home is likely to represent or be surrounded by great examples of Dutch Colonial architecture. While the traditional Colonial home is a quintessential American design, the Dutch Colonial style is different, and made popular by Dutch Colonists who settled in the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut areas in the mid-1600s.