Outdoor Living6 min

5 Sheds Perfect for the Countryside

A countryside shed is the perfect finishing touch for a home in the countryside, and LP® Outdoor Building Solutions® products are the ideal materials to build them with. Phil Baker, owner of Countryside Barns in Eureka, Illinois, uses LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding to help achieve this distinctive look and style. “The trim and panel siding used on LP sheds have a very appealing, traditional woodgrain appearance, which lends well to the Countryside Barns style of sheds. We’ve received many comments from our customers expressing how much they like the aesthetics of our LP sheds,” says Baker.

Exceptional Shelter Against Mother Nature

The qualities of LP Outdoor Building Solutions products create outstanding durability for outdoor structures, whether used to construct a storage building or a shelter for animals. Exterior trim and siding are often subjected to extreme temperatures, moisture and insects. That’s why all LP products feature the exclusive SmartGuard® process, offering four components of protection against termites and fungal decay.

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Every LP SmartSide product is treated to the core with an advanced formula of binders, waxes and zinc borate, and then bonded with a water-resistant, resin-saturated overlay. “The LP SmartSide products hold up extremely well against moisture and decay, and is the best option for siding that is durable and has easy maintenance,” says Baker.

Consider LP Outdoor Building Solutions products for the following countryside structures:

  • Chicken coop
  • Greenhouse
  • Large doghouse
  • Cabin
  • Storage shed

“I am very confident in LP sheds as they are built to last and stand up against the elements,” Baker continues.

Get Countryside Style With LP Outdoor Building Solutions

Get the countryside style you’re looking for with LP SmartSide Panels, Trim and Lap Siding. Choose trim and lap siding in smooth finish or cedar texture trim to achieve just the look you want. For inspiration, visit the LP Outdoor Building Solutions shed visualizer. Find out where to buy sheds built with LP products at a dealer location near you.

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Outdoor Living4 min

How to Customize Your Shed's Exterior

Sheds and other outdoor building structures serve as practical ways to add storage or create additional living and working space. In recent years, sheds have become a trending focus for homeowners looking to maximize their space or level-up their exteriors. If you’re looking to purchase a shed and need some inspiration, LP® SmartSide® engineered wood siding styles can help you achieve a variety of goals for your outdoor structure. To spark some inspiration, we spoke with David Parraguirre, also known as The Mexican Carpenter, about his customized shed build.

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Trends4 min
New Year, New Siding: Choosing Siding That Lasts

It’s a new year—and perhaps also time for new siding! The start of a new year always brings resolutions and goals, and when it comes to your home it’s the perfect time for an exterior refresh. Whether your current exterior material is worn or you’re just looking to try new siding trends, updating your siding can transform your home with a longer-lasting, premium aesthetic.

Trends4 min
How to Hang Items on Siding

As seasons change, you may find yourself wanting to add seasonal decor to your house. When considering mounting decorations or more functional assets such as lights to your home’s exterior, you may be wondering how to hang items on siding. While LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding is engineered for longer-lasting durability, there are some key tips to keep in mind to protect your home’s exterior when hanging items on engineered wood siding.

Curb Appeal5 min
Outdoor Holiday Decorating Ideas for 2021

While many homeowners focus their attention on interior holiday decor, giving your home’s exterior a festive upgrade will ensure it’s a showstopper the moment friends and family pull into the driveaway. We talked with lifestyle blogger Liz Marie Galvan to get her top outdoor holiday decorating tips.