Outdoor Living3 min

Shed Builder Spotlight: Lapp Structures

For Mike Lapp, president of Lapp Structures in Lancaster County, Pa., the shed industry has always been in his blood. Established by his father in 1987, he started at the family business from the bottom and worked his way to the top—from cleaning the shop to building the sheds to finally managing the company as president. A business built on the values of family, country and hard work, Lapp Structures’ motto (coined by his father) has remained constant: “Make a good product and treat people right.”

DreamSpaces for Dream Places

Over the years, Lapp Structures transitioned from a standard shed company to making aspirational shed builds a staple of its business. From she sheds, man caves, pool houses, showcase rooms for antique cars and more, Lapp Structures was finding customers increasingly wanted to carve out a place for “me” time and make their outdoor structures so much more than a shed.

With this, Lapp Structures introduced the name DreamSpaces in 2012 to reflect its dedication to helping customers achieve their outdoor space goals. DreamSpaces has since become a major element of its business, helping customers create a place to explore their hobbies without sacrificing the comfort and convenience of home.

The LP Consistency Factor

For Lapp Structures, LP® Outdoor Building Solutions® is a key component to its success. In Lapp’s eyes, the top advantage of using LP products is consistency. “The consistency of LP products is unmatched. For us, that makes quality control a non-issue. That level of product consistency is imperative for our business’ success and relationship with customers.”

Specifically, Lapp values how LP’s products are treated with its proprietary SmartGuard® technology, an advanced process that incorporates water-resistant waxes and zinc borate to protect against termite damage, moisture intrusion and fungal decay. Additionally, Lapp notes LP ProStruct® Roof Sheathing with SilverTech® keeps sheds cooler in the summertime in comparison to other products.

Standing the Test of Time

When Lapp talks about LP to customers, one of his favorite things to share is the testimony of his father, which helps him tell a story around why the longevity of shed materials matters. “In 2005, my father ordered a shed made of LP products and placed it in a location that would make it truly weather the elements to test its durability. Fast forward almost 15 years later, and the shed is still in great shape. It’s almost a maintenance-free wood product, which is unheard of.”

Where to Buy

Lapp Structures services largely the Northeast region, but creates custom shed kits available for shipping to anywhere in the contiguous United States. To connect with Lapp Structures, call 717-354-7433, email lappsales@lappstructures.com or submit an online request.

Click here to visit LP’s Shed Happenings page to see more content like this.

Continue Reading
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.

Continue Reading
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.