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.
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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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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.

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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.

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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.

Choosing a Color Scheme For Your Home Exterior

If you have decided to tackle a re-side project, you will be faced with the choice of your home's exterior color. While durability, workability and efficiency are all critical benefits to you as a homeowner, the most outward facing choice you will make during your building project is the color. Choosing the right color for your home can seem like a big task and with color decisions to make beyond siding, like trim and other exterior accessories, it can be difficult to determine what you want. We've compiled a list of siding color ideas to help you find the color scheme that's right for you.