Outdoor Living5 min

How to Choose the Right Storage Shed Size

Buying a shed is an important decision that you probably don’t want to make twice! Once you’re ready to purchase a shed, there are several factors to consider – including size. When considering shed sizes, you need to be sure your shed is large enough to accommodate equipment and other items without taking up too much space in your yard. If you're trying to determine what size shed you need, read this helpful guide to learn about the most common sizes.

Think About How the Shed Will Be Used

Before you shop for sheds, consider how the shed will be utilized. Will its primary purpose be storage for lawn and garden equipment, or will you use the shed as a workshop, hobby room or something else? Most people underestimate how much space they need in their shed. Garden tools, mowers, work benches, power tools, shelving and toys all require space - plus room to move around.

"Don't skimp on space when choosing a shed," advises AJ Keating, Segment Marketing Associate for LP Building Solutions. "Make sure you have enough room for equipment that needs to be housed in your shed (also be sure to check that it will fit through the doors!). Take into account the space required to move about freely between the different components you'll house in your shed."

Use the size selector tool to help you estimate what shed size you should get based on how you want to use it and the items you plan to store. You will also want to determine if your neighborhood has covenants that limit the size of your shed.

The Most Common Shed Sizes

Sheds are available in a wide range of sizes, from small dog houses to two-story detached garages. The table below represents the most popular sizes that shed dealers sell. Keep in mind that shed builders are often happy to accommodate custom size requests that are not represented on this chart. Learn about some of the most common shed shapes.

*LP® ProStruct® Flooring with SmartFinish is not approved in a garage or boathouse application.

Buy a Quality Storage Shed

With products from LP, your shed will be constructed with durable and attractive materials designed for use in outdoor structures. Our panel, trim and flooring products feature innovations like the SmartGuard® process that can help your shed resist fungal decay and termites. Locate a shed dealer in your area that builds with LP products.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.