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Why the Longevity of Shed Materials Matters When You're Selling Sheds

Purchasing an outdoor storage shed can be an easy way to add much-needed storage space - and chances are that once a shed owner has that extra space, they won't want to give it up. This means that the materials a shed is constructed from should be carefully considered before a buyer makes a purchase decision. Durable, high-quality building materials manufactured by LP can last for decades longer and give a shed owner far better performance.

Why? Because all LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding products manufactured by LP utilize the SmartGuard® process, a proprietary process that creates an advanced wood material that is impact-resistant, and resists fungal decay and termites – even in rainy, humid environments.

Nathan Ragan, sales advisor for LP shed dealer Woodtex, appreciates the longevity of sheds with LP SmartSide siding. "With LP sheds, it feels great to be confident they are made with the best materials available and will limit time spent on future maintenance. I've used other products and have repaired other sheds made with inferior products time and time again."

Better Materials for a Better Shed

Here are just a few LP® Outdoor Building Solutions® products that contribute to the longevity and overall value of a backyard shed.

  • LP® ProStruct® Roof Sheathing with SilverTech®. With its highly reflective surface, this unique product reduces the sun’s radiant heat from emitting into the shed and enhances lighting inside the shed.
  • LP® ProStruct® Flooring with SmartFinish®. ProStruct flooring is free of knots, patches and face voids, and resists splitting and cracking. It features a tough overlay that creates a uniform, attractive appearance for your shed floor.
  • LP® SmartSide® Panels with SilverTech®. These siding panels are manufactured with a label-free, finish-grade radiant barrier surface, so the shed interior is brighter. For the exterior of the shed, LP SmartSide Trim & Siding offer a rich cedar grain texture that has all the warmth and beauty of traditional wood – without the high maintenance.

“Once you dissect an elite, quality-crafted premier shed, you realize it’s not always apples to apples,” explains Ragan. “Things like the water resistance in the flooring, the quality engineered wood texture in the siding, and the durability and strength of the roofing are what give superior products added long-term value.”

Generous Warranties to Seal the Deal

All LP Outdoor Buildings Solutions products are backed by generous limited warranty coverage that Ragan notes is a very attractive selling point for shed buyers. "This is when our customers truly start to correlate and put everything together, and start noticing the difference in competitors," he says.

Shed Dealers, Go With the Best

If you are a shed dealer, learn more about the outstanding durability and reputation of LP Outdoor Solutions that can set your structures apart. Call us at (844) 557-7433.

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