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.

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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Trends5 min

Why More Homeowners Are Choosing Prefinished Siding…And You Should Too

As time fades, so do exterior remodeling trends. One trend we aren’t seeing losing its appeal anytime soon, however, is prefinished siding. If you’re a homeowner considering a residing project, prefinished siding materials are certainly worth exploring. The pros that come with using prefinished siding range from project efficiency advantages like time/labor savings and a cleaner jobsite to aesthetic benefits like color consistency and durability.

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Renovation5 min
A Homeowner’s Perspective: How to Navigate the Renovation Planning Process

When considering an exterior remodel, homeowners can often be intimidated by the layers of planning and countless decisions to be made…from choosing the right remodeler to selecting lasting materials to picking out a paint color. With a large investment, it’s vital for homeowners to put in the time to ensure they are making the right choices throughout the planning process to achieve their desired result.

Curb Appeal5 min
Using the Right Siding for a Craftsman Home

Today’s craftsman-style homes are variations of the ones first built in America in the late 1890s in a revolt against the overly ornate Victorian style of the day. The name was coined by the founder of Craftsman magazine, which was devoted to ensuring “serious architecture” was accessible for working-class families.

Renovation7 min
5 Tips for Getting an Accurate Siding Estimate

You’ve noticed your home’s siding could use a face lift. Maybe your siding is cracked, has damaging build-up or perhaps the passage of time has taken a toll on its appearance. With the primary purpose of exterior siding being to add a protective layer to your home, you’ve decided it’s time for a siding repair or replacement. Now what?