Shed Siding Types: Which one is right for you?

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At Pine Creek Structures, we offer a variety of siding types for your new storage shed or garage. Each siding option comes in a variety of color options. Let’s break down the pros, cons, and options for each of our siding types: Vinyl, LP Smart Side, LP Shiplap, LP Board ‘N’ Batten, Traditional Board ‘N’ Batten, Cedar, and Log.

 

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl Siding

 

About: Vinyl siding is the popular choice for customers who want a building to match their home. It is virtually maintenance-free. Unlike other different styles, you will never have to repaint this product. Depending on your environment, you may wish to pressure wash the siding every few years to remove dirt and other build up.

Color Options: Vinyl siding has 8 standard color choices. 12 optional color choices are also available for an small added fee. Custom colors are also available for an added fee (and may also require extra production time).

Manufacturer Warranty: Vinyl siding comes with a limited, lifetime warranty from the siding manufacturer.

Cost Comparison: Typically, vinyl siding is one of the most inexpensive choices (with LP Smart side being just slightly less expensive). It is the same price as LP Board ‘N’ Batten siding. All other sidings are more expensive.

 

 

LP Smart Side Siding

LP Smart Side Siding

 

About: LP Smart Side looks like a T1-11 siding you may know, but is engineered for strength and longevity. It’s SmartGuard process treats each wood strand throughout the panels with an advanced formula of binders, waxes, and zinc borate to resist splitting, cracking, fungal decay, and termites. It also includes Smart Finish to give your shed interior a clean look.

Color Options: LP Smart Side siding has 19 paint and 4 polyurethane color choices. Custom paint colors are also available for an added fee.

Manufacturer Warranty: LP Smart Side siding comes with a 5/50-year limited warranty from the siding manufacturer.

Cost Comparison: Typically, LP Smart Side siding is the most inexpensive choice (with vinyl being just slightly more). All other sidings are more expensive.

 

 

LP Shiplap Siding

LP Shiplap Siding

 

About: LP Shiplap siding looks like natural wood, but is engineered for strength and longevity. It’s SmartGuard process treats each wood strand throughout the panels with an advanced formula of binders, waxes, and zinc borate to resist splitting, cracking, fungal decay, and termites.

Color Options: LP Shiplap siding has 19 paint and 4 polyurethane color choices. Custom paint colors are also available for an added fee.

Manufacturer Warranty: LP Shiplap siding comes with a 5/50-year limited warranty from the siding manufacturer.

Cost Comparison: Typically, LP Shiplap siding is more expensive than Vinyl, LP Smart Side, and LP Board ‘N’ Batten. It is the same price as Traditional Board ‘N’ Batten siding. Cedar and Log sidings are more expensive.

 

 

LP Board ‘N’ Batten Siding

LP Board ‘N’ Batten Siding

 

About: LP Board ‘N’ Batten siding has the look of traditional wood board ‘n’ batten siding, with the engineered strength of LP products. It’s SmartGuard process treats each wood strand throughout the panels with an advanced formula of binders, waxes, and zinc borate to resist splitting, cracking, fungal decay, and termites.

Color Options: LP Board ‘N’ Batten siding has 19 paint and 4 polyurethane color choices. Custom paint colors are also available for an added fee.

Manufacturer Warranty: LP Board ‘N’ Batten siding comes with a 5/50-year limited warranty from the siding manufacturer.

Cost Comparison: Typically, LP Board ‘N’ Batten siding is slightly more expensive than LP Smart side. It is the same price as vinyl siding. All other sidings are more expensive.

 

 

Traditional Board ‘N’ Batten Siding

Traditional Board ‘N’ Batten Siding

 

About: Traditional Board ‘N’ Batten siding is a natural wood product that gives buildings a rustic feel. To maintain it’s beautiful stained look, it will require staining every few years.

Color Options: Traditional Board ‘N’ Batten siding has 5 stain color choices. Custom stain colors are also available for an added fee.

Manufacturer Warranty: Traditional Board ‘N’ Batten siding does not include a manufacturer warranty.

Cost Comparison: Typically, traditional Board ‘N’ Batten siding is more expensive than Vinyl, LP Smart Side, and LP Board ‘N’ Batten. It is the same price as LP Shiplap siding. Cedar and Log sidings are more expensive.

 

 

Cedar Siding

Cedar Siding

 

About: Cedar siding is a natural wood product that gives a building a rustic feel. To maintain it’s beautiful stained look, it will require staining every few years.

Color Options: Cedar siding has 5 stain color choices. Custom stain colors are also available for an added fee.

Manufacturer Warranty: Cedar siding does not include a manufacturer warranty.

Cost Comparison: Typically, cedar siding is the same price as log siding. It is more expensive than all siding other options.

 

 

Log Siding

Log Siding

 

About: Log siding is a natural wood product that gives a building a rustic feel. To maintain it’s beautiful stained look, it will require staining every few years.

Color Options: Log siding has 5 stain color choices. Custom stain colors are also available for an added fee.

Manufacturer Warranty: Log siding does not include a manufacturer warranty.

Cost Comparison: Typically, log siding is the same price as log siding. It is more expensive than all siding other options.

 

 

These are the standard siding options for most storage sheds and garages at Pine Creek Structures. If you do not see the siding option you are looking for, just ask! We build the sheds we sell, so we specialize in customizations. Visit our store locator to find a store near you. Your local store manager can give you a quote on the building you are looking for, with the siding type you desire.

 

 

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