When building a DIY shed, or ordering a custom built storage shed, you want to know it will last!  Shed siding is one of the most important choices you can make that will determine the longevity of your structure!  NC is has a mild winter but plenty of hot and humid weather the rest of the year! You may find yourself asking, what is the best shed siding for a DIY shed or a turnkey shed built in North Carolina? At Sheds By Design, we have found LP SmartSide siding and trim to be one of the best options for sheds built in NC!  Here are 7 reasons why we love to use LP SmartSide siding on our sheds and you will too!


1. Its Tested To The Extreme!

LP Smartside Siding and trim have stood up to some of the toughest conditions of Nature! Tested in Hilo, Hawaii with a harsh jungle environment. High humidity and 170 inches of rainfall annually – the ideal conditions for fungal decay. Even after many years of exposure, LP SmartSide products remain structurally sound. 


2. Its Termite & Rot Resistant!   

These little boogers have caused damage to sheds all across NC! If you want to termite proof your shed you will want to use pressure treated floor joists, and choose a termite resistant shed siding! Termite damage is a top reason for costly structural damage in NC! Thankfully, Termites are repelled from LP Smartside Siding!! Why? The answer is Zinc Borate. Engineered wood products treated with zinc borate have been proven to effectively resist damage from termites and fungal decay for decades. Non toxic and safe for children and pets, this naturally derived additive provides long-lasting performance that preserves the beauty of LP SmartSide Trim and Siding.




3. It Resists Cracking Due To Temperature Change

Unlike cheaper T-111 shed siding that is prone to crack and delaminate with hot cold cycles, LP SmartSide Siding product is treated to the core with an advanced formula of binderswaxes and zinc borate before being bonded with a water-resistant, and resin-saturated overlay. This process helps to keep out moisture for long-term durability and maintains strength in throughout freeze thaw cycles.



4. It’s Warrantied against 1.75″ Hail!

LP warranties LP SmartSide products against hail damage when properly installed and maintained. LP SmartSide products guaranties its siding will resist damage from hail, up to 1.75 inches in diameter, when properly installed and maintained according to the LP application instructions. NC experiences many severe thunderstorm with hail, so a hail warranty on your shed siding helps give you confidence in your locally built sheds in NC!


5. Its Pre-Primed Making Painting A Breeze! 

Priming and THEN painting is a ton of work! We love how LP SmartSide panels for sheds are pre-primed with a Valspar paint. This means you just apply the final application! Apply a quality Sherwin Williams or other good brand of paint, and your done!  The siding panels have a nice cedar grain primed substrate that can be brushed, rolled or sprayed! Painted sheds look great in any backyard!



6. Its Relatively Affordable! 

Per square ft cost for Vinyl, Fiber Cement, Treated T-111, and LP Smartside Siding all vary. For people looking for affordable sheds and shed siding, LP Smartside is a very practical choice. Inexpensive siding for sheds means several things. The install time is quick, the retail price is affordable and the 4×8 siding panels cover walls quickly. On top of that the warranty is one of the best! If your looking for a great product with a great price point, aesthetic appeal and solid warranty than engineered LP Smartside with Smartguard could be one of the best options! Engineered Wooden Storage Sheds look great and last long!


7. Its Made From Renewable Aspen Trees! 

LP SmartSide is made from Aspen logs that are harvested to make the wood chips that get processed into LP Smartside siding panels! Aspen trees grow in groves, when a tree is cut down, the grove called a “clone” regenerates another tree from the root system!! How cool is it knowing your shed was built in part from trees that regrow from the roots!


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