The answer to that question, is that it depends. The reason it depends is because we offer more available choices for siding than most other shed builders. Below is a list of the different types of siding that we offer and the advantages of each.
LP SmartSide Panel is used as our standard siding and accounts for the majority of the buildings that we construct each year. It is 3/8” thick and comes pre-primed with vertical grooves every 8”. This is an engineered wood siding that uses LP Building Products’ “SmartGuard” Process to provide protection against fungal decay and also termite damage. This means that it uses Aspen Wood chips treated with Zinc Borate and pressed together into 4’ wide panels similar to OSB sheathing. This is basically high quality, treated OSB with an exterior wood grain appearance. It has a 5/50yr Manufacturer’s Warranty. We like it at The Shed Depot of NC because it doesn’t expand and contract with exposure to water and climate changes. This means that the extensive caulking we apply to our sheds doesn’t crack due to shrinking and swelling of the siding. This keeps our sheds looking better longer. The biggest benefit to the customer is value. It is a reasonably priced, attractive siding that is specifically designed to protect against the elements in shed applications and is backed with great warranties.