When it comes to choosing siding for your shed, there’s a lot to keep in mind. You want to make sure to strike a balance between your preferred style, the price, material quality, and amount of maintenance required. There is no one-size-fits-all best siding that is far and away better than all other options; the best siding is the one that fits your needs and budget. Each material has its benefits.
It’s especially important to be aware of your shed siding options so that you can feel like you’ve made an informed decision when it comes time to buy.
The natural beauty of wood is hard to ignore, and difficult for even the best alternatives to replicate. Wood siding is a timeless look that gives your shed that rustic, log cabin feel.
If you are going for the log cabin feel, half log siding will achieve that beautifully. Shed Solutions’ half log siding is made to resist fading over time, and holds up against the elements while retaining its original color.
Vinyl is a durable material that’s easy to install and maintain, meaning that it will look great a long time after its initial installation.
Dutchlap is a very popular wood-alternative siding style. It aims to capture the feel of the classic overlapping wood-style while using a durable alternative. In the event that you would need to repair your vinyl shed siding, it can be costly depending on the severity of the damage.
Another thing to keep in mind is that vinyl is not your best option if you plan to install free-floating shelves on your shed’s interior. If that’s something that you aren’t concerned about, vinyl is an excellent choice.
Engineered Wood Siding
If you are looking for an alternative to wood that will provide you with many years of durability while giving you the beautiful and rustic look of natural wood, engineered wood is right for you.
Shed Solutions has a few engineered wood options that will meet your needs. LP is one of the leaders in engineered wood products and Shed Solutions offers their Barn Siding that not only looks great, but can stand the test of time and is resistant to fungi and termite damage. With engineered wood, you can have peace of mind knowing that you have a high quality and attractive product.
While it’s not the most glamorous of siding styles, metal is long-lasting, strong, and easy to maintain. If you enjoy the industrial look, metal is certainly the best option.
The only thing you’ll be worrying about is the potential for rust over time, but as long as your shed is properly ventilated, that won’t be a problem.
Although it is not the most popular siding material, it is one the cheapest sidings available for sheds. Consisting of either plywood or oriented strand board, T1-11 offers shed-owners with a blank slate for painting and staining so you can really customize your shed. However, it is not the safest option if you are looking for a resilient material. It is both flammable and susceptible to moisture damage.
If your vision for your shed is unique, they have a tool that lets you design your own shed. Whether you are still uncertain or have your heart set on the material that is right for you, check out Shed Solutions to see what they have to offer!