Sheds are a practical backyard storage solution that can double as a studio or office space. Building a custom shed allows you to choose everything from size and materials to the number of windows that let in fresh air and light. The siding you choose can help protect your shed from weather and assist with structural integrity. Consider these four siding options for your garden shed:
1. Vinyl Siding
Vinyl siding is a durable cladding material that is easy to maintain and requires minimal upkeep. Add a unique touch to your shed with various vinyl siding styles and colours. Match the siding style to your home, or add aesthetic interest with vertical board and batten or vinyl cedar shake. Vinyl siding will provide a weather- and insect-resistant barrier for your shed with lasting colour.
2. Steel Siding
Shield your shed with steel siding. Steel is one of the most robust materials available, providing protection from harsh Canadian weather. Steel siding is weather-, insect- and fire-resistant and available in various styles and colours that can mimic wood. Look for steel siding with a PVDF finish for long-lasting protection and colour performance. Steel siding is also low maintenance and can be cleaned quickly with the garden hose stored in your shed.
3. Aluminum Siding
Aluminum siding is another durable and low-maintenance option. Use classic horizontal clapboard or modernize your shed with Gentek Longboard Premium Siding in a realistic woodgrain or smooth appearance. Aluminum siding can also easily handle Canada’s challenging weather and protect your stored items.
4. Fiber Cement Siding
Fiber cement siding combines sand, cement and cellulose fibres to provide homeowners with a solid and non-combustible siding option. Gentek carries the full line of James Hardie Fiber Cement profiles that are attractive, durable and highly weather-resistant. Choose from various textures and profiles, and add the finishing touch to your shed with James Hardie crown moulding.