Historically, shiplap panels were usually pine or cedar, and clad the exteriors of sheds, barns and other rustic buildings. It was popular exterior siding choice because of its strong seal when lapped, which would keep water out.
As an exterior siding choice, it’s trending on more modern abodes because of its clean, reveal lines. Thin, thick, horizontal, vertical, in combination with other siding styles or concrete—the range of exterior shiplap options run the gamut. And on more historic homes, a more traditional shiplap style adds authenticity with airspace and shadows between boards.
For a modern, fiber cement option, check out the Aspyre® Collection, which has Artisan® Shiplap Siding that delivers the rustic look of shiplap, with deep shadows and clean lines. The tongue-and-groove installation method ensures that the siding locks in for a perfect fit. It’s an ideal way to mimic the authentic wood shiplap look, while tacking on high-performance benefits.