Similar to Tongue and Groove cladding, Shiplap cladding should be the preferred style for people who want an easier build and are maybe not as experienced using cladding. Shiplap provides a professional look and feel with less technical skill and experience required.
The great thing about shiplap is that the boards slot right on top of each other, so it is pretty quick and easy to install. This makes it the perfect type of cladding for those who want a quick yet sustainable option for their cladding.
Shiplap cladding is characterized by panels that have a rabbet on either end. This rabbet means that when the panels are stacked on top of one another, they overlap slightly. This slight overlap is a great feature as it creates a tighter seal. This creates cladding that is more protected against the elements as well as being more structurally secure.
The overlap will reduce the impact of rain and snow getting into the wood.