Board and batten siding has long been a mainstay as an exterior design feature for home construction. It creates a three-dimensional effect and is a popular for rural homes, barns, and hay storage sheds.
What Is Board and Batten Siding?
This siding consists of thin siding strips called battens that alternate with wider and more traditional boards. The narrower battens extend past the wide boards to create a layered look. Due to their popularity for farmsteads, some people also refer to board and battens as barn siding. The end result is a rustic countryside look also popular in cottage-style structures.
Pros of Board and Batten Siding
As with other siding options, you have a plethora of choices, including vinyl and engineered wood. You may also opt for real wood, which extends your options to choices like fir, cedar, pine, and redwood.
Various design schemes are also at your disposal. For starters, homeowners can choose to install them either horizontally or vertically. While the typical design is to have the battens overlay the boards, you can elect for the reverse with the wider boards overlaying the battens. Manufacturers these days even produce individual boards and battens of various widths and surface textures.
Cons of Board and Batten Siding
We can’t think of any drawbacks to this siding option beyond the common problems with siding in general. If you choose real untreated wood, for example, then you’ll have to periodically seal and stain the surface to prevent rot. Of course, you can easily avoid this by choosing another material, such as vinyl or laminated wood.
We Install Board and Batten Siding
We believe this siding type pairs nicely with designer windows and can be part of a bigger home upgrade. See our gallery for other siding styles. Contact Exteriors Unlimited to transform your home with board and batten siding.
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