Essential Information About Board & Batten Siding
There are several styles of siding, including some vertical ones. One style of vertical siding is Board & Batten style siding. This siding style has been around for around 200 years. It was inspired by buildings in northern Europe and offered an alternative that was more efficient than log cabins.
It has been relatively popular since the middle of the 19th century and has recently seen an increase in popularity. This lasting and renewed popularity is very attractive to homeowners. One can assume that this popularity will persist and that the siding will not go out of style anytime soon. This makes this siding style a good investment for the present and the future.
In this style, boards are installed vertically and then narrow boards, or battens, are installed on top of them, over the seams. This can create both a more traditional or a clean, modern look, depending on the width of the boards, both of which are aesthetically very appealing.
The Board & Batten siding style has traditionally been associated with farmhouses. It was a way for farmers to make the buildings more airtight by installing additional boards over the seams. It made barns and farmhouses warmer and less drafty.
However, this style is very versatile and lends itself well to a large variety of house types and architecture. Today, contractors can create very modern looks by varying the width of the boards and combining this style with other siding styles, such as lap siding.
The batten strips are now usually purely decorative and function as design elements. The Board & Batten style can be installed on the entire home or just to highlight certain features, like gables or other details on the house. This versatility adds to the popularity of this siding style.
Beautiful Siding That Will Last
Traditionally, Board & Batten style siding was made out of wood. However, with developments in siding technology, it can be made out other materials as well, such as fiber cement or vinyl. Both have the advantage that they require almost no maintenance and are cheaper than wood.
Vinyl is not nearly as durable as fiber cement. That is why we always recommend James Hardie fiber cement siding. They offer a wide variety of textures and styles, including Board & Batten style siding. The products are very durable and look beautiful for a long time.
There are several product lines specifically for the different siding styles. For Board & Batten style siding James Hardie has HardiePanel® boards that are installed vertically and used as a base material. Then HardieTrim® batten strips are installed on top of the boards to create this decorative siding style.
James Hardie has two large color collections with over 700 colors to choose from. That way you can be sure to find a color that you will love. The siding comes with a 30-year product and 15-year finish warranty so that you can rest assured in its longevity.
Fiber cement siding is very resistant to the elements of nature. It stands up very well to impact damage, such as hail, and does not attract pests. It is also resistant to moisture damage, rot, and mold. Another important property of fiber cement is that it will not burn.
James Hardie fiber cement siding has a great ROI and will increase the curb appeal of your home. This siding looks beautiful and will make your home stand out. Best of all, it will remain beautiful for many years without needing much maintenance.
When you decide to have James Hardie fiber cement siding installed, you make a lasting investment. The design options are sheer limitless and you can achieve virtually any look you can imagine. You are sure to love your new James Hardie siding, whether it is Board & Batten or any other style of siding.
Find the Right Siding for You
Colorado Siding Repair is your trusted siding guide. We can help you pick the siding that is right for you, your home, and your budget. We are here for you every step of the way from selecting the siding, helping you to finance it, and installing it.
We are proud to be a James Hardie Elite Preferred contractor. This distinction means that our team members are factory trained and know all best practices and specifications for these premium products. The Colorado Siding Repair team will install this siding right and make sure it will look great on your home.
No matter is you choose the Board & Batten style siding or any other style, we are here for you. In addition to siding, we also install windows and insulation. Furthermore, we are one of the few siding contractors in the area that paint the exterior of your home.
Whenever possible, we offer partial siding replacements too. Sometimes the siding is damaged and only parts need to be replaced. We are one of the few siding contractors who offer this service. It could save you large amounts of money to only have parts of your siding replaced.
With Colorado Siding Repair, you can have all of your exterior home needs taken care of by one trusted contractor. We are here to answer all of your exterior home remodel questions and guide you along the way. Call Colorado Siding Repair today to have your questions answered and get a hassle-free quote to get started on your next project!