What is beautifully crafted, fuses a traditional look with modern appeal, and presents itself as textured and elegant? Board and batten siding, of course!
Board and batten siding is popping up everywhere as homeowners are dreaming of new exteriors, tired of materials like brick and stucco covering their homes. The board and batten siding style originated in the early American era with barns and outhouses that didn’t need to be elegant or impressive, but had to be durable and low-maintenance. It makes sense why it’s become such a popular trend for homeowners as their lifestyles are increasingly busy, and they don’t have time to fuss on home maintenance.
Board and batten siding is a paneling style that pairs vertical planks (the boards) with smaller strips (the batten), which cover the joints between each plank to prevent leaking. It offers a traditional look for your home exterior with its rough-sawn texture but elegant hues and distinct color options. Board and batten siding is durable and dent-resistant while presenting character, shadow lines throughout different times of the day, and an authentic-looking rustic or farmhouse home with vertical cladding.
4 Reasons Why You’ll Love It:
1. Simple Maintenance
Wood exteriors tend to rot and warp due to moisture, and stucco exteriors can chip and blister, especially if they have painted surfaces. Board and batten siding requires minimal upkeep with easy-care features such as no-paint touch-ups! All you need is a garden hose to wash away dirt and dust.
2. Easy to Color-Match
Board and batten siding presents opportunities for a personalized look because it can vary widely in color. Board and batten doesn’t need to be white, although it’s a classic and timeless design option. If you want to leave it white for a few years and change later on, you can with relative ease to suit changing trends in exterior paint colors.
3. It’s a Solid Investment
Board and batten siding is gaining popularity in exterior home design trends. Depending on the area you live in, it may already be trendy and spotted everywhere–and if it’s not yet, it will be soon. Homebuyers looking for curb appeal are attracted to board and batten siding due to its modern look and low-maintenance appeal.
4. It’s Versatile
Different features of board and batten siding can create different textured looks on your home exterior. For example, you can go with a board and batten siding with authentic features, proportioned 7″ profile with 5-1/2″ board and 1-1/2″ batten strip. You can also go with a light rough-sawn texture that features a low-gloss finish, giving your exterior a look of freshly painted wood. In addition, by adding dimensions to your board and batten, such as raised batten strips, it will further enhance the visual appeal of your exterior.
If you’re into the look of board and batten siding, now’s the time to try it! Upgrade the look of your home with a timeless exterior.