One of the more popular siding styles today is board and batten siding. It’s not a new style of siding but it’s newly popular. If you really want to change the look of your home’s exterior and need new siding, talk to your siding company about options for board and batten on all or part of your home.
The Evolution of Board and Batten Siding
Over 200 years ago this type of siding began in the Nordic regions of Europe. It’s a much easier (and even then many would agree, attractive) style of siding. It began as wide planks joined with thinner vertical strips used to hold up the wider planks. The wide planks are the boards and the thin strips are the batten. Today’s board and batten typically wide panels comprised of multiple board and batten areas.
Options for Your Home
One of the great things about board and batten siding is that it can be the primary, secondary or only style of siding on your home. If you’re going for a farmhouse look, you might want to choose this style exclusively. If you want to make one part of your home stand out, like a dormered area or second story, you can choose it as a secondary siding style. Some homeowners like the look so much they cover the majority of their home in board and batten and the dormers and other small spaces in traditional vertical siding.
Board and batten siding started out as a wood siding product so it’s natural to think that’s the best option, however, wood siding requires a great deal of maintenance and has other flaws. Some companies offer vinyl board and batten but it’s also not the best option because of warping that can happen to the larger panels in the hot Texas sun. We believe the best option for most homes is HardiePanel® vertical siding combined with HardieTrim® batten strips. With these two products you’ll be able to customize the look you want for your home. Plus, fiber cement siding is virtually impervious to pests, dent resistant and requires minimal maintenance.
If you’re looking at new siding for your home, call Affordable Replacement Windows. We can help you decide if board and batten siding is the right style for your home. Our estimates are always free so call or text (817) 264-6509 for your appointment today.