Board and Batten Siding

Board and Batten Siding


Board and Batten Siding

What is board and batten siding? This was originally just a simple way to apply lumber to houses and barns. The boards were typically 8″x12″ wide and were nailed vertically side-by-side and slightly spaced apart. The slightly more narrow boards were called a batten which was nailed down over the gaps to prevent leakage from the rain.

Board and Batten Siding

Board and Batten Siding

This style nowadays is considered a more rustic and traditional home siding option and is especially appropriate for Craftsman style houses. The individual boards are now replaced by plywood an are vertically nailed in intervals to replicate the old-fashioned and original look.

There are other styles of overlapping and interlocking horizontal siding options that are better at sealing out the severe weather but come at a higher cost, Board and Batten are ideal for temperate climates. This style of siding is applied over solid sheathing or fastened to horizontal nailers or blocking because it runs vertically.

Though a variety of woods are used, because of its natural resistance to decay cedar is a popular option for this type of home siding. All solid-wood sidings require treatment with water repellent, stain, or paint, and this finish must be regularly maintained.

Beckworth LLC will install or replace any of the sidings on your new or existing home. New home siding can instantly improve curb appeal and property value and also help you save a bundle in heating and cooling expenses if you install energy efficient siding. Our expert siding contractors would be happy to help you plan your next replacement siding projects by planning the design and materials with you and answering any questions you may have

Board and Batten Siding

If you are considering board and batten siding for your home then contact us for a free quote. You can call us (703) 570-6777contact us here or send us a message on Facebook.

 

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