Rustic Chic Board-and-Batten Siding
Board-and-batten siding is trending, and for good reason. It marries the vintage board-and-batten look with modern chic, and gives homeowners the opportunity to bring a creative flair to their home exterior’s look and express their unique personal style. As one of the fastest growing choices for home siding, this distinct look brings a stylish, rustic chic contemporary elegance to your home exterior.
Board-and-Batten Siding Defined
Historically used on barns and other rustic structures dating as far back as 200 years ago, board-and-batten siding begins with vertical siding boards. Next, narrow strips of siding (battens) are placed over the seams of the vertical siding, creating a layered effect on your home. Farmers used board-and-batten siding on their barns for practical reasons—to seal them well.
How to Best Achieve the Board-and-Batten Look
The trendy board-and-batten look is best achieved with James Hardie fiber cement siding. Board-and-batten is also called vertical siding (and trim). It’s a popular and versatile siding style in Kansas, particularly on contemporary and modern homes.
Benefits of Board-and-Batten Siding
Increase your home’s overall value
Attract buyers to your home when it’s time to sell by upgrading your home’s aesthetics with popular board-and-batten siding.
Boost curb appeal
Your home’s curb appeal will soar when you have up-to-the-minute board-and-batten siding installed. You’re going to love coming home again!
Express your style
Architects and homeowners alike enjoy the extreme versatility of board-and-batten siding. It can be used on all of your home, part of your home, vertically, and even horizontally. So go ahead and get creative on where to use it on your home exterior and what to pair it with to give full expression to your personal style preferences and bring out the best in your home exterior.
While the board-and-batten look can be used as the main focus of your home, it can also be used for gable detail. An appealing design can be accomplished when board-and-batten vertical siding is used in conjunction with HardiePlank horizontal lap siding for a modern, appealing look. It can be paired with brick and stone exteriors to add curb appeal.
When board-and-batten style siding is achieved with James Hardie fiber cement siding, your maintenance responsibilities are slim to none. If a siding board ever needs to be repaired or replaced, it’s easy to access with board-and-batten siding on your home exterior.
James Hardie fiber cement siding simply needs to be washed twice a year with a garden hose and a medium bristle nylon brush. Caulking should be checked periodically to ensure it is in good shape, and re-caulked as needed. If you choose ColorPlus technology, your siding will only need to be painted every 15 years. The warranty covers its fade resistant, UV resistant color for the full 15 years. If you choose pre-primed James Hardie fiber cement siding, it will need to be repainted more frequently.
Materials Board-and-Batten Siding Can Be Achieved With
Although wood siding gives your home a genuine look, it comes with a heap of maintenance and repair needs. It can be susceptible to wood rot, decay, termite damage, and even woodpecker damage. It needs serious upkeep, and will take a good bit of time to keep in optimal shape. If wood siding fails due to moisture damage, it can wreak havoc on your home, and require extensive repairs.
Cost-effective vinyl doesn’t have a long lifespan like other siding materials. It’s perfect for rental properties, and some first-time homebuyers enjoy its affordability, but it will need to be replaced long before other siding materials. It’s not fire or heat resistant, and it can be dented easily by unsuspecting rocks launched from a lawn mower. It’s much thinner than fiber cement siding.
This durable, versatile, long-lasting product is the ideal material choice for the board-and-batten siding look. It can mimic the look of wood but save you the hassles of the maintenance and repair needs wood comes with. Fiber cement is fire resistant, pest resistant, and stands up to the weather with ease. James Hardie is the preferred brand of fiber cement, and this outstanding siding material can last up to 50 years. It’s the best material to use for the board-and-batten look.
How to Achieve the Board-and-Batten Look with James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding
Modern building products, like James Hardie fiber cement siding, give homeowners the opportunity to achieve the rustic chic board-and-batten look with a durable, low-maintenance siding product. James Hardie siding is so thick, it can mimic the look of wood. You can literally enjoy the genuine look of wood without the high maintenance.
The board-and-batten siding look is attained by using HardiePanel® vertical siding and HardieTrim® batten strips, which are decorative ¾-inch thick strips. Choose from a host of colors and textures to get the optimal look for your home exterior.
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Contact us today for a free estimate, and you’ll be well on your way to loving your home’s look again.