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What is Board and Batten Siding?

Are you looking for a siding option that adds texture, a touch of rustic charm and timeless elegance to your home? Board and batten siding has been used for centuries and is experiencing a renaissance thanks to its sturdy, versatile and unique qualities. But what exactly is board and batten siding, and is it suitable for your home? Read on to find out!

What is Board and Batten?

Board and batten is a stylish vertical siding and paneling technique that creates a geometric, layered look using narrow strips of wood over wide board panels. You might imagine board and batten on a charming cottage or farmhouse nestled in a wooded area with a gabled roof, dormer windows, and a wrap-around porch.

Hundreds of years ago, farmers used board and batten for outbuildings such as barns and sheds. The covered seams created a protective barrier against the elements. It was so effective in keeping the farm animals warm during winter that some regions still refer to it as barn siding.

Benefits of Vinyl Board and Batten

Board and batten siding costs can vary depending on home size, design complexity, material, and upkeep. Due to its durability and lightweight design, vinyl board and batten can help homeowners save on installation and maintenance costs. Vinyl can beautifully simulate the look of traditional board and batten without needing painting or caulking. Replacing siding with vinyl board and batten is a budget-friendly solution, recouping 94.7% of the cost.

What Color Should I Consider?

With any siding choice, color is the key to achieving a great finished look. Alside Vinyl Board and Batten features an expansive color palette with deep long-lasting hues such as Laguna Blue, Canyon Drift and Mountain Fern. Use the Alside Visualizer to compare design possibilities on your home exterior.

So what are you waiting for? Spruce up your home with charmingly detailed Alside Board and Batten Vertical Vinyl Siding! The historically-inspired design details are perfect for emphasizing your house design or adding a touch of elegance to key architectural features.