Siding replacement comes with great opportunity to add personal style to your home exterior, and Board and Batten siding style is in! This trendy style with wide vertical planks (boards) that are joined together by thin vertical strips (battens) to cover seams, creates a rustic chic aesthetic. This popular Farmhouse design, installed by Falcon Exteriors, can be used on a variety of different home styles, and bring an impressive modern flair to homes.
Where Board and Batten Style Siding Originated
Board and Batten siding was created hundreds of years ago for practical reasons: to seal a home or barn well from the elements. The saw mill gave homeowners the opportunity to cut boards in order to side their home or barn. But nailing these boards to a home exterior still left gaps where air or moisture could penetrate the home.
Battens were designed to cover exposed seams and seal the home or barn tightly, safeguarding it from the elements. This practical siding solution made structures as airtight as possible. It was relatively easy to assemble and created sought-after energy efficiency.
The Resurgence of Board and Batten Siding
The vintage Board and Batten siding style has made a comeback in popularity. Its multi-dimensional look gives today’s homes visual interest. While replacing your current siding with Board and Batten siding style gives your home exceptional looks, if installed with James Hardie fiber cement siding material, your home also gains the multiple benefits of Hardie siding.
How James Hardie Board and Batten Style Siding Gives You Lasting Results
Board and Batten style siding was originally made out of wood hundreds of years ago. It was a practical way of sealing homes well to protect them from the elements. Today’s Hardie Board and Batten siding is made from fiber cement, giving you durable, weather resistant results that look gorgeous for years to come. Here are some benefits to using James Hardie siding to create the Board and Batten look:
- Hardie siding is built to last—Durable James Hardie siding lasts up to 50 years when installed properly by professionals and maintained properly by homeowners.
- Hardie Board color doesn’t fade—James Hardie ColorPlus® technology gives you factory baked-on color with UV resistance and fade resistance you can rely on.
- James Hardie siding stands up to harsh weather—The James Hardie company created the HardieZone® System after studying the long-term impact of weather on siding. Now you can literally purchase siding that was made to endure the specific weather in your region of the country.
James Hardie Siding Styles
James Hardie offers a wide variety of siding styles to choose from: HardiePlank lap siding, HardieShingle siding, HardiePanel vertical siding, the Aspyre Collection, HardieTrim, HardieSoffit panels, and the ever popular Board and Batten look.
The rustic chic Board and Batten look is achieved by using HardiePanel® vertical siding as a base material, and using HardieTrim® as decorative ¾-inch thick batten strips.
Benefits of James Hardie Board and Batten Style
1. Boost your home’s resale value
The trendy looks of James Hardie Board and Batten siding gives your home an edge over others when it comes time for resale. Your home will attract buyers with this Farmhouse design so popular throughout America.
2. Enjoy easy access if repairs are needed
One of the great things about this siding style is the easy access to individual siding boards throughout your home exterior. When your siding needs repairing, with Hardie Board and Batten style siding, you can get to the section that needs to be repaired, avoiding the need for full siding replacement.
3. Customize Board and Batten to express your style
Board and Batten style siding can be used in a variety of home styles from Victorian to Traditional, Rustic, and Modern or Contemporary homes. It can be applied throughout the full home exterior, or as an accent to show off your home’s beautiful gables. It can be achieved with wide vertical panels with battens (thin seam coverings) added, or it can be applied horizontally to create another look.
The creativity you desire to express with your home siding style is easily accommodated with versatile Board and Batten siding elements. You can not only choose batten spacing, but also incorporate other materials or siding profiles to create different looks. For example, HardiePlank lap siding can easily be used in conjunction with Board and Batten siding, giving your home a contemporary or modern look.
4. Relish the trendy looks of Board and Batten style siding
You’re going to love coming home to the Farmhouse Design Board and Batten siding. The appeal your home will have after this rustic chic siding style is installed will wow you and your guests.
5. Enjoy the low maintenance of Hardie siding
Traditional Board and Batten siding was made with wood and required high maintenance to keep structures looking great and keep them weather resistant. Wood siding can attract pests like termites and woodpeckers, creating the need for repairs. But James Hardie siding offers you the great look of Board and Batten style, along with the low maintenance you rely on from James Hardie fiber cement siding materials.
Get James Hardie’s look of woodgrain without wood’s high maintenance. Simply wash your Hardie Board siding twice a year with a garden hose and a medium bristle nylon brush, and your siding will keep its great looks.
Falcon Exteriors—Atlanta’s James Hardie Siding Replacement Contractor
At Falcon Exteriors, we understand how overwhelming it can feel to need new siding. That’s why we developed a simple process that has helped hundreds of homeowners in the Atlanta Metro area transform their home exterior with siding replacement.
We offer free consultations, and give you a detailed estimate within 48 hours, simplifying the siding replacement process.
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