Achieve a Casual, Relaxed Look with Board and Batten Siding

With its attractive geometry and dimensional appeal, board and batten siding has found renewed popularity. Board and batten is being reinvented as a contemporary material that can create an elegant exterior. Homeowners are searching for a look other than the traditional brick, stucco or vinyl facade.

Board and batten is a style of siding that has alternating wide boards and narrow strips called battens. In the 1840s, the first American homes had boards nailed to its frame but were inefficient as cold winter air and rain would easily enter a home. To cover the gaps, batten strips were secured to the outside of the house where the boards met.

One of the most sustainable exterior building products is manufactured from steel. Steel is the most recyclable material in the world. It can be repurposed indefinitely. More steel is recycled each year than aluminum, paper, glass and plastic combined. Steel is 100% recyclable and made with a minimum of 25% recycled material.

Today, homes that require a facelift often use this siding to revitalize the curb appeal. The vertical element of board and batten adds distinctive detail to the architecture. While there are several board and batten options available to homeowners today, products with a wood grain texture are the superior choice because they provide durability while being virtually maintenance free. EDCO Products’ metal board and batten includes a 35-year fade and 50-year hail protection, in addition to its lifetime warranty, for a consistent finish for many years to come. The paint simply will not chip, crack or peel.

Another popular application for board and batten is as an accent on homes, such as in gables, to give extra depth and texture. Coupled with a metal roof, board and batten can offer a nostalgic appearance that’s sure to be the envy of the neighborhood.

Be the first on the block to rock the style of board and batten on your home.