Are you looking for a traditional, timeless look for the exterior of your home, a look that harkens back to the simpler days of the 19th century, but with modern durability and minimal maintenance? Board and batten siding might just be the product you’re looking for. This type of siding is not only attractive, but is long-lasting, easy to maintain and won’t warp, rot, chip or flake like other many other siding materials will.
What is board and batten home siding?
Board and batten siding, sometimes referred to as barn siding, is becoming increasingly popular in Canada. This type of siding features wide vertical siding panels, connected by narrow wooden strips, called battens. Board and batten siding is available in a variety of materials, including vinyl, fiber cement, steel, and wood.
The advantages of board and batten siding
1. Beauty. Arguably, the best feature of board and batten siding is its simple, elegant look. This type of siding is available in a variety of colours. There’s something to match most any design taste and architectural style. Board and battens siding will also increase your home’s curb appeal, making it welcoming to visitors and appealing to potential homebuyers when it comes time to sell your home.
2. Easy maintenance. Board and batten siding is easy to take care of. All you need to do is spray the siding down periodically with a high-powered hose or power washer to remove any dirt or grime.
3. Durability. This type of siding will last for a long time. The exact lifespan will depend on the type of siding you choose and how much weather your home is exposed to.
4. Weather-resistant. The batten construction helps to keep the wind and weather from penetrating the interior of your home, a big plus during the harsh Canadian winters.
5. Fire-resistant. Many types of board and batten siding, such as steel and fiber cement siding, won’t burn as easily as other materials like wood. For this reason, many insurance companies offer discounts to homeowners with steel or fiber cement siding. Even more important, fire-resistant siding can give you and your family precious extra time to exit your home in the event of a fire.
To learn more about adding board and batten siding to your home, and to schedule, a free estimate, contact The Ainger Group Roofing and Exteriors. We’ve been helping Collingwood area residents beautify the exterior of their homes for more than 30 years.