House Siding Alternative: Board and Batten

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Real Estate Agent with Rise Up Local & Lead Generation Experts


Did you know that there are actually multiple different types of siding you can have installed on your house? Some, like traditional horizontally installed styles are commonplace, seen on just about every house you pass by. Others, like Board and Batten siding, aren’t as well known despite a recent surge in popularity.


In case you’re looking to try something different for your home and enjoy a few added benefits as well, let’s get into board and batten as a siding alternative for you.


Board and Batten - Not Just for Barns


Board and Batten siding is a method of siding in which strips of narrow wood, known as battens, are alternated with boards that are wider, creating what appears as a layered effect on your house. While this method was originally used for barns, it has since come around as a fashionable and potentially lucrative new option for homeowners.


Many Types, Many Benefits


Like with regular siding, you can take your pick of which material you want to use for your board and batten style siding. The most common choices are wood, steel, vinyl, fiber cement and rustic siding. Wood and steel tend to be more expensive, while vinyl and fiber cement are cheaper.


One of the most attractive things about board and batten siding is that it stands out, and adds aesthetic value to any home. You can actually expect your resale value to see a boost after a properly done board and batten siding installation.


Don’t Miss Out On the Perks of Board and Batten Siding


There are many reasons why you might choose to install board and batten siding on your home. Whether you’re just looking for an eye-pleasing upgrade, long-lasting and affordable siding, or some more resale value for your home, board and batten siding can offer you all of these benefits and more.

 

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