The Pros and Cons of Board and Batten Siding

Posted on January 19, 2018 in Home Improvement

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Board and batten siding is used widely across America because of its unique, yet attractive design. It consists of narrow strips of wood (called battens) that alternate with wider boards to create a layered effect. Since it is a commonly used siding material in barns, board and batten siding can also be called barn siding.

If you’re considering board and batten siding for your home, our siding installation experts share some advantages and disadvantages of the style:


If well maintained, board and batten siding can last for years.  Since it adds to the aesthetics of your home, choosing this type of siding can add significantly to its resale value. It will also immediately add to its curb appeal, making your home an inviting place to visit.

In addition, board and batten siding is versatile – the boards that can be installed either horizontally, vertically, or both, with the battens placed in between the boards. And because we use individual pieces, replacing them is easy and helps to keep your maintenance costs down.

At P.J. Fitzpatrick, we offer board and batten siding that’s created from vinyl. This gives you the beautiful, traditional look of wood without all of the maintenance. While wood siding can rot, warp, fade, and be susceptible to insect damage, vinyl doesn’t pose any of these problems.


If you choose board and batten siding, make sure you choose a reputable home improvement company for your siding installation. This type of siding requires time for proper installation and shouldn’t be done by just anyone. With a large number of boards and batten involved, installation should be carried out with the right care for long-lasting service.

If your home has board and batten siding and you want to keep it in good shape or replace it, get in touch with our siding installation experts today!

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