Terms of the Trade: What Is Board and Batten Siding? Terms of the Trade: What Is Board and Batten Siding?

Board and batten siding is characteristic of cottages, barns, and traditional architecture. It consists of wide boards placed vertically over a structure with narrow strips also placed vertically on top to cover the seams. While not always a popular siding choice, it is a durable one that allows for the natural expansion and contraction of wood, weathers well, and has a timeless look. It is also easy to install and can use inexpensive materials.

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