How to Achieve Board-and-Batten Style Siding on Your Home with a Lasting Product
When vintage styles reappear and are repurposed for modern chic looks, people are drawn to them. Rustic chic farmhouse design is trending, and looking gorgeous on homes throughout the country. This fabulous style is achieved with popular board-and-batten siding. It’s a look has been seen on folk Victorian homes for years, and began back in the 1800s, but now makes up the hottest trend in home exterior styles.
Board-and-batten siding begins with wide vertical planks (boards), which are installed and thin vertical strips (battens) that cover the seams. In the past, farmers created this look for practical purposes: to create an energy-efficient seal for the home and make it as airtight as possible. Today, the wide panels (boards) are the main siding material, and batten strips are used by designers for an appealing decorative flair.
Get the look you desire by deciding the optimal spacing for your vertical strips (battens), and create either a modern or traditional aesthetic. Modern farmhouse design often uses board-and-batten for the whole house, complete with wide spacing of battens to give the home a modern, clean look. Board-and-batten siding doesn’t have to be used on a whole home exterior. It also looks fabulous when used as an accent for your home’s gable detail.
Board-and-batten can be used along with lap siding to create visual interest you’re sure to love. When siding materials are combined, your home has an even more unique, appealing modern design.
How to Use James Hardie Siding to Achieve Board-and-Batten Look
James Hardie fiber cement siding, America’s most popular siding product, protects over 8,000,000 homes throughout the country, and for good reason. Its durable makeup helps it stand up to the elements, and its lasting beauty brings out the best in home exteriors. With pest resistance, fire resistance, and easy cleaning, it’s a low maintenance siding. When you choose low maintenance siding, you can invest more time doing the things that you love most.
James Hardie siding easily achieves the board-and-batten look with HardiePanel® vertical siding (board) and HardieTrim® (batten). The classic farmhouse design has a wide variety of applications and leaves room for creativity. It’s sure to make your home stand out and give you the curb appeal you desire. Your style preference can be expressed not only with your choice of board-and-batten, but also with the color and texture you choose for your home exterior.
Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal with James Hardie Siding
Popular home styles in Portland include Craftsman, Bungalow, Old Portland, Four Square, Ranch, Tudor, and Cape Cod. All of these home styles can benefit from the gorgeous look of James Hardie siding. Whether homeowners choose vertical siding, horizontal lap siding, or shingle siding, the beauty and performance of James Hardie siding outshines other siding materials. The crisp look of James Hardie siding increases your home’s curb appeal and overall value. When it comes time to sell your home, buyers will be attracted to its beauty.
Make your home stand out—from its primary color to accent color for shutters and other home exterior elements. ColorPlus® Technology has a designer select color combinations that will complement your home’s architecture, and fit well in your neighborhood and region. The guesswork has been taken out of the color selection process due to the help of James Hardie ColorPlus’ Dream Collection and Statement Collection of colors. You’ll be thrilled at the color palettes, and they will add to your home value. With all the help James Hardie gives you in color selection, your home’s color will bring out the best in it.
The Value of Hardie Board Siding
Portland weather can be tough on home exteriors and cause some siding materials to warp, crack, and compromise a home’s protective layer, leading to moisture penetration. When water gets into your siding and beyond, costly damage results. Wood rot, mold, mildew, and pests can make their way into your home and wreak havoc. The good news is that homeowners who invest in Hardie Board siding avoid the problems weather can cause on their home siding.
Hardie Board siding is made of cement, sand, and cellulose. The James Hardie company perfected this proprietary blend and engineered it to stand up to the climate in which it is installed. The HardieZone® System was designed after the James Hardie company studied eight climate variables that impact the long-term performance of siding.
HZ10® stands up against blistering sun, hurricane-force wind, and sheets of rain. This James Hardie siding is engineered to endure in spite of these harsh weather elements. Salty sea air, brutal heat, and high winds are no match for HZ10, which resists cracking, splitting, rotting, and swelling even after storms.
HZ5® stands up against freezing temperatures, extreme seasonal temperature changes, snow, and ice. This siding is engineered for cold climates with year-round precipitation. It has premium paint adhesion and moisture resistance built into it.
The 30-year, non-prorated, transferable warranty gives homeowners confidence in their HZ5 or HZ 10 siding installation. When this outstanding siding is installed by a James Hardie Preferred Contractor, your warranty is protected.
Lifetime Exteriors—a Siding Replacement Contractor You Can Trust
When you see signs that indicate it’s time to replace your siding, like cracked, warp or loose siding, it’s important to start planning your siding replacement. At Lifetime Exteriors, we’re here to help. We educate you on James Hardie colors and styles so you can make the best selection for your needs.
If you’re wondering what to expect during the siding installation process, we can give you tips to help you prepare, and make your installation process simple and streamlined.
Contact us today to get a free quote—and see your vision for your home exterior you’ve always wanted come into being, adding beauty and value to your home.