Board & Batten Siding
Board and Batten siding is a timeless look that is easy to install and leaves a classic "farmhouse" look. There are many different materials, and ways to create a board and batten look, and below are just some of the many options.
James Hardie Panel & Batten
James Hardie uses a panel system to create the board and batten look. James Hardie board & batten is best for applications looking for a pristine painted look that is also low maintenance.
Curb Appeal: Excellent
Durability and Longevity: Excellent
Need for Painting and Finishing: None, maybe a few touch-ups here and there
Homeowner Material Price: $3.00-$3.50 square foot
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Western Red Cedar Board & Batten
Western Red Cedar uses a traditional board and batten look to leave a warm, rustic look. This is best when finished natural, but can be painted or stained. Western Red Cedar is an excellent siding choice as it has natural oils and resins that make it resistant to rot and decay.
Curb Appeal: Good
Durability and Longevity: Excellent, but will require some maintenance
Need for Painting and Finishing: Can be left raw to naturally weather, but is often stained or painted
Homeowner Material Price: $4.50-$5.00 square foot
Boards: 1x8, 1x10, or 1x12 Western Red Cedar Boards
Battens: 1x4 Western Red Cedar Boards
Ponderosa Pine Boards
Ponderosa Pine boards are a cost-effective and easy way to create a board and batten look. They can be painted any color, and leaves a natural "old world" look. While cost-effective, Ponderosa Pine will weather harder than Cedar or James Hardie and will have a much shorter lifespan.
Curb Appeal: Good
Durability and Longevity: On the lower end
Need for Painting and Finishing: Must be finished and painted
Homeowner Material Price: $1.50-$2.00 square foot
Boards: 1x8, 1x10, or 1x12 Ponderosa Pine Boards
Battens: 1x2 or 1x4 Ponderosa Pine Boards