Board and batten siding is one of the most commonly used siding methods in the United States currently, mostly used in barns. Because of its widespread usage for covering barns, it is also called “barn siding”. But if it is used in barns commonly, you may think “Why should I use this type of siding for my house? Why should I choose it?”. This is a fair question of course and, in this article, you will be able to inform yourself in this regard, as we dig deep into aspects of its advantages and disadvantages.
Why: Board and Batten Siding Advantages
Because of its structure created by wood plates called battens, board and batten siding will provide a nice look for your house. Your neighbors will be jealous!
- Resale Price
It is durable, nice looking, and useful. If you decide to sell your house, board and batten siding will significantly increase your house’s appeal and therefore, resale price.
If you take care of your board and batten siding properly, you will benefit from its durability as it becomes one of the most long-lasting siding methods.
You can “edit” your board and batten siding style and use it in a wide variety of options. It can be applied vertically or horizontally, or both at the same time. Also, its pieces are significantly easy to replace.
Why Not: Board and Batten Siding Disadvantages
- Hard to Install
Well, not that it is practically hard, but it usually takes a long time to install. A high number of boards and battens to be installed, takes longer of course.
- Slightly Expensive
With all the advantages it provides, it costs more too. Most of the cost comes from the installation, naturally because it takes a long time to install.
- And that’s all!
These are the disadvantages that come with board and batten siding. If you are willing to pay slightly more and you have the patience to wait for the installation to end, board and batten siding might be a real good choice for you!