Three Ways To Create A Custom Exterior Finish With Board-And-Batten Siding
If you want to have siding on your home that has a different look, board-and-batten siding is an excellent choice. This is a vertical type of siding, which has boards to cover the wall and battens (smaller strips of wood) to cover the seams. It can be installed in many different ways, which include patterns, inverted styles and board-on-board (where only larger boards are used). If you want to have board-and-batten siding on your home, here are some of the options to create a different look with your siding installation:
1. Inverted Board Over Batten Style Siding
Usually, board-and-batten siding has the board installed and the batten covering the seams. This can be inverted by installing the batten first, and the board on the outside. This can give a different look to your home, as well as allow for more insulation. You can use a foam insulation board to fill in the gaps between the batten to add insulation to your home, as well as to prevent insects and animals from getting behind the boards in your siding.
2. Creating Patterns With Alternating Board Sizes
If you want more of a custom look for your board-and-batten, you can also use alternating board sizes to create patterns. You will just need to use varying widths of boards to create patterns in the siding. This can be great if you want to use board-and-batten in a contemporary design, or combine it with other siding styles. Plywood soffit can also be used to create decorations for structural features and then battens installed over it. This is great for areas like gables, where you may want to have a different design in the siding to separate it from other areas of your home.
3. Board-On-Board Siding Style Without Any Batten
Board-and-batten siding can also be board-on-board styles. This is where only the wide boards are used without any battens. They are installed in an alternating pattern, with the width of the board acting as the batten. If you want to create a custom siding design for your home, this can be done with alternating board sizes. You can also do this in some areas, and in other areas use different board-and-batten styles to give a visual divider for the different architectural features of your home.
These are some of the things that can be done with board-and-batten siding to give your home a different look. If you are ready to have a home built with a custom exterior, contact a custom home builder like one from J. P. Moser Properties and ask them about some of these options for a custom exterior for your home.