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Designing Your Siding With Board and Batten

Now that spring is finally here, it’s time to make much-needed updates to your home. If you’re thinking of updating your siding, we offer a number of siding solutions at Budget Exteriors in Minnesota.

One of the most timeless and attractive siding looks for modern and older homes alike is board and batten siding. Although board and batten was traditionally wood, innovations in siding materials mean you can now get the look of traditional board and batten with the power of vinyl siding.  If you’re looking for a way to add curb appeal while adding value to your home, here’s why you should consider board and batten details.

Why Board and Batten?

When you think of a traditional farmhouse look, board and batten is often part of the image that comes to mind. The board and batten siding look is designed using wide boards with narrow strips known as battens placed over their joints. This gives the siding a vintage appeal that dates back for centuries.

Board and batten was originally used during the American colonial period for purely functional reasons. To prevent cold air from seeping into a home, battens were placed over the cracks to seal the interior of the home, protecting it from the elements.

With the recent return of the modern farmhouse look as a design trend, board and batten has seen a resurgence in popularity. In fact, according to Zillow, modern farmhouse designs are selling at higher market prices than other homes of comparable value. Due to its design versatility, board and batten gives a home’s exterior the look of dimensionality and texture that transforms its curb appeal.

Vinyl Board and Batten

If you’ve considered board and batten in the past but want a more durable siding material than wood siding, vinyl siding installation with the look of board and batten is available. Unlike wood siding, vinyl does not require repainting and won’t rot, warp, or deteriorate the way that wood does.

These are just a few reasons to consider adding board and batten vinyl siding installation:

●        It blends old and new for a modern look that stands out.

●        It works well when paired with lap siding as a point of contrast.

●        It fits well in most neighborhoods without standing out.

●        It’s a low-maintenance solution.

Contact our Minnesota Vinyl Siding Contractors

At Budget Exteriors, we offer knowledgeable, high-performance vinyl siding installation for homeowners throughout the seven-county area. Check out our many reviews to hear why Minnesota residents can’t stop talking about our vinyl siding installation services. To speak with our Budget Exteriors vinyl siding installers, call 952.887.1613 or contact us online for your free quote.

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