Board and batten siding is a beautiful option for your home’s exterior. It adds a certain rustic charm that often resembles a modern farmhouse look. Whether you wish to install board and batten siding on your home, cabin, or garage, you can rest easy knowing that you made a fantastic choice.
So, what exactly is board and batten siding?
This type of siding is best described as wide boards that are vertically installed with narrow battens fastened over the gaps between the boards. Board and batten can appear rustic or modern, depending on its finish and how rough the lumber is.
Fortunately, the process of installing board and batten siding is not too difficult for those who have some experience in home construction. With the help of a friend, you can usually expect to have about 800 ft. of it installed in about a day. At Legacy Service, we have plenty of experience when it comes to installing any type of siding, including board and batten. You can either give us a call to schedule an appointment or continue reading our blog to see how to install board and batten siding yourself. We also provide other types of services to improve your home exterior, including roofing and windows installation. Schedule an appointment by contacting us at 215-798-9790.
Before you begin with your DIY board and batten siding installation, make sure you know how the entire process works. Read over this blog, ask the experts questions (whether it’s giving us a call or consulting someone at the hardware store), and gather all of the items you’ll need. You might even want to watch a few online DIY videos.
Once you know that you’re fully prepared, you can begin. Although this project can be completed on your own, it’s usually best to have another person there with you. So, call one of your best friends or a loving family member, and then you can start.
Gather the items you’ll need before beginning your project. You might have some of them lying around, but you can probably purchase the rest at a local hardware store. You may also have to order others. The items you’ll need include:
Okay, now let’s get started!
First, prepare the area by following these steps:
Next, you’ll be installing the boards.
Follow these steps to properly install the boards:
Now, it’s time to install the battens.
If you’re using any top trim, make sure it’s installed before starting with the battens.
If you’ve read the above sections, then you know how installing board and batten wood siding works, but in this section, we’re going to provide you with installation tips that will make your job a little bit easier. Keep reading for board and batten installation tips:
By following these tips, you’ll not only make your life a little bit easier, but you’ll also help your siding remain in better condition for a longer period of time.
Now that you’ve finished learning about how to install board and batten siding, it’s time to get out there and get the job done. Gather your supplies, grab a trusted friend, and get to work.
But what if you need help from a professional? The good news is that you can contact our team here at Legacy Service. We have plenty of experience when it comes to board and batten siding. In fact, it’s one of our favorite types due to its beauty and durability. Also, our commitment to the industry and our craft results in beautiful projects that are not only high-quality but also works of art. We’re 100% dedicated to customer service; we take our customer reviews and A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau very seriously. But the most important thing to our team is that you’re fully satisfied at the end of the project.
To learn more about installing board and batten siding yourself, or to schedule an appointment for a consultation, please feel free to give us a call anytime at 215-798-9790 or contact us here.