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Feb 21, 2024

5 Reasons to Choose Board and Batten Siding

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Board and Batten is a timeless siding option that can be found on homes, shops, and barns all across Montana and the U.S. This beautiful, vertical siding is known for its durability and easy installation, but there are many other things to love about Board and Batten. Here are a few reasons to consider using Board and Batten siding for your next project.

The Classic Board and Batten Look

Board and Batten is a clean and classic siding that can be used to achieve a variety of different styles, including farmhouse, contemporary, and mountain modern. At Marks Lumber, our circle sawn Board and Batten is perfect for those looking for a classic wood siding look. By choosing our Douglas fir Board and Batten, you can easily create a natural, rustic Montana look that is warm, welcoming, and sure to please.

Board and Batten is Easy to Install

Board and Batten siding has been around for hundreds of years, and for good reason. Before aesthetics and design were considerations, Board and Batten was used as a way for people to quickly and easily side their homes. While nowadays Board and Batten is mainly chosen for its timeless style, the installation process is still fairly simple. Download Marks Lumber’s full installation guide for more information on how to install our circle sawn Board and Batten siding.

Board and Batten is Durable

Temperature and humidity changes can cause wood to shrink and swell, creating gaps in your siding if not properly installed. However, Board and Batten was designed to accommodate this natural movement, as it is installed with a small gap between each board. This gap helps allow for movement while the batten is placed directly over the gap, overlapping the board on each side and creating a tight seal. Along with proper installation and maintenance, this tight seal helps Board and Batten last for many years.

Creating Versatility with Board and Batten

One of the best things about Board and Batten siding is its versatility. Board and Batten makes the perfect siding for homes, shops, barns, and even exterior accents. One of our favorite ways to use Board and Batten is in the gables to help accent horizontal siding, such as shiplap. You can even bring the beauty of Board and Batten inside by creating an accent wall or using it as wainscoting.

Board and Batten is Easy to Maintain

As with all wood sidings, keeping your Board and Batten clean is one of the best ways to help make it last for years to come. For Marks Lumber’s circle sawn Board and Batten, we recommend using a light pressure wash and a mild detergent specifically for wood. Perma-Chink’s Log Wash is a great option to help get the most out of your wood siding.

Want to learn more about circle sawn Board and Batten siding? The sales team at Marks Lumber in Clancy, Montana, can help. Contact us today for more information.

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