August 17, 2022

What is board and batten siding?

What is board and batten siding? Whether you're looking for that old farmhouse feel or want to upgrade to something more modern, learn more here.

What is board and batten siding?

What is board and batten siding? Grennan Construction specializes in installing James Hardie Board and Batten siding in Oakland County, Michigan.

Siding insulates the home and provides protection from the weather, but that doesn't mean it can't be beautiful and stylish as well. The outside of your home is among the first details visitors and passersby will notice about your property.

Why not choose something that is attractive and unique? Board and batten siding is the perfect option for someone looking for an aesthetically-pleasing exterior with superior weather resistance that will last for years.

What is board and batten siding?

What is board and batten siding?

Board and batten siding is a style that has existed for around 200 years. This "barn siding" was historically used to keep moisture out of barns, but today its visual appeal lends itself beautifully to homes of any size and shape. The boards are wide planks, which are joined together with thin strips known as the batten.

The style is highly customizable, from the colors to the orientation to the spacing of the batten. The layered effect provides resistance to harsh winds while remaining weathertight, making it an excellent choice for a Michigan winter.

Traditionally, board and batten siding used wood, but modern materials offer far better protection with less maintenance. At Grennan Construction, our fiber cement siding allows this style to be cost-effective and long-lasting while still looking beautiful. You can even choose a texture that resembles real wood if that's your style.

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Grennan Construction has proven to be a leader within the siding contractors industry, serving our customers with integrity while offering a range of services that meet their needs.

We work closely with both James Hardie as an Elitle Preferred Contractor to provide you with the siding options needed to make the right choice for any home.

What is board and batten siding?

What is board and batten siding's appeal?

Board and batten siding brings depth and dimension to the home's exterior due to the layering technique. The protrusions of the batten give board and batten siding a distinctive look, but the batten is for more than just decoration. The batten acts as a seal between the planks, reducing air leaks and improving the energy efficiency of the home. The design acts as an extra layer of insulation, preventing extreme temperatures inside the home. This can help reduce costs for heating and cooling.

Traditionally, boards and battens are placed vertically, drawing the eye upwards and making the home look larger. The layering effect and clean lines offer a pleasing visual combination, making your home stand out in a neighborhood without looking out of place, no matter what the other homes look like. Board and batten siding offers itself to both classic and modern styles in a way that few siding choices can; while it has been around for centuries, it doesn't look dated. The timeless aesthetic of board and batten, along with its durability, can increase your home's value by increasing its curb appeal. The custom appearance of the board and batten can increase its resale value, making it a beautifully smart investment.

The versatility of board and batten siding is one of the primary reasons it has remained a popular style across the country. Depending on the colors and spacing used, a home could look like a traditional colonial barn or a more modern farmhouse design. The James Hardie fiber cement siding we use at Grennan Construction is fire, fade, and moisture-resistant, making it the superb choice for your new, low-maintenance board and batten siding. Our fiber cement boards are offered in a range of colors and textures, allowing you to create a home that fits your preferred aesthetic. Interested in a minimalist style? Try white board and batten siding. Prefer a more rustic style? Try a neutral color, such as brown. Want something more modern? Perhaps dark gray calls out to you. With our free estimate, we can help you choose a siding that matches your needs.

Board and batten siding is visually appealing, low maintenance, energy-efficient, and cost-effective. Now you're probably wondering what the downsides are. Board and batten siding can indeed be more time-consuming to install, as each piece must be layered correctly and properly sealed, but here at Grennan Construction, we pride ourselves on being prompt, professional, and courteous. Our goal is to provide 100% satisfaction to you, our customer. You can rest assured that your home will be a source of pride and beauty, with quality workmanship and excellent results.

Whether your personal style is a traditional farmhouse or a more modern minimalist, board and batten siding is for you. The farmhouse style offers excellent curb appeal, while the modern materials provide low maintenance, fire and moisture resistance, and durability. With our highly trained staff and quality guarantee, you'll be happy with your new board and batten siding for years to come.

When you're ready to upgrade your siding to board and batten, contact us for a free estimate!

What is board and batten siding?

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If you have any additional questions about board and batten siding, please call our office to speak with one of our James Hardie siding experts.

Located in Oakland County, Michigan, Grennan construction offers loans for siding replacement in the Oakland County area. 

Our Process:

  • We will survey your property and provide you with an estimate of the cost to replace your siding. The estimate is offered free of charge. 
  • Then, we present a plan for your siding replacement project.
  • Next, you can submit your application for new siding financing. If your request is approved, the company provides you with a loan that you will pay back monthly. Our financing is offered through Synchrony bank, starting from as low as $200 monthly installments. 
  • We install your new siding!

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If you need new siding, the Oakland County siding professionals at Grennan Construction can help. Our estimates are always free, and we offer to finance through Synchrony for those who qualify.


1. Call Us To Schedule Your Free Estimate 248-462-0224
2. Review your Estimate and Schedule your project
3. Enjoys the beauty and security of your new Siding

Do you still have questions about financing your new siding? If so, contact us to discuss your options.

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