Cedar Board and Batten Siding

Historically used to side barns and other outbuildings, Board and Batten is a popular siding choice when a classic “farmhouse” look is desired.  Created by installing narrow boards over wider boards to create a layered effect, Board and Batten siding can be created with endless combinations of board widths.

Western Red Cedar Board and Batten Siding is a popular siding choice

craftsmanship by Keystone Building Services of Anacortes, WA

The cost of Board and Batten (also called board and batt) siding can vary a great deal depending on the materials chosen.  The most frequent size of boards chosen for Western Red Cedar Board and Batten siding are 1×10” or 1×12” boards combined with 1×3” battens. When a rustic look is desired, Knotty, unseasoned boards are often used, which can be a real money saver over using clear Western Red Cedar. Unless there is a desire to finish the siding right away, using “unseasoned” or “green” boards and allowing them to weather in place will also be less expensive than using kiln dried boards.

Western Red Cedar Board and Batten siding combined with metal siding

craftsmanship by Keystone Building Services of Anacortes, WA

If the siding is to be stained or painted right away, using air dried or kiln dried boards in either knotty or clear grades are recommended. If desired, we can arrange to have your Western Red Cedar pre-stained or pre-primed with almost any product available on the market. Your siding will arrive on the job site ready to install.

When installing your Board and Batten siding, boards that are 6” wide or more should be fixed with one nail through the center of the board. For wider boards, it is recommended that two nails are used to attach the boards with the nails spaced 2-1/2” to 3” apart.  Corrosive resistant, ring shank nails are recommended for installing Western Red Cedar. If installing your Board and Batten vertically or diagonally, it is important that furring strips are installed to attach the boards to.

Graphic on how to install Western Red Cedar Board and Batten Siding

installation graphic provided courtesy of the WRCLA

To save time and money, especially on installation, some folks opt to have False Board and Batten siding, which is created by installing sheets of plywood, then attaching battens every 10 – 12”, while also covering the seams between the sheets of plywood. This is a popular way of creating Board and Batt for interiors.

Our team of Cedar experts is here to help you achieve the look of your dreams on the exterior of your home, so before your next project, be sure to visit us!

Local delivery services available and we also ship our products nationwide!

360.757.6343

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington WA

www.CedarCountryLumber.com

Knotty Western Red Cedar Board and Batten Siding

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