Roselle homeowners described board and batten siding as boring and outdated, but it is currently the most popular siding option in the Chicagoland area. The design is not the same as it once was, and there are modern options available that offer long-lasting performance.
Traditional styles require heavy maintenance, but newer techniques do not require as much. Opal Enterprises uses vinyl siding and James Hardie fiber cement siding to create a custom board and batten siding look. The design is a vertical layout that covers your home’s exterior.
Previously, board and batten siding used thin strips over large boards. Now, we use large panels throughout and achieve the same look. It is a modern twist to a traditional look, which is why Roselle homeowners are hopping on the trend.
Traditionally, board and batten siding was synonymous with frontier-style structures. Now, contractors and manufacturers are taking the old design and using it in modern farm-style homes, mid-century modern, and farmhouse revival. It is also seen as a statement wall on interior walls, but Opal focuses on exterior design and installation.
There are many more siding designs available with board and batten than there were with its traditional use. No matter how you incorporate the board and batten style, it makes your Roselle home look expensive and taller. The shadows and light effects the design emits are also attractive.
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Board and Batten Materials
You can use various materials to create the perfect board and batten look. Each material has positives and negatives, and you should work with an Opal sales consultant to decide which material works best on your Roselle home.
Wood is the most traditional and overly used material for board and batten designs. However, it is not the best material in the Midwest because it can easily suffer moisture damage. Additionally, this material requires substantial maintenance.
Fiber cement is better because it is more robust and holds better against the weather. One downside is the cost, but when you work with Opal, we can offer payment options, discounts, and warranties to help with those additional costs.
Vinyl is also an option and is the most affordable on our list. It is long-lasting and low maintenance. It is also easy to install with water-resistant features.
Color Options Are Essential
Once you find the best material for your home, you will need to determine the best color option. Color is also essential because you will need to repaint the sliding down the line depending on your chosen material.
Modern-style homes typically use white board and batten, as do farmhouse styles. Wood colors are another popular option. After selecting the primary color will find a trim color to match.
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The Opal Enterprises Process
When you visit our Des Plaines showroom, you will discuss your needs with our sales consultant, who can show you different color options. You can also see the siding in person, so you know what will be on your home. We will also go over pricing and payment options. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for a free estimate.
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