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Board & Batten Siding: Beauty and Durability

Board & Batten Vinyl Siding is a Classic Exterior Cladding Option That Has Stood the Test of Time.

Its distinctive look, versatility, and durability have made board & batten siding a popular choice for both traditional and modern architectural designs. It’s no wonder why it remains a favored option for homeowners and home builders alike.

Empire Window Company has proudly serviced Cleveland, Akron and NE suburbs for more than 60 years and has garnered a reputation for high quality products and exceptional service. As such, Empire Window Company offers vinyl board & batten siding that is second to none.

Board & Batten Vinyl Siding is a popular choice among homeowners for its durability and versatile design options that bolster any home’s curb appeal.

Board & Batten Styles:

Empire Window Company offers a range of styles in our Board & Batten vertical siding collection to suit diverse architectural preferences:

Traditional: The traditional style features wide boards with narrower battens, creating a classic and timeless look. It is well-suited for homes with a traditional or rustic aesthetic.

Contemporary: The contemporary style offers a more modern and streamlined appearance. It typically features narrower boards and battens, providing a sleek and minimalist look that complements contemporary architectural designs.

We have 4 great styles to choose from:

  • Single 7″

  • Single 8″

  • Single 12″

  • Reverse Single 7″

Vinyl Board & Batten Color Options:

Our board & batten vertical siding is available in more than 25 colors to match various home styles and personal preferences. The color options are designed to withstand fading to ensure long-lasting beauty. Some popular color choices include:

  • Smoky Gray

  • Midnight Blue

  • Weathered Wood

  • Colonial White

  • Natural Clay

  • 20+ more!

Natural Wood Tones: We offer a selection of colors that mimic the natural beauty of wood, including various shades of brown and gray. These colors provide the warmth and character of wood siding while offering the durability and low maintenance of vinyl siding or fiber cement.

Contemporary Neutrals: For those seeking a modern aesthetic, we offer a range of contemporary neutral colors, such as shades of white, cream, and gray. These colors provide a clean and sophisticated look, allowing homeowners to create a stylish and on-trend exterior design.

Our Board & Batten Vinyl Siding Comes With Several Features that Contribute to its Popularity and Durability:

Durability in Every Square Foot:

Empire Window Company’s siding materials are engineered to withstand the elements and resist fading, cracking, and warping. The siding materials are designed to provide long-term performance and require minimal maintenance.

Weather Resistant Vinyl Siding for Your Entire Home:

Board & Batten Siding is engineered to withstand harsh weather conditions, including wind, rain, and extreme temperatures. The vertical orientation of the boards helps shed water, thereby protecting the underlying structure from moisture damage.

Low Maintenance Costs and Stunning Home Exteriors:

Our vinyl siding products are designed to be low maintenance, and thus requires no painting or staining. The board & battens are resistant to pests such as termites, and do not rot or decay like traditional wood siding. This reduces the need for frequent repairs and/or replacement.

Board & Batten Material Options:

Vinyl Siding:

Vinyl siding is a popular choice due to it high affordability, low maintenance requirements, and durability making this siding a great long-term investment. Our vinyl siding is engineered to resist fading, cracking, and impact, providing long-lasting performance.

Fiber Cement Siding:

Fiber cement siding combines the durability of cement with the appearance of wood. It offers excellent resistance to fire, insect damage, and rot. Fiber cement board & batten siding is designed to provide a real wood look with enhanced durability and minimal maintenance.

Engineered Wood Siding:

Engineered wood siding combines wood fibers, resins, and binders to create a highly durable and moisture-resistant product. These engineered wood siding materials offer the look of a natural wood board with enhanced stability and longevity.

Board & Batten vertical siding provides homeowners with a range of style options, color choices, and durable materials to enhance the beauty and longevity of their homes. With features such as weather resistance, low maintenance requirements, and a variety of materials to choose from, our vertical siding is a reliable and attractive option for those seeking a timeless and durable cladding.

More Board & Batten Vertical Vinyl Siding Options

Empire Window Company is a highly reputable provider of top-quality exterior building products. Our vinyl siding products are known for their durability, aesthetics, and innovative features, and why Empire Window Company is pleased to offer these great siding options to our customers.

Standard Board & Batten Siding Color Collection:

Board & Batten siding is available in a range of standard colors to suit various architectural types, design styles, personal preferences and other styles. The standard color collection includes popular options such as:

  • Classic White: A timeless and versatile white color that complements a variety of home designs.

  • Natural Linen: A warm and inviting neutral shade with subtle undertones that provide a natural and sophisticated look.

  • Coastal Sage: A soft green hue inspired by coastal landscapes, creating a fresh and calming aesthetic.

  • Mystic Blue: A cool blue shade that adds a touch of serenity and depth to the exterior of a home.

  • 8 additional standard colors are also available!

Architectural Color Collection:

In addition to the standard color collection, we also offers an architectural color collection. The architectural color collection includes a broader range of colors that allow homeowners to create unique and customized looks. These colors are carefully selected to offer a balance between aesthetic appeal and long-term color retention. 16 stunning colors are available to choose from.


What makes our board & batten siding one of the best in the industry, is its long-term durability, aesthetic appeal and ease of siding installation. Here are some general specifications:

Building Materials:

Board & Batten Siding is made of high-quality vinyl, known for its strength, longevity, and low maintenance requirements.

The 7″ siding profile features a 5-1/2″ board and 1-1/2 batten strip. Raised batten strip has a 1/2″ projection and heavy-duty panel thickness. providing durability and resistance to impact. The siding panels feature a traditional board and batten profile, with wider boards and thin battens for a distinctive vertical cladding look.

ChromaTrue Technology:

ChromaTrue technology ensures long-lasting color vibrancy and resistance to fading. This innovative technology combines UV-resistant polymers and acrylic colorants to create a siding product that can withstand the damaging effects of sunlight and maintain its color integrity over time. ChromaTrue technology is designed to provide superior color retention, enhancing the aesthetic appeal of the siding for years to come.

Additional Features of Our Board & Batten Siding:

Durability and Weather Resistance: Our board & batten siding is designed to withstand various weather conditions, including high winds, heavy rain, and extreme temperatures. The siding is engineered to resist cracking, warping, and fading, ensuring long-term durability and performance. It is also designed to resist damage from pests, such as termites.

Low Maintenance: One of the key advantages of our board & batten siding is its low maintenance requirements. Unlike traditional wood siding, it does not require painting, staining, or sealing. Regular cleaning with mild soap and water is typically sufficient to keep the siding looking its best.

Energy Efficient: Optional insulation backer panels are available with our board & batten siding. These panels help improve energy efficiency by reducing heat transfer through the walls. By increasing the R-value (thermal resistance) of the siding, the insulation backer panels can contribute to lower energy costs and improved comfort inside the home.

Expert Siding Installation:

Professional Installation is provided by Empire Window Company’s teams of the highly experienced vinyl siding installers. Professional installation ensures proper alignment, fastening, and integration with other components of the home’s exterior, such as trim and soffit.

Ventilation and Moisture Management: Proper ventilation and moisture management are important considerations when installing board & batten siding. This includes the use of appropriate vapor barriers, water-resistant under-layments, and ventilation systems to prevent moisture buildup and potential damage to the underlying structure.

Code Compliance: It is crucial to follow local building codes and regulations when installing any type of siding. Building codes may specify requirements for sheathing, insulation, fasteners, and other aspects of the installation process. Compliance with these codes helps ensure the structural integrity and safety of the siding installation.

Board & batten siding offers homeowners a durable, low-maintenance, and aesthetically pleasing exterior cladding option. With its wide range of colors, including a standard collection and architectural options, homeowners can achieve their design style and enhance the curb appeal of their homes. The siding’s durability, weather resistance, energy efficiency options, make it a reliable and long-lasting choice. When professionally installed and properly maintained, our siding will last for many, many years… beautifully.

General Information About Board & Batten Siding

Board & batten siding is known for its rustic charm and timeless appeal. It adds depth and texture to a home’s exterior, enhancing its visual appeal. The style consists of alternating wide vertical boards (boards) and narrow strips (battens) that cover the joints between the boards. The contrasting widths create a visually striking pattern that adds character to any home.

The size of the boards used in board and batten siding can vary, depending on the desired aesthetic and architectural style. Common board widths range from 7 to 12 inches, with thinner boards typically used as the battens. The board lengths typically range from 8 to 12 feet, allowing for efficient installation.

Features of Board & Batten Siding:

Board & batten siding is a versatile cladding option that can be used in a variety of architectural styles. It works well in both traditional and modern designs, offering a range of customization possibilities. Whether you’re looking to achieve a rustic look, or a sleek modern aesthetic, board & batten siding can be adapted to suit your vision.

One of the standout features of board & batten siding is the visual interest it adds to a home’s exterior. The alternating wide boards and narrow battens create depth and texture, making any home visually appealing. This added dimension can transform an ordinary façade into a true statement piece.

Board & batten siding is known for its exceptional durability and weather resistance. When properly installed and maintained, it can withstand harsh climates, including heavy rain, snow, and extreme temperatures.

Board & batten siding can contribute to the energy efficiency of a home. The vertical orientation of the boards allows for effective insulation installation, reducing heat transfer and enhancing the building’s thermal performance. This can lead to lower energy consumption and thus lower energy bills.

Construction of Board & Batten Siding:

Board & batten siding can be installed over various substrates, including wood sheathing, plywood, or foam insulation panels. The choice of substrate depends on factors such as structural requirements, insulation needs, and local building codes.

The installation process begins with securing the vertical boards to the substrate. These boards can be made of various materials, such as cedar wood, fiber cement, or vinyl. Each board is attached using nails or screws, leaving a small gap between them to allow for expansion and contraction.

Once the boards are in place, the battens are installed over the joints between the boards. Battens can be made of the same material as the boards or a contrasting material to create visual interest. They are typically narrower than the boards and are secured with nails or screws.

Vertical siding continues to be a popular choice for homeowners due to its timeless style, durable construction, and versatility. Its unique combination of texture, depth, and weather resistance makes it an attractive option for a wide range of architectural designs. Whether used in traditional or modern settings, vertical siding adds character and visual interest to any home. With proper installation and maintenance, it can protect a home’s exterior for many years to come, making it a worthwhile investment for those seeking a durable and aesthetically pleasing cladding option

Installation Considerations:

Sheathing and Moisture Barrier: Before installing board and batten siding, it is essential to ensure a solid and moisture-resistant base. This typically involves installing a sheathing material, such as plywood or oriented strand board (OSB), to provide structural support and a surface for attaching the siding. Additionally, a moisture barrier, such as a house wrap, should be installed to prevent water infiltration.

Proper Fastening: To ensure the longevity and stability of the siding, it is important to use the correct fastening methods. Stainless steel nails or screws are commonly used to secure the boards and battens to the substrate. These fasteners should be resistant to rust and corrosion, especially in areas with high humidity or coastal environments.

Ventilation and Insulation: Proper ventilation behind the board and batten siding is crucial to prevent moisture buildup and potential damage. Installing a breathable underlayment or creating ventilation gaps between the siding and the sheathing allows for air circulation and helps to prevent issues such as rot or mold growth. Additionally, incorporating insulation, such as rigid foam or spray foam, between the sheathing and the siding can improve energy efficiency and thermal performance.


Regular Cleaning: To maintain the appearance of board and batten siding, periodic cleaning is recommended. This involves removing dirt, debris, and mildew using a soft brush or a low-pressure power washer. It is important to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines and avoid using abrasive cleaners or excessive pressure, which could damage the surface.

Inspection and Repairs: Regularly inspecting the siding for any signs of damage, such as cracks, rot, or loose boards, is essential. Promptly addressing any issues will prevent further deterioration and ensure the longevity of the siding. Damaged boards or battens can be replaced individually, and any gaps or holes should be sealed to maintain the integrity of the cladding.

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