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Proper name for this siding??


Terence McCann
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Hi,

It's simulated batten-on-board siding made using exterior-grade plywood and furring strips. Board and batten siding was quick and easy to install in two configurations; batten-on-board where wide boards were nailed over girts and then narrow boards were nailed over the gap between the wider boards - or board-on-batten where narrow boards were first nailed to the girts and then wider boards were installed over the narrow boards leaving a gap about an inch to two inches wide between the edges of the wide boards.

What you've got there approximates the look of batten-on-board. Grooved T1-11 pattern plywood, hardboard or OSB panel siding - and even wide gap drop siding - approximates the look of board-on-batten siding.

ONE TEAM - ONE FIGHT!!!

Mike

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yeah, what Mike said. Board and batten is cheap siding but effective. That's faux board and batten.

Sorry guys, I should have added "style" or "type"

Most of the time around here, it's done with rough cut hemlock, and sometimes with cedar. If done with those materials, It usually lasts quite a while.

Here's the real deal next to T111

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Same house with a reversed application. Check out the band saw tracks on the boards.

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Hi,

The second picture is not actual board-on-batten; it's shiplapped "drop" siding that looks like board-on-batten when it is installed. Each of what look like battens behind those surface boards is actually just a long tongue that's sitting in a rabbet at the back of the adjacent board.

You have to prime/seal the backside of that stuff when you put it on or when the sun hits the painted exposed side and it absorbs moisture from the unsealed backside it curls up like Shirley Temples locks.

ONE TEAM - ONE FIGHT!!!

Mike

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Hi,

The second picture is not actual board-on-batten; it's shiplapped "drop" siding that looks like board-on-batten when it is installed. Each of what look like battens behind those surface boards is actually just a long tongue that's sitting in a rabbet at the back of the adjacent board.

You have to prime/seal the backside of that stuff when you put it on or when the sun hits the painted exposed side and it absorbs moisture from the unsealed backside it curls up like Shirley Temples locks.

ONE TEAM - ONE FIGHT!!!

Mike

ONE TEAM - ONE FIGHT!!!

Mike

Oh Crap! Sorry again.

You mean like this?

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Ok. I've got to save face here, or they'll pull my carpenters card.

T111 is a 4x8 sheet version of this style of siding. It also has a tongue that fits a rabbet, and is an exterior grade plywood with a rough surface.

How'd I do? LOL.

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