Board and Batten vs. Architectural Shake vs. Scallop Siding: Style Comparison
Having new siding installed on your home is a huge step. To begin, exterior siding is a substantial financial investment, so it is important to ensure whatever siding you choose is of the utmost quality and will last for many years to come. On top of that, there are a multitude of different siding styles to choose from, each of which can bring a unique flair to your home’s exterior. So, which style of siding is right for your home? Let’s start by reviewing three of the most common styles of house siding: board and batten, architectural shake, and scallop siding.
Board and Batten Siding
Board and batten siding has become very popular in recent years thanks to the popular farmhouse aesthetic. Even if you don’t realize it, you would probably recognize board and batten siding if you saw it. It features wide vertical planks (boards) joined together by thin vertical strips (battens) over the seams.
Architectural Shake Siding
Architectural shake siding offers a distinctive look that will add a unique charm to your home’s exterior. It features a rough texture and finish that provides a lack of uniformity on a home. This type of siding is what you might expect to see on a cottage or a bungalow. While shake siding is traditionally made from wood, it is also available in other materials that provide superior durability.
Sometimes referred to as half-round shingles, scallop siding is a kind of shingle siding that has a scallop-shaped edge, which curves softly like the scales of a fish. This kind of siding is especially popular among homeowners who are looking to give their home a decorative finish. Often, scallop siding is not used to cover the entirety of a home, but is used strategically in specific locations as decorative elements. This type of siding provides a classic 19th-century appearance that will draw the envy of your neighbors.
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If you are unsure which style of siding will best suit your home and your unique aesthetic preferences, turn to the siding experts at American WeatherTECHS. We have decades of experience installing top-quality siding for homeowners, so you can be sure that we know a thing or two about the different styles and materials of siding that are available. A member of our team will be happy to speak with you about what you’re looking for to help you determine which type of siding will be the best choice for your home. Plus, we have a selection of premium house siding, available in many different styles, so you can count on us to transform your home’s exterior with siding that will provide many years of beauty and performance.
To speak with a member of our team about the difference between board and batten, shake, and scallop siding—as well as which may be the best option for your home—contact American WeatherTECHS today.