A home’s siding is the foundation for its architectural style. Typically, we install just one type of siding, but there are some creative ways to mix it up for brilliant results. That’s the focus of our latest feature project. It features lap siding and board and batten. Find out how we curated this Matthews HardiePlank transformation with siding and much more.

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Hardie® Lap Siding and Board and Batten Make a Perfect Pair

To start the renovation of this beautiful Matthews two-story, we removed the old Masonite siding. Masonite was once a popular brand for siding; however, due to its makeup of wood fiber, it was prone to water damage. After removal and repair, we installed Hardie® lap siding on the bulk of the home in a crisp white.

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Above the garage, you’ll notice the contrast of board and batten, also HardiePlank®. Board and batten siding dates back hundreds of years. It is a historical style of placing pieces vertically, joined together with thin strips or battens. It’s become an in-demand style to emulate modern farmhouse and certainly gives this home curb appeal.

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Besides its beauty, Hardie® siding is the most durable and formidable product on the market. It consists of fiber cement and is impervious to moisture, mold, insect damage, and fire. It also doesn’t warp or contract due to heat or cold. It looks like real wood, without the maintenance. You’ll never need to paint it, either.

New Black Vinyl Windows Create Dramatic Contrast

In addition to the siding, we also installed Duke black replacement vinyl windows. They provide a lovely contrast to the white siding. These custom vinyl windows include high-performance insulated gas to keep heat in during the winter and out during the summer. Along with being attractive, the window frames won’t rot, flake, or corrode.

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Accents Complete the Transformation

To complete the look, we upgraded and replaced a few more areas. We installed new soffits. Black gutters were also part of the project, keeping with the theme of black and white. The home entry received an upgrade as well with new cedar posts at the portico. The final touches were charming queen truss details at the gable and above the porch.

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Transform Your Home’s Exterior with a Combination of Styles

When considering exterior renovations, your imagination and vision don’t have to be limited. You can use several types of siding placement for visual interest. Combining lap siding with board and batten creates a gorgeous finish. Adding in other features and accents, like this project, delivers a unique look that your neighbors will envy.

If you’d like to learn more about how Belk Builders can transform your home, contact us today at 704-400-4710.

Kent Frerichs, owner Belk Builders

Kent Frerichs, owner Belk Builders