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Installing Board and Batten Vinyl Siding

Board and batten vinyl siding are made with boards or panels vertically, with wooden handrails to cover joints between slabs or panels. Very board and left-hand scaffolding is done with 4-by-8-foot plywood boards, but sometimes cedar planks are used, in widths from 6 to about 12 inches.


Isolate panel style board and batten vinyl siding walls with extruded polystyrene (XPS) rigid foam, usually 1 1/2 inches thick. Use uncoated XPS, with fiberglass bats that have a vapor before installing inside the wall. Nail 4-by-8-foot panels to wall studs with a hammer and 3-inch galvanized nail, to penetrate a half-inch in the studs. Set sidetrack panels over XPS, and then nail to studs through XPS, make sure you do not buckle or compress XPS.

Attach polios to furring strips through the tabs on the board and batten vinyl siding. Avoid nailing or tearing polios coating, which must remain intact to maintain its heat resistance. Nail vertical slats, typically 1-by-2 or 1-by-3-inch slices, over the seams between boards or panels, using nails for long enough to penetrate the slats or furring strips. Avoid nailing polios between furring strips to keep it intact.

Tips and warnings

Always avoid having two vapor barriers on the same wall. Put obstacles to the warm, or inside, of the wall. Do not use the house wrap in the board and lint foam board walls.

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