Clayton Restoration has been installing board and batten siding on St. Louis homes for more than 30 years.

Board and batten is a unique style of siding. Its name comes from the narrow strips of wood (battens) and alternating white boards that make up the siding. Board and batten siding is also known as barn siding, as it is commonly used on the exterior of barns.

Like any other style of siding, or product for your home, Board and Batten siding has its pros and cons.


  • If well maintained, this type of siding will last last for many years.
  • The unique aesthetics of board and batten increases your home’s curb appeal
  • Because Board and Batten siding is sought after, it will also increase the resale value of your home
  • Boards can be installed both horizontally and vertically, with the batten placed in between the boards.
  • Because Board and Batten siding is installed as individual pieces, replacing them is easy and helps to keep the costs down.


  • For the same reason that Board and Batten is easy to replace (each piece is individual), this type of siding requires additional time to ensure proper installation.
  • Board and Batten siding needs to be washed, painted and/or sealed every 5-10 years.
  • Good quality wood is expensive. And although homeowners may choose a lower grade (and therefore less expensive) wood, it will be much more susceptible to deterioration from termites and rotting.

We are also experts in Commercial roofing, Residential roofing, Insulation and Gutters.

We are recognized for exceptional installations and quality repairs at the best price. If your home is in need of roofing, gutters, insulation or siding, contact us today!

At Clayton Restoration, our number one goal is to earn “customers for life.” We are never just after a quick sale!