What to do with surface mounted utilities?
Our board and batten is badly split and the stain they used is poorly applied. The construction is poor and there are gaps. I like Board and Batten when it is done well and is clean looking. Ours has rough cut cedar and the craftsmanship is very poor. Also, having a lot of trees around, the current siding has given termites a free lunch for almost 50 years. We treat for them now, but I would rather have a more unappetizing and impervious covering. Stucco and fiber cement will look better on this house than board and batten.