The board and batten siding are a hard coating for homes and buildings; also they are known as fiberboard of high density. Manufacturers produce the coating by applying a sticky substance to bind the wood fibers. Generally, the material has a guarantee of at least 25 years before needing maintenance.
The wood fibers in the press plates are oriented in directions and dispersed resin bonded under heat and pressure, creating a dense binding. The board and batten siding are harder, but less stable than plywood, which is made of thin sheets of wood veneer, as Dick Karsky, project manager of the Department of Technology of Forest Service and Agriculture Development Program’s U.S.
Board and batten siding adhering a durable adhesive such as a resin, may be damaged by water. The junctions of the fibers can be separated when the coating is exposed to high humidity, as in a humid tropical climate. A homeowner will not notice this damage; the swelling occurs inside the wood, sometimes causing a “ribbing” when the edges of the lining begin to swell, according to a report by the US Forest Service, by Charles Carll
Plywood panels are durable coatings, which makes them more expensive. This type of coating also has higher manufacturing costs, which increases the price.