Central States, which specializes in metal building components, roofing, and buildings, has introduced its latest offering, Central States Board & Batten siding. While a favorite of home builders, commercial building owners, architects, and designers can now use this strong, durable metal as well, which presents a welcoming look in fifteen painted and three wood grain finishes.
“The Central States Board & Batten product is beautiful, easy to install, and is something we are excited to offer to our clients,” said Jonathan Bucher, VP at Stoneburner Inc. “We sell a good amount of wood board and batten, but have been looking for years for a more durable, maintenance-free option. This product exceeds our expectations! Our initial installations look great and will last a lifetime.”
Steel board and batten is a cost-effective siding solution with superior durability over comparable systems as it brings a lifetime warranty and classic aesthetic to residential and commercial structures. The rising trend in residential design, leaning towards modern farmhouse or industrial chic aesthetics, has made this profile increasingly attractive to individuals who may not have previously considered metal siding or those whose communities might have restricted the use of metal siding in the past.
“Our customers have expressed a desire for a product that emulates the look of traditional exterior finishes with the added benefits of steel, and we are excited to meet that demand with excellence,” stated Tim Ruger, President of Central States Manufacturing. “As a 100% employee-owned company, we are dedicated to our customers and believe this product will introduce fresh possibilities for the advantages of steel for more building types in more communities.”
Metal board and batten eliminates the need for painting or repainting throughout its lifespan. As one of the most environmentally-friendly building materials, metal is 100% recyclable, and dissipates heat, contributing to cooler interiors. The Central States Board & Batten stands out for homeowners and designers alike, offering custom lengths up to 30’ in versatile widths up to 25.25”. Crafted from 26-gauge steel, one of the heaviest gauges available, it combines durability with field workability. The exclusive lifetime paint warranty ensures that this cost-effective siding choice retains its aesthetic appeal for years.
Central States (www.centralstatesco.com) is 100% employee-owned. Founded in 1988, the company now has 1,300 employee-owners, 11 manufacturing facilities, and serves over 6,000 commercial, architectural, post frame, and residential contractors and customers across the United States. Construction has begun on two new plants, including a rigid frame plant for metal building systems and a panel and trim plant in Utah, both expected to open in 2025. Central States has three business groups: Central States Manufacturing, Central States Building Works, and Elevate Structures (formerly Storage Structures, Inc) each serving their customers with a commitment to customer service and innovation.