Know Your Elements
• Gable bracket: A decorative wood trim piece designed to accent the pitch of a gable
roof and provide an architectural focus.
• Board and batten siding: Vertical siding style usually composed of 8- to 12-inch wooden boards offset by wooden strips called battens, which are nailed over the seams of the boards.
• Lap siding: The most common style of exterior siding, it consists of long wooden
planks overlapped at the top edge to form a slope designed to help drain water away.