Know Your El­e­ments

Cottages & Bungalows - - Curb Appeal -

• 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.

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