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Old 11-07-2012, 07:50 PM   #1
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I've worked with cement siding quite a bit as a contractor. HAve a new bid in which the customer wants to use Hardie "Artisan"\ product and habve all the corners mitered - no corner trims. Any experience out there?

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Old 11-07-2012, 07:57 PM   #2
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I'd pass on that idea.
Going to be fun trying to cut that on a compound angle like that.

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Sounds like fun, I would take a piece and try the cut first.
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to get those cuts a cheap beat up miter saw with a blade made for hardie siding would work, or use up your old saw blades on your skilsaw and make a jig to glide the saw base against for each cut. When saw blades get dull on my skilsaw the blade is relegated to the hardie blade pile.
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Mitered corners can look great if done right or can be a complete disaster if not. Defiantly not something you want to cut the new guy loose on.

The compound miters have to be absolutely perfect. If the miter angle is off even the littlest bit your corner will start to slowly walk off the wall and is difficult to correct without showing.

I’ve never worked with Hardie Artisan before but have done this with Cedar many times and for me I add 2 hrs. of labor for 8’ of corner.

Hardie does show mitered corners as an option with their Artisan siding. http://www.artisanluxury.com/exterio...erdetail.shtml
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:04 PM   #6
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I would stay away from this install, it is not a product you want to be cutting mitres with. The risk is not worth the reward and dont think you or the home owner will be happy with the result no matter your skill level. If you do take this project I would add 40-50% on top. Good luck

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