Cement Siding Mitred Corners - Carpentry - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Carpentry


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-07-2012, 06:50 PM   #1
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

cement siding mitred corners

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?


ebock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2012, 06:57 PM   #2
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 34,445
Rewards Points: 14,020

I'd pass on that idea.
Going to be fun trying to cut that on a compound angle like that.


Last edited by joecaption; 11-07-2012 at 07:00 PM.
joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2012, 08:52 PM   #3
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 212
Rewards Points: 150

Sounds like fun, I would take a piece and try the cut first.
If my advise helped you hit "Thanks"
Hammer450R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2012, 09:21 PM   #4
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Durham NC
Posts: 1,751
Rewards Points: 1,166

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.
hand drive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2012, 08:27 AM   #5
kwikfishron's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Kansas City/Oregon Coast
Posts: 10,208
Rewards Points: 822

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
A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words
Especially In The DIY Chatroom
kwikfishron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 11:04 AM   #6
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 43
Rewards Points: 31

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


Hardwood Head is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Felt Paper and Fiber Cement Siding Greg D Building & Construction 29 06-22-2011 08:34 PM
cement board corners ponch37300 Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 3 01-25-2009 05:50 PM
Siding: Cement Vs. Cedar Grumpy Remodeling 5 03-19-2005 01:07 PM
Siding: Aluminum vs. Vinyl Grumpy Remodeling 1 03-19-2005 12:55 PM
Siding: Aluminum vs. Vinyl Grumpy Remodeling 0 04-18-2004 03:35 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1