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Old 06-03-2013, 11:21 AM   #1
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fiber cement siding curling at gable edge.


Hello,
I'm having an issue with my fiber cement siding pulling away from my house at the gable edges and need some guidance on how to solve.

The drawing below is a rough illustration of what is happening.
The red lines are the places where it is happening.
It is pulling away from the wall at angle 1 in the green drawing.

When it was put up it wasn't nailed on the point of angle 1 as it kept breaking.

So how do I keep it from pulling away and flapping in the wind?

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Old 06-03-2013, 11:27 AM   #2
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A real picture would be better.
Did anyone paint the cuts on the ends as required?
If it was breaking then you were nailing to close to the outside edges.
Once we see a real picture you may be able to just nail a 1 X 4 over the ends to hold it down and just look like a trim board.

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Rake board with a routed edge to terminate into.

Picture is helpful.
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Went home at lunch here are some photos.

All cut edges were primed before they went up but the snow started to fly before we got it painted. I wanted to solve the curling issue before I got it painted this summer.

All the siding is 1/8'' from the edge of the trim as per install instructions.

From what you are saying I'll need to add another board over the tips?

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What in the world did someone try to use as drip cap? Looks like someone tryed to use vinyl flashing.
I know my siding nailer would get that back down without breaking it.
Most likly your trying to hand nail so you might try and predrill with a masony drill then use trim head stainless steel siding nails.
Is there any plywood or OSB under that area?
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We used a siding nailer for the whole job when when we tried to pin down the points they would just crack.

Where would you suggest we nail to prevent that issue from happening?



As for the metal at the top it was a bad attempt at fixing uneven roof line with the plan to then put a regular drip cap on when the new roof goes on later this summer. It will be removed and something else done.
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well your going to have to face nail it come in about 2 inches i would use 1-1/2 roofing nails and just face nail it apply paint and it should turn out ok.
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Roofing nails are going to leave big exposed heads that may rust.
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Use a 7d ring shank siding nail and predrill the hole.

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I could predrill the holes it is only about 50 on the house.

Come in 2 inches from the end on the bottom of the board as it sits?

Should I try with the air nailer first at the same spots and see how it goes?
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Should I try with the air nailer first at the same spots and see how it goes?
I wouldn't.
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you don't need to pre drill for nailing In fact Hardi plank says no to it. Just sink em in with a hammer and yes you can use a nail gun.
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What an interesting look.

What is up with that rake board trim too?
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angle the nails in an upward fashion to get to more meat in the wall, you will probably catch the gable wall plate under the rafter if there is one. your rake fascia trim piece is likely the size of the rafter so if you angle long nails it could catch the rafter. if you were having splitting problems it could have been associated with the cold weather which is over so no need to be concerned as much but it will still split

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