I will be installing Hardiepanel board and batten siding on portions of a house. When I come to an opening such as a window or a door would you suggest running the hardie panel all the way to the frame of the window/door?....or butting it to the already installed trim? The only issue I see with the first method is flashing above the top piece of exterior trim. I would like to install z-bar flashing above the trim but I would somehow need to insert this behind the hardiepanel board as well to keep it weather tight....if that makes any sense.
If anyone has installed this stuff before and could lend a suggestion I would greatly appreciate it!