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Old 04-21-2008, 07:57 PM   #1
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What's the most variability I can make siding course adjustments before it gets noticeable?
I'm now starting my siding project and have 3 courses laid out with a 4" exposure. I've got a space of 19 1/8" before I get to the trim on the bottom of a bay window. I was thinking I could space it out over 5 courses with spacing 3 15/16", 3 7/8", 3 13/16", 3 3/4", and 3 3/4". Is that acceptable or do you think a discerning eye would be able to detect the spacing change?

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am not a siding guru but sounds ok however where is that going to break at the TOP of the window? I usually drive myself nutz with this LOL but check to see if it also works to the top, if not then I might try to adjust over the height of the window also. On shakes I can usually move 1/8 to a 1/4 per course without much noticeable results.

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That is the way it is done. The spacing on weatherboard had always been "cheated" to make the boards line up with the heads and sills of the predominate sized windows.
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So what do you think the largest variance you can have between 2 courses and overall between all courses?
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With the narrow revels you describe, I would keep course to course difference to 3/16" or less if possible. Again, with the narrow reveals, I think any total differences more than 3/8" will become noticeable to the average eye. Unless I misunderstand your description, you should be fine.
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I sided through this section and discovered that course layout is much more forgiving than I thought. You really have to look hard and only after someone tells that there is a spacing change to see that there is a change.

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