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Old 05-14-2012, 12:08 AM   #1
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Is this correct? These seams look suspect to me, but I really don't know much about it- just looks like they would let in some water. Probably not enough to worry about? Just thought I'd ask...


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I think that needs to be repaired. Looks like it will let water in behind the siding.

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water is always behind siding,corners are supposed to be flashed underneath,if it is it's not a problem as long as the bottom is open

if it's not flashed it potentially could be an issue
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I hope you don't mean all siding.
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Thanks... I['ll check it out and make sure it's open below at least. We're in a very tree-heavy area, so things don't get a ton of direct sun and I really don't want water anywhere it shouldn't be...
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that corner post was installed rather sloppy, it doesnt affect the water proofness of it but for looks. it should have been cut to match the slope of teh fascia board then the j channel butt into it as opposed to the j channel being cut to tuck into the sharp angle

as for keeping water out from behind the corner post the roof sheathing should have extended out past the gable end so to create more protection from water getting behind the siding up top
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Siding (any type) should "never" protrude past the fascia, it's a bad detail and is problematic..
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That top most pice of siding was also cut to short.
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Yeah- while the siding looks good from a distance, it's akin to a 20' paint job on a car. Lots of shoddy detail work if you pay attention to what you're looking at.

Can I do anything to help that corner post seam, or should I not worry about it too much? I tend to over-worry about some things...

Thanks for the great replies so far...
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I would be more concerned with the J moulding sticking out then the outside corner.
I use 1/2 not 5/8 J moulding at the top of a wall.
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I would be more concerned with the J moulding sticking out then the outside corner.
I use 1/2 not 5/8 J moulding at the top of a wall.

thats a rake the wider j is required
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Is this correct? These seams look suspect to me, but I really don't know much about it- just looks like they would let in some water. Probably not enough to worry about? Just thought I'd ask...

usually a small return or ''porckchop'' would be used and the corner would go under it

in the op pic the j should have been longer and the corner cut at an angle it would then slide up into the j pocket after removing the small ''curl''in the j,again requiring the wider pocketed j

what you never want to do is to try and seal the bottoms of the corner
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Siding (any type) should "never" protrude past the fascia, it's a bad detail and is problematic..
i agree Ron,but to be honest i never see much water issues here with a ''hollow'' ventilated type of siding like vinyl or aluminum,and there are things that can be done to help direct water to a safe exit

yes..thats blood
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