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Old 06-14-2010, 10:48 PM   #16
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Another option would be to install a "Starter" just like you have at the bottom panel of the house. This gives you a clean look and it doesn't collect any water.
The bottom lip of the first course was cut off because the roof started too high, so a Starter strip couldn't be used.
the only option in this case was to use J channel!

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The bottom lip of the first course was cut off because the roof started too high, so a Starter strip couldn't be used.
the only option in this case was to use J channel!
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One other thought comes to mind. I have used a piece of finish trim instead of the J channel in a case like this. You have to be careful when you nail it to keep it straight, it's not as ridgid as the J channel. It doesn't collect water, fits a lot snugger.
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One other thought comes to mind. I have used a piece of finish trim instead of the J channel in a case like this. You have to be careful when you nail it to keep it straight, it's not as ridgid as the J channel. It doesn't collect water, fits a lot snugger.
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Can you be more explicit on what you meant by 'finish trim'? The OP may find this idea to be useful.
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It could have gone in “Utility Trim” . If you look under the bottom piece of J-Channel on your windows you should see a piece of UT. J-Channel looks better though.

I wouldn’t worry to much about it if your roof is done right. You have the same thing going on above your windows. Where does that water end up?

For piece of mind you can push back the siding and drill some 1/8” weep holes in the bottom of the channel every couple of feet or so.
First sentence of first reply.

Utility Trim, Finish Trim, it's all the same thing.

Actually, it would be “dbl. finish/utility trim” for Dutch Lap.

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Here,
while we're at it, this should explain everything:
http://www.certainteed.com/resources/cts205.pdf

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To give you peace of mind, I'd suggest removing the bottom piece of siding with a zip tool, running some self stick window/door seal under the siding and over the roof flashing, and then reinstalling the siding with the J channel. Don't let the seal be exposed to the sun as it will deteriorate over time
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