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Old 08-21-2014, 11:06 PM   #1
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Question about hardiepanel/T-111 and window trim


I'm a little confused, because it seems like everyone around here installs hardie lap, and so they install all of the trim boards first, and then lap siding up to the trim. Makes perfect sense.

When you're doing the T-111 or the Hardiepanel, I'm not sure where the trim boards fit into this equation.

It seems to me that the easiest solution would be to install the windows, cut the siding around the windows and then trim over the top of the siding. It seems like it would be difficult for me as a DIYer to get a tight enough fit around a trim board that's already installed, and the other way would hide any slight miss-cuts there may be.

The other question is if I cut the siding only around the window and not the trim, should I hold it back beyond the edge of the window flange so that they would be easily replaceable if the need arises without having to cut the siding back? Then install a trim board around the window to cover the gap?

What is the normal process here?

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Window goes in, siding is cut out around the window, trim is attached to the siding.
Please consider another form of siding other then T-111.
How close is this going to have to be to grade?
T-111 needs, "in fact any form of sheathing or siding) at least 6".
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Window goes in, siding is cut out around the window, trim is attached to the siding.
Please consider another form of siding other then T-111.
How close is this going to have to be to grade?
T-111 needs, "in fact any form of sheathing or siding) at least 6".
I'm actually going with hardiepanel, but I figured the process was the same. Plenty of space between siding and grade.

Do I leave the window flange exposed when I cut the siding to allow for replacement of the window later?
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Cover the flange with the siding and seal with membrane.Any gaps will only lead to water intrusion.If the windows need to be replaced in the future the siding can be cut then.
Why would you put new siding and not new windows ,expecting the windows will need replaced in a short time?
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Why would you put new siding and not new windows ,expecting the windows will need replaced in a short time?
I never said that.

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