To properly shed water, they need to be lapped. Install the new ones so they lap. Add a flashing and maybe a spacer at the top. I don't know how this siding terminates at the top.Hi...I'm replacing some warped pieces of lapped cedar siding and have found two pieces with about a 1" horizontal gap between them. Instead of being overlapped, they were nailed at both the top and bottom of each piece. It's not in a very visible location, on the side of the house on the second story, so I guess someone just took a shortcut. Of course, they have now cracked and need replacement. The pieces are only about 6' long.
I'm not sure how to deal with this. I thought about cutting a mini-lap piece, but that would probably just warp and look odd. Any ideas?
A picture would help with the visual.