I’ve started the project. It’s going pretty well. But I had a hard time getting the lower edge even across panels. I was able to flush trim the lower edge of the fiber cement siding to the bottom edge of the old siding using a flush trim bit on my router, but it left a bit of a jagged edge.
It doesn’t look too bad, but I was thinking I’d like to…[Read more]
Thank you for all the advice on the nails.
I do have one other problem I need to solve. How do I ensure the bottom edge on these 4×10 vertical siding sheets is straight / even across the length of the garage? From what I gather I can use some type of starter strip. What appears to be an L-bracket that I level and fasten to the bottom edge of the…[Read more]
I appreciate the recommendations.
I see hitachi sells 2-1/2” siding nails on Amazon. I’ll get a box and rent a siding nail gun.
The sheathing appears to be boards. See photo.
I want to do board and batten for the design. I purchased trim boards to cover the seams between the fiber cement panels. What type of nail should I use for the trim / b…[Read more]
The installation instructions say there should be a minimum of 1-1/4” of penetration into the studs. I’m going over the old siding. The old siding and sheathing around probably about 1-3/8” thick. The new fiber cement siding is 5/16” thick. That’s about 1-11/16” of thickness that the nail has to travel through before it reaches the stud. I hav…[Read more]