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  • 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]

  • cls replied to the topic Installing Fiber Cement Siding in the forum Ask a Pro 4 months ago

    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]

  • cls replied to the topic Installing Fiber Cement Siding in the forum Ask a Pro 5 months ago

    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]

  • cls started the topic Installing Fiber Cement Siding in the forum Ask a Pro 5 months ago

    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]

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