Hardieplank on Gable End

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Old 10-20-15, 07:33 PM
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Hardieplank on Gable End

I am about to start Hardie siding on a gable end. I plan to run the siding to a 3/4" or so packing that will be concealed by a wider trim piece. This piece will also cover the end of the siding. I am blind nailing the siding, but I am concerned about the bottom corners lifting over time, thus the wider trim board to cover the ends. Should I also face nail the bottom corners, which again will be covered by the wider trim, or should the wider trim do the trick? I am worried about possibly splitting the Hardie at the bottom corners as well.
 
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Old 10-21-15, 04:19 PM
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You are right to be concerned. A siding nail will cause the siding to explode if you nail too close to the end. Personally, I will use a finish nailer on those tips, just putting one nail into the tip to hold it to the sheathing. Then I spackle the hole and touch up with paint.
 
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Old 10-21-15, 04:22 PM
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Why would you not do it right and add 5/4 trim and run the siding up to it?
I've had to go back several times where the trim was over the siding like that and shoot for carpender bees that got in behind it.
 
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