Installing new siding -Top gap

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Old 10-28-16, 02:21 PM
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Installing new siding -Top gap

We started installing new siding but since it was first time may be we did mistake. As we went up on the top we have a 2 inch gap so full width siding will not fit. What are my options here?
I hope not to take out all the sidings and redo again. Please advise.
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Old 10-28-16, 03:51 PM
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You always have to rip the top row to whatever width is needed. The amount of overlap will remain the same. You may need to nail a shim to the sheathing if it wont sit at the correct angle without tipping.
 
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Old 10-28-16, 06:02 PM
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The best way in most cases is to install a a piece of under sill ( also called utility trim) inside of the J molding at the top of the wall and use a Snap Lock punch to form locking tabs to lock in the top row of siding.
 
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Old 10-28-16, 06:27 PM
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What kind of siding are we talking about in the first place? Vinyl? Fiber cement? Cedar clapboard, LP?
 
 

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