Aluminum siding extending down foundation wall

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Old 08-31-17, 01:04 PM
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Aluminum siding extending down foundation wall

When I have the siding installed on my garage addition, it will need to extend about 6" down from the sill plate. Are there any issues with securing the starter strip to the foundation wall (poured concrete)?
 
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Old 08-31-17, 02:48 PM
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You will either need to drop your wall sheathing down and anchor the bottom edge with tapcons or shim the starter strip out so it is flush with the sheathing and anchor it with tapcons.

Hopefully your siding will not be closer than 6" to grade.
 
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Post a picture so we can see what your seeing.
 
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I don't have a picture because it hasn't happened yet. The sheathing will be flush with the foundation wall, so no overhang. Sounds like securing the strip with tapcons is the way to go. Siding will be just about 6" from grade at the lowest point. I have some flexibility.
 
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Old 09-01-17, 10:31 AM
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Not a fan of sheathing setting on the foundation. For one, your foundation is never perfect and your bottom plate can compensate for that.
 
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Just an update...they used cut nails to secure the starter strip, and of course they aren't holding. Should I have them come back out to secure them using Tapcon screws? It isn't noticeable at this point (unless you pull on the bottom course), but I'm assuming after a few seasons, the nails will continued to pull out and the siding will be even more loose.
 

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