Cutting last siding plank under sloped roof


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Old 10-07-21, 11:49 AM
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Cutting last siding plank under sloped roof

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Im residing garage with LP Smartside. Garage has sloped roof and I wonder if the way I'm going to cut and nail the last row is accurate. Here is what I have now.

One board + cut board to span the whole wall lenght

Next I'm thinking that I'm taking a new board (red) cut it to size with 1 in overlap with the existing board (brown). The height of the right end will be 1 inch.

Similar case with the very last row (green).

Am I correct that the right end of red and green boards will just hang there without anything butted against them?



 
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Old 10-07-21, 04:11 PM
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You need to face nail the ends. Nail it where it is still about 1 1/2" tall so that it doesn't explode. Your pieces should not be square on the end they should come to a point like a triangle. If you have a piece that is short... You need at least 2 nails in it to hold it.
 
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Old 10-07-21, 04:42 PM
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Thank you very much with the advice about the triangle point!
 
 

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