waterproofing siding seams

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Old 05-22-02, 07:23 PM
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Question waterproofing siding seams

I'm not sure if this is the proper forum or not...but here goes nothing.

I've noticed on some of the newer houses in Denver that they are using a piece of metal tocover the vertical seams between pieces of siding. It appears to come from underneath the above piece and is held in place by nails.

My question is this: Has anybody had any experience using these? Are they effective in waterproofing the siding seams?

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Old 05-28-02, 04:32 AM
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have read this post a few times and still not sure what you are saying.what kind of siding?might be something interesting to know about
 
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Old 05-28-02, 10:37 AM
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I was afraid I might not have described that very well.

Its wood siding (ie masonite). Its on the north side of my 25 year old house and it rotted out. Its being replaced next weekend. So, I want to make sure I get it as water tight as possible. It seemed to me that the old wood siding rotted the most right around the vertical seams between each piece of siding.

So, I didn't know if anybody had any experience of using these metal or vinyl covers which are inserted at this seam? I'm not sure if this advantageous over just caulking those seams.
 
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