How To Install Board And Batten Siding Around Windows. Now that you’ve installed the hardie siding around your windows, you’ll want to make sure they’re flashed properly. When necessary, cut panels to fit around doors and windows.
When marking the cut, remember to allow for expansion. If a batten is crooked, stretch a string alongside it and force it straight as you nail. Place the skirt board at the bottom of where the siding will end, and make sure it’s level before moving onto the next steps.
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Install The Battens To Cover The Gaps.
Leave a 1/4” gap between the bottom of the sheet and the top of the flashing. Do not caulk the 1/4” gap. Installing around windows/doors/cut outs • when measuring board & batten panels to becut and installed around windows, doors, and other cut outs, it is important to leave 1/4” gap on the top, bottom, and sides.
When Necessary, Cut Panels To Fit Around Doors And Windows.
Installing board & batten siding! Line up the panel with the edging and use screws to secure it in place on the nailing strip. Like many types of siding, you’ll start installing the board and batten panels from one side.
Place The Skirt Board At The Bottom Of Where The Siding Will End, And Make Sure It’s Level Before Moving Onto The Next Steps.
If a batten is crooked, stretch a string alongside it and force it straight as you nail. Use a level to make sure the boards are plumb. Now that you’ve installed the hardie siding around your windows, you’ll want to make sure they’re flashed properly.
The Method Used To Install Panels Around Doors And Windows Is Determined By The Need To Cut A Panel And The Position Of That Cut.
Avoid driving through the boards. When adding the flashing, do so in horizontal and vertical directions to give the most thorough protection you can. The next panel will fit over the edge of the previous one, disguising the nailing strip, and lock securely into place.
When Marking The Cut, Remember To Allow For Expansion.
Drive nails (which need to be longer than the board nails) through the gaps; • install trims around the window • properly flash the top of the trim • install sheets around the window trim leaving a 1/8” gap around the sides and bottom of the window.