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just looked at a house built in the early 80's; very contemporary. it is all cedar with thin vertical pieces.its completely flat and kind of looks like hard wood flooring in a way; anyway, he wants to go over the existing siding because its in great shape and completely flat. any opinions? also,his casement windows are Flush wuth the wood siding. since the new hardie board will protrue a bit i was thinking of trimming the windows with 3/4 azek and butting the hardie right up to the azek. i don't think it will appear too recessed(windows). any opinions on that?
as i said,the wood is vertical but we are using horizonal over it.
 

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if you use azek, you'll have to fur it out by roughly 1/2" from the surface of the vertical strapping. 3/4" trim is too thin to allow enough to caulk hardie plank to. most times i use cape cod its 1 1/4" thick and is far easier to use than hardie trim which is horribe to work with as it breaks and is just plain annoying, same with their soffit which i believe is no longer available do to lack of sales
 
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