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How Do You Caulk Hardiplank Siding?

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Fiber cement siding is an easy-to-work-with, durable house siding that is quickly gaining popularity. This fiber cement siding, or hardiplank, can be installed with simple wood working tools, and can be formed to looked almost exactly like bricks, shingles, and stucco siding. Most manufacturers offer a 50-year warranty on this type of siding because it stands up to the elements better than aluminum or other types of siding. To install hardiplank, you'll need to caulk the edges of each piece. Take permanently flexible caulk and load it into a caulking gun. Twist the tube of caulk until it's secured into the caulking gun frame. Using a box cutter or a sharp pair of scissors, cut off the tip of the caulk tube. You'll want to make the cut on a 45-degree angle to ensure that the caulk is easy to work with. Pick up a piece of hardiplank that you want to install on the exterior of the house. It's customary to start where the edge of the roof meets the wall of the house. Spread a heavy layer ... more
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