In the process of removing caulk between butt joints, the contractor sliced down into the planks below the joint. Now that the house has been repainted it's extremely obvious. I'm not sure what my options are to minimize the look or having it repaired.
Everything i have read states it is best to replace a damaged plank but there are repair solutions.
Here are a couple of links to inform your discussion with your contractor.
The second one is full of links to valuable info.