I’m looking at doing my first project with HardiePlank Lap Siding and Trim on my house. I’ve read the technical documentation and overall it looks like it pretty strait forward to install. This project is a partial remodel of an American Foursquare in a historical district. I’m trying to match an existing trim details on the house as much as possible to avoid issues with the review board and I would like it blend as well as possible.
- Existing door/window trim (aluminum) features a 45-degree cut between the top and side trims. Does HardieTrim support being cut in such a fashion?
- Existing window trim features a 2” thick sill, but it appears your max thickness is 1”. Any suggestions to achieve this thickness with the Hardie product or should I plan to modify the style with a 1" sill?
- Unrelated to the trim, a side of the house that is getting Hardie Plank has a deck fence/railing next to the wall. If I understand the technical materials, this post needs to be at least 2” from the material to prevent drying issues?