I just completed an inspection on a high end home that had the Hardie Lap siding. There were numerous issues with clearances and flashings. The gutter end caps were touching.
The home was built in 2001. The specs and manufacturer’s instructions are from 2007.
Do you know if the specs were the same in 2001?"
I provided my client with the above installation instructions and advised a specialist review the siding and provide an estimate for corrections.
Here are some photos.
I have more.
Bricks, mulch, concrete, strip drain, stone all in contact with the siding. The one section in contact with the mulch is turning green.
I told them to get out there with a saw and start cutting so you could release the silicia dust. :mrgreen: