Detailing a Board-and-Batten Shed
I was hoping someone could help me with a couple of questions regarding board and batten siding details for a shed.
A) Can gaps between boards be plugged?
I’m planning on 1/4″ gaps between boards with a standard batten nailed over top. I’d like to keep cluster flies out, they’re a problem here.
My best idea is to put little backer rod plugs in between the boards before the battens get nailed on and use them to form a little caulking plug. Otherwise there will be an entry point for critters at every exposed board end.
B) How the heck do head flashing end dams fit into a vertical board?
Do I have to make a massive notch into my board to allow the flashing through or is there better way to do it?
Don’t make fun of my sketches…
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