Hardie Board Installation Flashing Details
Hello all – we’re nearing completion of Hardie siding installation and have major concerns with whether or not the house wrap and flashings were installed correctly. Many, MANY stupid mistakes throughout, some aesthetic but many functional. Concerned our warranty will be voided by the shoddy installation. Contractor and local Hardie rep (who’s biggest customer is our contractor so biased) both agree that everything is done correctly & no reason to anticipate water intrusion, which is why we wanted Hardie in the first place. (we’ve posted here before about our stucco woes…..https://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/question/26000-repair-and-we-still-have-water-leaking-in ).
I’m attaching some pics that I’ve taken throughout the project. I can’t get an unbiased, honest answer about the house wrap and flashings. I know for a fact they did not put the flashing behind the house wrap, then tape the wrap to the flashing, which is how the Hardie instructions say to do it. The contractor has offered to remove the plank above each window and confirm the flashing is correct, but as he pointed out, that will result in having to put lots of finishing nails in that plank. There have been so many mistakes, we feel we can’t trust that the early steps of the process were correct. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!
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