Opinions on this Window Trim Detail
I’m about to order the hardie trim for my siding. Lap siding will butt up to the trim. I’m good with the look shown below, EXCEPT the sill. I had always scoffed at this sill treatment, until I realized that hardie doesn’t offer a good solution for the sills of my windows.
Question: How bad is it to do this?
Should use either plastic, or wood, or hardie, and rip a bevel, and a drip edge? I did this with cedar, but it seems a little more frustrating to do with a hardie product (not to mention yucky dust).
I think I’d need to find a thicker stock than the 3/4×2.5 inch batten boards I’m using for trim. Last time, I did a bevel rip on some 2×6 cedar, then cut a neat groove for the drip edge. It looked great. (2nd picture)
I’m installing the siding and trim over a 1/2″ thick rainscreen gap/furring strips. I have 2 foot overhangs, but some walls are more exposed than others, since I have a shed roof style building.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts. thanks!
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