Trim on top of siding or butted against?
I’d say this is an easy answer if we were talking about lap siding. However I’m going for the classic board and batten look, using 4×8 sheets of hardiepanel rather than 10” boards. No foam in this application, 3/4” furring/rainscreen. Using either primed whitewood or cedar for trim. Haven t decided on that…
Essentially the the question is this: trim, or panels first? I know what’s easier, but not sure if it matters.
Panels first would mean my cuts around windows and doors wouldn’t need to be as precise. I also wouldn’t need to metal flash the head trim either, probably just the window itself. I would then just bevel the top of my header trim slightly and bevel the battens accordingly and caulk that joint.
I don’t see much of a problem with this, or am I missing something? since my panels are smooth, as opposed to textured, or lap siding, again I can’t think of anything wrong with this – sort of like hanging drywall.
(opinions needed – window/door/corner trim sitting proud of battens, or flush? Battens -1.5” wide casings/corners – 3.5” craftsman style windows. They will be same color – white, just 1 sheen difference between trim, and battens/body – considering this in case trim and battens butt up against each other vertically)