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JoJoBeans 01-10-2009 06:28 PM

Sealing Trim/siding joint
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I am repairing some water damaged trim along the edge of my chimney outside. I think it was damaged from not being properly sealed where it meets the cementboard siding. Is it supposed to be sealed or open to allow water to have a place to exit? The trim runs diagonally across several lengths of siding so it obviously does not have a snug fit.

I drew a picture of the area in question. Thank you for any suggestions or direction!!!


JoJoBeans 01-10-2009 08:12 PM

Picture added
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Here is a "real" picture! You can sort of see where water was running down the siding at the bottom of the picture. The original trim was not sealed, the gaps are large enough that I would have to fill them with something before I could caulk them. The trim is nailed on top of the siding, not below.

Thanks for your help!


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