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    Caulked Hardie Joints

    I've talked to Hardie, they said painting over it is the only "fix", and noted it will fade and crack. I also confirmed the tight installation gaps will likely make future issues worse. So, this leaves me in a tough spot. The caulk, I think, degrades the appearance of the siding as it is. It...
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    Caulked Hardie Joints

    The caulk is on the front and both sides. I understand that caulking these joints has been a common practice, and some people prefer to doing so as well. However, I know Hardie says flashing and no caulk is preferred, and I agree, that's what I want. That's what I had. I also understand...
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    Caulked Hardie Joints

    Yes, I do want to avoid a legal issue. I also want to be fair. This mistake has already cost me significant time in research and contacting companies. I would just accept the caulk job had I hired this guy, and pay him what I owe him without further complaint. However, I did not hire him. I...
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    Caulked Hardie Joints

    I had Hardie lap siding installed less than two years ago. Our installers made a special point to tell us to not caulk the joints. Although, my siding is the primed version in which my understanding is that Hardie says flashing behind the joint is preferred because it looks better and doesn't...
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