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Designed with the Installer in Mind: In this instructional video, we demonstrate how to use proper caulk techniques on LP SmartSide products pre-finished with Diamond Kote, which recommends DAP DYNAFLEX 920. DAP has color matching caulk for all Diamond Kote Color Collections. Learn more about sealant here: http://bit.ly/DKweb28 Install Guide: http://www.diamondkoteprefinishing.com/install Diamond Kote is an innovative 30-Year No Fade finish that is specifically designed for Wausau Siding Systems. Our products are designed to be used as an integrated system to protect your home's exterior. We set a goal to be different- From our engineered colors, to our application process, to our packaging, our warranty and installation.
On older installations of Hardieplank lap siding the field/butt joints would have an "appropriate gap", which at one time was specifically designated as 1/8th of an inch, and the gap would (typically) be caulked (very few exceptions applied). Since they were caulked, this created a maintenance issue: they had to be kept caulked. More recent installations, especially after 2008, will have flashing used at the field/butt joints, not caulking, which is now the "preferred" manner of installation by the manufacturer, though at the time of writing the installer could still use caulking as it will not void the manufacturer's warranty, per their own information. Another thing that changed was face nailing at the field joints: this lead to cracked siding at the lower corners by the field/butt joints. They are now blind nailed (meaning that you can't see the nails).
In my preparation for painting the outside of the tiny house I have purchased some calk. In this video I calk the outside of the Hardie Board to make sure that there are no large gaps that the paint cannot cover. Watch Part 90 here: https://youtu.be/efgnV4Qldy8 Visit my Amazon Store: http://astore.amazon.com/latoho-20 Check out the Land To House website: http://www.landtohouse.com See whats coming up before it hits Youtube on my Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LandToHouse
Subscribe Now: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=ehowatHomeChannel Watch More: http://www.youtube.com/ehowatHomeChannel Caulking wide gaps requires you to understand that caulk isn't exactly flexible. Get tips on caulking wide gaps with help from the president and owner of Source Development Inc. in this free video clip. Expert: Nicholas Iarocci Filmmaker: Alan Mack Series Description: Not all plumbing issues or appliance installations require the expensive help of a local professional. Get tips on plumbing with help from the president and owner of Source Development Inc. in this free video series.
http://www.homebuildingandrepairs.com/siding/index.html Click on this link for more interesting tips and ideas about siding, design and home building. Recently someone sent me a question about whether or not they were allowed to seal the bottom of their exterior home siding and of course that question inspired me to make a video to share my answer with everyone. If you don't plan on watching the video, I can sum it all up in one sentence and that would be to contact the manufacturer and read the installation instructions for clarification. Don't forget to visit our websites and tell your friends about these helpful videos.
http://www.homebuildingandrepairs.com/repairs/siding/index.html Click on this link for more siding repair, home building and painting video tips. I'm not suggesting that caulking large gaps or gaps larger than a quarter of an inch will always provide you with a solution to your problem, but if it's something that's bothering you, because you have pests, moisture or air entering your home through these areas, then why not give it a shot.