I'm re-siding my home in hardiplank and am going to us a 1x6 rakeboard
under the Gables. Most of the homes I've seen have the siding
installed first and then a thin rake board applied over top... with
lap siding this creats a small triangular void that would seem to be a
haven for insects..
Does anyone every install the Rake board first and use a 3/4 or 1"
stock and then "kill" the siding into the rake board, similar to how
you tie the siding into corner boards?
I'm sorry I can't help you, but maybe someone else can help both of
us. I just bought a new townhome and the HOA paperwork says we need
to paint the RAKEBOARD.
What the heck is a rakeboard? Is it a pain to paint a rakeboard?
email@example.com (Nordic4Sale) wrote in message
it can be done either way.
I prefer to install a 1x2 under the rake board (2" up)
then butt (kill) the siding to the 1x2 and place the rake board over the
No voids for insects this way
and water will run over the siding
(instead of into the rake board / channel joint)
think like a rain drop!
everything above should overlap (like steps)
guaranteed not to leak.
A rake board is simply the board that is applied to the wall and runs
along the underside of the gable over hang... it's similar to a Frieze
Board that runs along the top of a side wave with an eave overhang...
just a different name because it follows the "rake" of the gable wall.
andrew firstname.lastname@example.org (Drew) wrote in message
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