Regarding those horizontal "trim boards" you sometimes see on the very bottom edge of a horizontal clapboarded house:
I guess they are put there to make a nice "finished" appearance.
Having new siding being put up on our typical 3 bedroom split.
Having trouble deciding if we want these boards, or not. Thought I'd ask -
Any opinions on ? Do most houses, when new siding is put up, use them ?
Do they collect water on the top edge, or is it just better to Not have them and allow the rain water to run off more easily ?
Also, I guess the most important question: Should flashing be used around (the top) of this board to prevent rain water from collecting, or seeping in, there ?