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Improperly installed plank siding may erode

Q. I have Hardy plank siding that has been affected by water because the boards are touching the roof. This has caused water to seep further into the boards. Can I use a small circular saw and cut a quarter inch off the boards then seal the ends with that rubber spray I see on television?

CHRIS, BY E-MAIL

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