Hi there, so I was trying to understand the potential pitfalls with properly doing hardiplank. I have lost my ability to go look at the house, with the "stay at home" order , and I would have to cross state lines to go view the place. So my contractor is still pushing forward with the siding this week. We are not doing horizontal hardiplank. We wanted the look where we have vertical pieces of trim, to give the house more of a contemporary feel. So it looks like he is doing larger sheets of Hardiplank, and then I guess they put down the vertical strips on top to give it the look. I'm trying to determine what are the key things with putting hardi down in this manner. How do you protect the joints where the sheets meet together. I have read a little bit about what are the do's and don'ts of hardiplank. I wanted to see if anyone on this forum would have advice about laying hardiplank sheets, and how to handle the joints between the sheets. The Hardi is going down right on the tyvek wrap, which looks like it is okay to do. It doesn't sound like you need flashing on the joints, but wanted to get some opinions.