Soon, we will have our roof redone and there are several dormers. The roofer will take off the asbestos and fiber cement siding on the sides/walls of the dormers to install new flashing (old Colonial home). Therefore, we have to purchase new packages of fiber cement siding. The match is GAF Weatherside wavy edge, comes in pkgs of 18 pieces about 18" long approx. Roofers will reinstall any good pieces of fiber cement siding and the new. We found there's a lot of waste with the product when we replaced broken ones a few years ago because of all the sharp angles of the dormers, cutting many pieces to fit and they break easy. The whole house has the wavy edge siding.
I'd like some advice on my thoughts...
Maybe, I should find larger fiber cement board siding and forget about dealing with all these little pieces to fit and less waist, maybe less money and less seams for water to penetrate?
Not sure of the cost on that compared to the single siding pieces or what brand types to consider?
And/or...we hate the edge lines on dormers where the siding meets the roof lines because it's not a clean neat edge like with plastic siding; we can see the flashing on all the edge lines and it looks sloppy. We could also get a few of the straight edge fiber cement siding and put that on the last course against the roof lines that might make it look neater? (maybe your suppose to see the flashing a bit so the siding doesn't but up against the roof line, IDK)?
Advice on best place/price to purchase this siding? It's expensive and contractor doesn't supply it so I'm stuck with Home Depot special order and all the extra parts to match in Massachusetts.
Thanks for any advice.