Hi - this is Lindy (new to the forum). I'm a residential builder in Michigan. I work primarily in a historical assembly -either renovating 100 year old cottages or building new ones that look old.

I have a request that is bothering me - I have been asked to miter the corners of dutch lap siding. Based on all of the houses/cottages that I've seen - a corner trim is the norm. So, I have two questions:

1) What is the correct/historical outside/inside corner when using dutch lap siding?

2) If it is a correct application to miter the corners, what material would you recommend? I would really need something stable to withstand the elements of Lake Michigan weather.

Thanks so much and I look forward to all of your input!!!

Lindy Olechnowicz
Platinum Development Builders