Q. I am remodeling in a development in which the houses all have mitered outside corners on beveled siding. How can I match this detail without inviting failure?

A.In the interests of keeping the original appearance, I would wrap an 18-inch strip of roofing felt around the corner so that any leakage through the joint would not reach the sheathing or corner post. The mitered ends of the siding should be sealed with paint as they are applied, and the finished joint caulked.