So great to be back working on the house. We've been busy with landscaping, assembling swing sets, pools, etc. I've looked forward to finally siding the south side of the house that connects to the deck. I'm able to side right over the existing Hardie Board. I back primed the first 3 courses since there can be occasional splashing on the deck during heavy rain storms. This really brings everything together. Now, the entire house has cedar siding.