Siding repair

JLS1987May 10, 2012

We are utilizing a contractor to repair some rotted Masonite siding on our house. He just installed roughly 8 sheets of new siding (Masonite equivalent/match from Lowe's) and every piece has a slight tear/crack at the bottom right-hand corner (not very deep at all but they all penetrate the outside material). When I asked the contractor about it and that we wanted these replaced, he said this is normal and was caused by the band holding the stack of siding together and happens all the time. He indicated when they prep/caulk prior to painting, there will be no risk of future water damage. He did agree to replace two of the eight sheets as these were slightly indented more than the others but said the others were completely fine. He said he would warrant the others for 10 years.

Does it sound reasonable that a tear to the outside material poses no additional risk given that we are paying for NEW replacement siding? Thanks for any feedback to see if we are being unreasonable in our request to replace it all.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Not in my book, will he give you the warranty in writing and include material, installation and finishing costs as well as anything else that may be damaged as a result? From my perspective this is exactly why you do not deal with Lowes and or HD, this should not have been sold as is nor should the store have accepted a damaged product (unless the incompetent help at the store damaged it).

    Bookmark   May 10, 2012 at 12:02PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Dangerous letting that type of thing go with masonite. Dangerous!

    Bookmark   May 24, 2012 at 8:48PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

With the big box stores you really need to pick the undamaged pieces. Other people sort and put the bad pieces back on the top. Sounds like your contractor took pieces off the top. He could have cut the bad section off before he installed the pieces. Warranties are only good if the contractor honors it or are still in business. Get it fixed to your satisfaction before you paid for the job.

    Bookmark   May 26, 2012 at 9:23AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
How to safely pull down attic stairs in 12' ceiling
Hello all, I am buying a house with 12' ceilings and...
Pouring a new driveway
Hello everyone, first time poster. I'm ready to sign...
Can you clear my doubt about home security system?
I have a home security system installed recently. Do...
T1-11 siding: Replacing rusted z-flashing?
I have several questions about z-flashing for T1-11...
How to fix 1" gaps in drywall seams?
We recently bought our home (build in 1938). One of...
Sponsored Products
Scaffold Three Story Rolling Scaffold Tower
Beyond Stores
Lap 2 Door/2 Drawer Credenza by Blu Dot
$2,399.00 | Lumens
Transitional Rubbed Dark Bronze 1-light Outdoor Wall Fixture
Black Lawn & Log Cart
$79.99 | zulily
Tile Saws Cutters & Accessories: MD Building Products Building Materials 4 in.
Home Depot
SmartShield Protectant Spray
$39.50 | FRONTGATE
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™