Posted on May 4, 2020 by iwano@_84
I get called almost daily to help people deal with failing exteriors problems in our area. The main problems we see with siding is typically related to LP Siding, Weyhauser Siding, T1-11 siding and Maisonite siding. These materials are all made of chip board and laminated together. That means your siding material is only as good as the glue that binds the wood chips.
Over time during the heating cooling and wet seasons the boards can start to de laminate causing your homes exterior to fall a part. This usually takes 12 or more years to occur and maintenance can play a roll in this failure.
If you look at the siding on your home you may notice it starting to crumble on the edges or starting to absorb water.
The simple truth is that once this starts to happen your problems will most likely start to compound. The failing … Read More
Posted on May 3, 2020 by iwano@_84
If you have ever lived in a home with T-111 siding, you have probably experienced wood rot. There are two leading causes of wood rot on T-111. The first is the paint drying out and absorbing moisture. The second is water finding an entrance due to a caulk joint failure. This occurs around windows, doors and at the seams. The steps listed below are what to look for and how to repair it. This article is specific to a chimney repair but can be applied to other areas. In this specific repair, we will be replacing the T-111 with a Hardie type panel and trim.
1. First, inspect the chimney. More than likely the bottom of the T-111, where the panel meets the roof deck, will be suspect. Poke around the perimeter with a screw driver to determine the extent of any damage. At this stage, you can only find … Read More