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 Post subject: Panel of Siding
PostPosted: Fri April 13, 2018 1:58 pm 
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It was really windy overnight and kept hearing banging against the house. This morning I checked what it could be. Tree branches, maybe? But no, didn't think they were within reach of the house. It was a Panel of Siding come loose. Guys, what does one do about this? Is this normal for new homes? I can't reach it and don't have a ladder. Should I call the builder with the builder's warranty, or just be a man and find a way to do-it-myself? He's already coming on the 30th to fix the leak in the bathtub overflow.


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 Post subject: Re: Panel of Siding
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What type of siding?


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 Post subject: Re: Panel of Siding
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HeyGuys wrote:
What type of siding?

Vinyl I think. Looks like this:
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 Post subject: Re: Panel of Siding
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I don't have any experience with replacing that, just wood siding. I'd just ask the builder to take a look at it.


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 Post subject: Re: Panel of Siding
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have the hunk of a handyman fix it

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 Post subject: Re: Panel of Siding
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dude if you have a warranty, use it

also ask them why you don't have gutters ...

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 Post subject: Re: Panel of Siding
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dude if you have a warranty, use it

also ask them why you don't have gutters ...

I'm going to. I looked into that. Gutters are a sham.


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 Post subject: Re: Panel of Siding
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as someone that once paid ~$10,000 for a black mold remediation (due to the previous owner), I can tell you that proper water drainage is arguably the most important thing you monitor for your house. that means:

have gutters
have downspouts that take the water away from the house
have proper grading
have a sump pump
have a de-humidifier in the basement running at all times

don't let it happen to you

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 Post subject: Re: Panel of Siding
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How does a house pass inspection without gutters?

That is so bizarre to me.


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 Post subject: Re: Panel of Siding
PostPosted: Sat April 14, 2018 12:29 am 
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Also, vinyl siding is super easy to pop back in place. But, make your dopey builder fix it.


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 Post subject: Re: Panel of Siding
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Yeah dudes I live on top a hill basically the water runs away from the house. There is a minor problem area in the front yard but I'll address this eventually. I don't have a basement or crawl space and the roof overhangs over a foot


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 Post subject: Re: Panel of Siding
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there's no time... just raze the house and rebuild

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 Post subject: Re: Panel of Siding
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Also there's a sort of drainage hose leading outta the yard. You know gutters actually tend to cause alot of issues in and of themselves. I think this builder knew what he was doing but I will be sure to ask him if he's a moron face to face when he comes on the 30th and I will keep you posted


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i suggest you pull a gun on him just to see how he handles it

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continue discussion here:

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