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[#1] Posted: 05/06/2010 - 3:41:28 PM
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What happens when the soffits and eves get wet? I have been trying my installers to fix the horrible job they did for 18months in the mean time my eves have been getting wet and going through freeze thaw. Do I need to have them replace the siding? Ohh yeah and the color is bubbling off!

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[#2] Posted: 05/06/2010 - 3:49:03 PM
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A little more information may help.

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[#3] Posted: 05/06/2010 - 3:51:30 PM
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Quote: Originally posted by Statenmom

What happens when the soffits and eves get wet? I have been trying my installers to fix the horrible job they did for 18months in the mean time my eves have been getting wet and going through freeze thaw. Do I need to have them replace the siding? Ohh yeah and the color is bubbling off!


I don't really understand the first part of your post, but I did get a call today from a person who has Hardiplank siding and it is having finish problems as well. Hardi thinks that it is a primer problem with the batch of the Hardiplank.

You might want to contact the manufacturer.....

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[#4] Posted: 05/06/2010 - 3:54:46 PM
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If you have been having to deal with your installers for 18 months, you might be better off having the local James Hardie rep come to your home to inspect it. Do you have any pics of the eaves?
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[#5] Posted: 05/06/2010 - 4:37:07 PM
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18 months and you can't get things worked out?
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[#6] Posted: 05/06/2010 - 4:40:40 PM
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Basically what is happening is when the replaced the drip edges they ripped up my ice sheild and rake edge and did not allow any of the shingles to over hang! So the water flows under the drip edge and under the eves and fascia board. Also they did not seal a joint between my roof and my chimney chase. I live were we get 300" of snow a year. I am trying to get you pics.
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[#7] Posted: 05/06/2010 - 4:57:57 PM
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I have contacted the local rep and I have asked him to come out but he doesn't seem to be interested!
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[#8] Posted: 05/06/2010 - 5:35:30 PM
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Here is a photo of what is happening! Does this need to be replaced or once the water problem is solved this hardie will be ok?

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[#9] Posted: 05/06/2010 - 5:44:37 PM
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Statenmon,

Can you take an establishing shot -- that would help greatly.

In my climate, I've never seen fiber cement materials become so deteriorated that they needed be replaced. Not unless there are installation errors with the product.

Fiber cement does not rot, but absorbs/ holds quite a bit of water. My concern would not be with the fiber cement, but with materials behind it. It sounds like ice damming, leak, and roof issues need to be addressed, materials need to be removed for further examination of hidden components, etc.

Either hire the best inspector in your area, or the best contractor you can find to go out there and determine what all needs to be done.

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[#10] Posted: 05/06/2010 - 6:28:58 PM
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The roof was new in 2007 a complete tear down and replacement. The siding was replaced in 2008. I hired a home inspector and he determined that the new drip edge was placed only under the bit and shingles. I am uploading a pic of the way the siders replaced the Flashings.
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[#11] Posted: 05/06/2010 - 6:29:12 PM
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I like fibercement but it doesn't like to be saturated and frozen. It's like freezing cheese; it's still ok but it's not the same.
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[#12] Posted: 05/06/2010 - 6:49:40 PM
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Here is the report from the home inspector. I am meeting with my HOA tomorrow. Do I need to request that they replace the effected siding or do I just let them repair it.

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[#13] Posted: 05/06/2010 - 8:08:25 PM
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Statenmon,

your link is dead. Re- name it so that there's no spaces or special symbols-- it may work then.

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