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Stefan McGuire

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  1. It looks like when the siding was replaced they shot some siding nails through the backside of the panel. It seems like if the nails would've hit anything energized there would be an obvious problem... Any suggestions on how you would react to this or what you might say to the buyer(s)??? Click to Enlarge 50.16 KB Click to Enlarge 28.26 KB
  2. There is some good general information on the EPA's website. I have found that usually a root cause is excessive humidity from within the inside of the structure. http://www.epa.gov/mold/pdfs/moldguide.pdf
  3. That one's clearly screwed up and likely to cause trouble. I'd recommend replacing it too. Then I apologize if I mischaracterized your report. If the sellers agreed to do it, then they should honor their agreement. Fair enough. There are times - like the example in the picture that you posted - where it can be a real issue. In my opinion, though, it's just not a real issue in most cases. Thanks Brandon. Thanks for your response Jim, I completely agree, there are multiple factors that will inevitably decide if this ever becomes an issue down the road. As yo
  4. Yeah, that's right to a point; but saying they need to be replaced? He's pushing the credibility envelope there. Someday he's going to get called out by a builder, end up in court and then a siding manufacturer's tech rep is going to be called in by the other side as a witness and the tech rep will say something like, "Yeah, we liked those pics so we borrowed them from so-and-so. Sure, sloped flashings work better, but the truth is we don' t have any data anywhere to prove that flat flashings aren't working. We'll still honor the warranty on that product." Then he'll walk out with so much eg
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