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Old 08-25-2010, 01:31 AM   #1
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I am so stressed out about this! We have a Marlette manufactured home, a bit south of Ketchum, Idaho. It has HardiPlank siding on it, and it was new in 2003 and built on a foundation. The first owner was the Fire Chief and his family--we're the second owners.

The fascia is starting to come apart up by the eaves! I am so stressed! I called Marlette and they take no responsibility whatsoever for it!

Additionally, the original paint is peeling terribly from the HardiPlank siding. I called them as well, because the paint is supposed to have a 10 or 15 year guarantee. Again, a company that takes no responsibility for this!

Can anyone please advise me as to how this fascia problem can be fixed? Do we hire someone in construction or a handyman or what? Any details you could give me would be very helpful, as I sure don't know what to do! We need to get this done before Idaho weather starts changing! (I'm going to try to attach a couple of pix)

Thank you so much for any help!!!
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Old 08-26-2010, 02:42 PM   #2
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Call a Handyman or General/remodel Company to replace it with real solid wood. Be sure to back prime and cover all 6 sides. You are getting moisture/water there somehow..... The drip-cap looks like the problem.... I hope the soffit vent has metal hardware cloth inside to keep rodents out.

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Thank you, Gary, for your reply!!! I really appreciate your input and your helpful suggestions.

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You're welcome! That's why we're here. Have whoever caulk next to the window, near top, also.

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They go cheap, cheap with manufactured homes. If you have hardi siding that sounds a little premature unless water is the culprit there also. Sometimes there are clas action judgements and recalls on building materials. It wouldn't hurt to do a web search. My mother-in-law got reimbursed for a siding gone bad on her mobile home due to a recall.
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