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Old 03-18-2012, 03:12 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by GBR in WA View Post
A few things I noticed: Your link at Hardie shows corner trim over the siding, acceptable at outside corners, not inside. My link shows it installed first, before the siding- HZ10: http://www.jameshardie.com/homeowner...nkLapSiding.py

You are missing the starter strip under the first (bottom) course- to cant that for looks and water.

Check for a joint flash of "waterproof" material, or WRB, which per code, could be 15# asphalt coated paper or felt (different)material. I interpret that as waterproof- #30 paper is not waterproof- starts at 5 perms and opens to 30 perms, the wetter it gets. To hold them to the warranty- use "waterproof" material, not WRB material.

"James Hardie recommends 6-in. wide flashing that overlaps the course
below by 1 in. Some local building codes may require different size flashing.
Joint-flashing material must be durable, waterproof materials that do not
react with cement products. Examples of suitable material include finished
coil stock and code compliant water-resistive barriers. Other products may
also be suitable."
From: http://www.jameshardie.com/pdf/USTB_...utt-Joints.pdf

Using caulking with your siding voids the warranty as stated in all the instructions:

"Summary of James Hardie’s position:
• HardiePlank lap siding with ColorPlus technology- Joint
flashing behind field butt joints is required, the use of
caulk will not be warranted."

Thank you.....I've veiwed and printed everything I could get off of the JH website. I really think this supervisor knows that the job was not done according to manufactures' recommendation. I'm wondering if they would basically have to start over from the beginning doing to do it the correct way. I'm anxious to find out what his response to me is going to be next week. A JH rep. is coming on Tuesday and will be able to tell me more I'm sure. This is such a mess......


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Old 03-18-2012, 07:48 PM   #32
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i have a feeling the rep will pretty much say they wont warrenty the product based on the install.. as for the installers if they do anything their gonna lose their shirt
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:29 PM   #33
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The J.H. Rep should do a thorough inspection along with a review of the original contract wording. They should also supply you (if not, make sure to request one), a written report on the installation evaluation (listing all observations and concerns + anything that is not according to industry standard and/or J.H. standards).

The Rep should also list his qualifications, such as certifications, position within the company, etc.

That document will be your entire argument (within any scope of future discussions, whether they be arbitrational or legal).

(Just to Clarify - I am stating these points, not from being on the wrong end of things, rather, I have many times been called-in, as the individual who does the onsite inspections & written evaluations on improper installations, poor construction design, material failures, shoddy workmanship, etc.)

As previously stated, I truly do hope that all - can be properly resolved.


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