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Old 05-14-2012, 03:52 PM   #1
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I recently moved in a newly renovated home. As I sat in my backyard for the first time I notice a diagonal pattern of bumps in the siding. I immediately was alarmed so we went to check the inside and the microwave and oven were both up against this wall not to mention their were similar bumps on the wall. What could be the problem and can it be fixed? We had the home inspected. Would the inspection company take some of the responsibility?


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Old 05-14-2012, 04:02 PM   #2
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Several things to check.

The thickness of the siding. Some of the cheap stuff is paper thin and telegraphs every imperfection in the sheathing.

Proper fastening technique. If the nails were driven tight to the sheathing the vinyl may be buckling as it expands and contracts with temperature changes.

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As far as the Inspection Company being liable you would have to start with identifying the problem first. If it is Jimmy and you have to pay to have him removed then you might have a case. If it just cosmetic due to poor material selection, you probably don't have much of an argument.

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Welcome to the forum facedema.

How about posting a picture or two so we can see what you see.
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:30 PM   #4
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the bumps are probably the lap joints in the vinyl siding. Look at it from another angle and you might see the seams in the siding.
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The lone framer might be right if the bumps are uniform and following a pattern but it is most likely improper installation. When installing vinyl siding the nails must be placed dead center and 1/8" off the vinyl to allow movement. Also check to make sure they did not caulk the seams. That will also restrict the movement. It could also be cause by heat warping. That can be caused by a neighbors window reflecting the suns rays and heating up the vinyl which will also cause bumps. The manufacturer will have a disclaimer against that. If you have the money i would recommend changing to hardie siding (cement board). It will increase the R-value of your home by R-2.
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Quote:
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It will increase the R-value of your home by R-2.
are you sure?

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For someone that owns a siding and trim company you should know it's not a lie. You must sub everything out.
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you show me where Hardie has an r2 and i will retact that
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You should be up to date on the products you install. You should read qualified remodeler or remodeling magazine. It will help with being date on the different products out their. Answer this, what does the R mean? You might just want to keep installing. For having 26 years of experience of not knowing what yiu install.
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http://www.jameshardie.com/builder/pdf/ner-405.pdf


maybe i can help,check page 31

siding industry is rife with people making claims about r values and energy savings that are not true
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Never heard anybody try to sell hardi by promoting the R value.
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i'm still not sure if i should keep subbing or installing
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Call your supplier and please read the journal of light conatruction as well as the other magazines i recommended. You should really be up to date on this, since you say your in the biz. Remember this site is DIY chatroom
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So JLC has info that the manufacturer doesn't?
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You should start selling to that way.

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