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Old 05-14-2011, 01:34 PM   #31
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I am the 2nd homeowner. So does the lifetime warranty the manufacturer gave transfer to any owner?
Lifetime turns into a 50 year prorated warranty for new “owners”.

It’s all there in the link including a toll free number for more info.

I’ll leave reading all the fine print for you.

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Lifetime turns into a 50 year prorated warranty for new “owners”.

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That's a great thing for me then. 50 yrs prorated. Yeah these are definitely defective. I'm sure they have to send someone out to look at them first.
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Lifetime turns into a 50 year prorated warranty for new “owners”.

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oh oh

Copy of Proof of Purchase verifying what products were purchased or installed showing the date of purchase or installation. This can be either a dated product sales receipt, or other proof of purchase. We also require a copy of the property title or deed.

Title or deed isn't a problem, but the 1st one is. I might have to ask the builder for this info, they built it in 1996.
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hmm that is strange,judging from the pics i don't think the nails are the problem,is this localized to the back of the house?is there another house close to this wall? have they changed their windows in the last few years? if they did was it after they did that you noticed the problem?
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hmm that is strange,judging from the pics i don't think the nails are the problem,is this localized to the back of the house?is there another house close to this wall? have they changed their windows in the last few years? if they did was it after they did that you noticed the problem?


Strange indeed, but just for the sake of discussion lets assume all of the answers to your questions are yes. What’s the diagnosis Doc? Enquiring minds want to know.
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i know that the regularity in the spotting looks like a nail problem if you look closely you will see there is spotting in the ''dummy'' courses where there are no nails

could possibly be a thermal reflection issue,i don't think it's a factory defect as the spotting wouldn't be all in a line when it's installed on the wall

hard to say though
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I agree with Tom and the OP, the nails below are causing it. Possible thermal bridging, as mentioned, though I have never seen that before other than ghosting with steel studs inside, pp. 10, 11: http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=...BiEiG1lHFDd9yA

Are the nails under the vinyl exposed, or covered with a housewrap?

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Gary,i don't think the nails under the siding could ever get hot enough to cause thermal damage,i know the regularity looks like thats the problem but i don't think it's phisicaly possible
press down on the spot,you should be able to feel where the nails are
possible the nails where not driven far enough in

i have seen condensation form on the panel where the nail heads are but thats a different matter

it could also be from water infiltration coming from the weep holes but again they would never line up verticaly when the siding is installed,same thing if it was a factory defect

like i said it's hard to say without being there,but iv'e seen some wacky thermal reflection damage from low e windows before

you need to get a rep to look at this

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hmm that is strange,judging from the pics i don't think the nails are the problem,is this localized to the back of the house?is there another house close to this wall? have they changed their windows in the last few years? if they did was it after they did that you noticed the problem?
no windows were changed recently. The spots appear everywhere but in the front of the home.
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I agree with Tom and the OP, the nails below are causing it. Possible thermal bridging, as mentioned, though I have never seen that before other than ghosting with steel studs inside, pp. 10, 11: http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=...BiEiG1lHFDd9yA

Are the nails under the vinyl exposed, or covered with a housewrap?

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nails are not exposed.
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Gary,i don't think the nails under the siding could ever get hot enough to cause thermal damage,i know the regularity looks like thats the problem but i don't think it's phisicaly possible
press down on the spot,you should be able to feel where the nails are
possible the nails where not driven far enough in

i have seen condensation form on the panel where the nail heads are but thats a different matter

it could also be from water infiltration coming from the weep holes but again they would never line up verticaly when the siding is installed,same thing if it was a factory defect

like i said it's hard to say without being there,but iv'e seen some wacky thermal reflection damage from low e windows before

you need to get a rep to look at this
the siding manufacturer rep? they want me to cut a piece of an affected area and mail it to them. not sure what section I would use.
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maybe instead of the siding you can send a few pictures
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Can you pop off the lower edge and look behind the siding to see if the spot is on the backside?
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