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Old 05-17-2012, 01:37 PM   #1
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I am one of the Masonite victims of the 1980"s. I have had an independent company (eval only) do a report on my house problems which seem to magnify daily. The rotten masonite has caused windows/frames to also rot and leak. The house is contemporary and has never had gutters, nor was the proper overhang put on the roof......thus a large mess of rotted windows, siding and perhaps some framework and mold. Repairs have bee from $125,000 to $275. I love my home and wish to stay.

I have had three contractors-companies out to give me bids. Two recommend hardie siding while one says smart board, due to the no gutter. The roof is being redone with the overhang.

My initial question is hardie or smart board.....and why.

Thank you all from a woman feeling taken advantage of-

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i would ask each of the contractors why they pick one of those products over the other and see what they say. Do some research online first before discussing with the contractors

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I am one of the Masonite victims of the 1980"s. I have had an independent company (eval only) do a report on my house problems which seem to magnify daily. The rotten masonite has caused windows/frames to also rot and leak. The house is contemporary and has never had gutters, nor was the proper overhang put on the roof......thus a large mess of rotted windows, siding and perhaps some framework and mold. Repairs have bee from $125,000 to $275. I love my home and wish to stay.

I have had three contractors-companies out to give me bids. Two recommend hardie siding while one says smart board, due to the no gutter. The roof is being redone with the overhang.

My initial question is hardie or smart board.....and why.

Thank you all from a woman feeling taken advantage of-

you really can't put the entire blame on the Masonite,anything and i mean anything is reliant on the proper details
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No overhang, no gutters and lack of maintenance are the things that come to mind before I think about products failures.
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How big a house is this? For that kind of price you may as well have a whole new house built.
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