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Old 07-25-2008, 09:01 AM   #1
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Water coming in the house and a leak


The sidings of my house was replaced by hardiplank. We had a big storm this week and noticed one side of the house, water are coming in the house by almost all the windows, and there is a leak on the 2nd floor of the room.

This never happened to the house were I've been living for 17 years?

Is it something to do on how the hardiplank was intalled?

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Old 07-25-2008, 09:14 AM   #2
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I would have to say yes, I didn't happen before, Please take a few pictures of the troubled area and with the contractors on the site we will be able to guide you in the right direction, BOB

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I will do that and send it to you.
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Yes, if it happened at more than one window, there's a high probablility that it has something to do with the new siding job. You should not try to make the repairs yourself, and should hold the contractor that did the work liable for the water infiltration.
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You should not try to make the repairs yourself, and should hold the contractor that did the work liable for the water infiltration.
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It's a bit tricky getting the new siding to cover the gaps around windows and doors properly. First, he must insulate the gap with foam, then caulk. It has to be a very good fit for there not to be leaking of some kind but some know the proper caulk to use.

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