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I am in the process of slowly residing my house. My plan was to so one side at a time. I just removed about 10 feet of siding and the whole wall is exposed. Now my house is 70 years old and I have 1x6 T&G sheathing under the old siding, some of which is not installed perfect and there are areas that have small gaps.

Ok so the problem, 9 months ago we had a insulation company do "blow in insulation" upon inspection of this now that the siding is off the sections I am looking at between studs are maybe only 50% full of this blow in insulation.

Like I said my plan was to install one side of siding at a time to keep costs down on my end. But now that this has come up it makes me almost want to rip off all my siding so everything is visible to get the insulation guys back out here to fill it up correctly. I paid quite a bit of money for this blow in insulation. I am sure they will argue with me and try to refuse to re-do it, but the good thing about this is I had it done though the city I live in, they have a list of approved contractors and the city foots a portion of the bill, so if the contractor wont do it I am sure if I contact the city they may encourage the contractor to help me out.
 

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Contact the contractor that initially did the work, have a supervisor from the company come and have a look at what you currently have exposed. If they are recommended by the city you have the leverage of informing the city of the bad workmanship and they will chance losing the city endorsement. I am sure that this being understood the contractor should make good on the job.

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