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How to Address Problems with CertainTeed Weatherboard Siding

Defective CertainTeed Weatherboard Fiber Cement Siding LawsuitHow to Address Problems with CertainTeed Weatherboard Siding? When it comes to maintaining the aesthetic charm and structural integrity of your home, the siding is a critical component. However, homeowners who have opted for CertainTeed Weatherboard Siding have experienced a range of issues that can compromise not just the look, but also the safety and value of their property. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into the various problems associated with CertainTeed Weatherboard siding and explore practical solutions to address these challenges.

Recognizing the Signs of Siding Failure

Deterioration of siding materials can manifest in several ways. Being vigilant about spotting the early signs can save you from costly repairs down the line:

  • Swelling or Warping: Exposure to moisture can cause fiber cement siding to absorb water, leading to noticeable swelling and warping over time.
  • Paint Deterioration: One of the telltale signs of an underlying problem is paint that chips, peels, or fades prematurely.
  • Cracking or Fracturing: Hairline cracks can develop into more significant fractures, a clear indication that the siding’s integrity is compromised.

Underlying Causes of Weatherboard Deterioration

Several factors contribute to the degradation of CertainTeed Weatherboard siding:

  1. Improper Installation: According to industry experts, incorrect installation methods can leave siding vulnerable to environmental damage.
  2. Moisture Intrusion: Siding that does not effectively repel water can suffer from rot, mold, and structural damage.
  3. Inferior Product Design: Some product lines may have inherent design flaws that lead to a shortened lifespan and performance issues.

Seeking Recourse for Damaged Siding

Homeowners who have encountered problems with their CertainTeed Weatherboard siding may have legal options. CertainTeed has faced lawsuits due to the performance of their siding products, resulting in a class-action settlement that provided recourse for affected individuals. It is imperative to understand your rights and seek out necessary compensation.

CertainTeed Weatherboard Damage

Steps to Take for Damage Assessment on CertainTeed Weatherboard Siding

  • Gather evidence of the defects, including photographs and detailed notes.
  • Contact a professional inspector to evaluate the extent of the damage.
  • Review warranty documents and understand the coverage scope.

Mitigation and Repair Strategies

Addressing the issues with your siding promptly can prevent further damage and maintain your home’s value:

  1. Professional Remediation: Enlist the services of a certified contractor with experience in siding repair and replacement.
  2. Upgraded Materials: Consider replacing damaged sections with higher-quality materials that offer enhanced durability and weather resistance, such as those highlighted by Consumer Reports.
  3. Maintenance Routine: Establish a consistent maintenance schedule to catch and address minor issues before they escalate.

Protecting your home is a top priority, and siding plays a pivotal role in that protection. By understanding the common issues associated with CertainTeed Weatherboard siding and taking proactive steps, you can ensure the longevity and beauty of your home’s exterior. If you’re dealing with siding problems, remember that prompt action can make all the difference. Consult with professionals, explore your legal options, and consider upgrading to more reliable siding solutions to safeguard your residence against the elements.

Siding defects in CertainTeed weatherboard

Weatherboard cracks

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Colleen Hass
Colleen Hass
Choose this company for you siding, you won't be sorry! The owner Ian, is far and above best contractor I have ever worked with. Excels at communication, follow up and explains everything in a friendly non-pressure way. I interviewed three other contractors, before settling on Elite. I knew I would be in good hands for this huge investment with Ian as he was genuine and sincere about providing the best result. Both the siding and the paint crew are top notch professionals, with a great work ethic and attention to detail, they are Hardie trained so you can be sure the installation was done to the highest standard and it shows! We went from ugly worn out 20 year vinyl to James Hardie siding, and the difference astounding, very very happy with what feels like a new house now.
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Colton O’Neill
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Adam Tuck
Adam Tuck
My home has a fairly complex exterior, and we were looking to re-side the home as we were dealing with constant issues of water intrusion. I was searching the greater Portland/Vancouver area for Siding Contractors for Hardie Siding, as we really just wanted something that would hold up against the elements and protect us in the case of any nearby fires (we’re close to some woods). After meeting Ian from Elite Home Exteriors, we decided to go with him and we couldn’t have been happier that we decided to go with him as out Siding Contractor. We had additional problems from the water damage too, and the folks he recommended were also top notch. Ian and team are a James Hardie Elite Preferred Siding Contractor, which means basically that he’s passed the highest certification for installing James Hardie siding products. I would work with him again, but based on his fit and finish, I probably won’t need to! Thanks Ian!
D Gray (DGray)
D Gray (DGray)
Working with Ian and his company was an absolute pleasure. I currently own 2 homes and have had 3 previous houses, so I’ve had experience with many contractors over the last 20 years and most are not good. My husband and I had a water intrusion issue (undisclosed to us during a house purchase) that we subsequently discovered for ourselves 6 months later in the rainy season. After meeting with many contactors to figure out how to execute the repair, we decided that their prices were outrageous even for just a patch job and we decided to do the right thing and replace all the wood siding with Hardie plank. My husband found Ian online, and we met with him. He is excellent at communication, through emails/text and/or phone calls. He was always pleasant to meet with and didn’t talk to me as if I was a dumb homeowner, which happens quite a bit in this industry. He was happy to answer all my questions and work with us on a documented design for adding architectural details so there was no questions on how the job would look. He and his crew were always punctual and professional. They finished the job ahead of schedule and did everything promised. Honestly, the water intrusion situation was very stressful, but Ian made it a pleasure to get resolved. I am so happy that we went with him and have had excellent results. My high-strung HOA was even happy about his work and gave us a compliment. I wholeheartedly recommend him, and I would be happy to talk to anyone wanting a reference about our pleasant experience. It isn’t every day that such a huge job is completed with such ease and professionalism. I 100% recommend working with Ian and Elite Home Exteriors NW – you won’t be disappointed!
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roxanne sutton
The South wall of the house had rot and cut siding from a previous connected wood deck. Ian was a pleasure to work with and a consummate professional from start to finish. He answered detailed questions, gave me several options to fit within my budget. Ian communicated with me throughout the process, and was accommodating when I requested more detail, or a change during planning phase. His crew shows up on schedule, were friendly and courteous of my property, and cleaned up thoroughly before leaving. The job was completed quickly and within budget. The new siding and paint is an asset to this house and exceeds my expectations. I enjoyed working with Ian, and would recommend Elite Home Exteriors NW to anyone considering a siding update for their home.
Justin Acciavatti
Justin Acciavatti
Glad I hired Ian and his team to replace siding on the south-facing side of my house. Communication with Ian throughout project was as good as any contractor I've worked with. The work was done well, went smoothly, just what you want. Also glad to see them not show up in expensive vehicle wrapped graphics, etc that the customer pays for. I'll have more siding to do on my house and will hire them again.
Lori Clark
Lori Clark
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Keith Belshaw
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Brendan Greenen
Brendan Greenen
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Kosal Sam
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