The other day I got an interesting call from one of craftsmen saying, “You gotta come out here and see this!” So I grabbed the video camera and went to the site and you will not believe what we found! Most people don’t think much of it, but poor siding installation will cause wood rot and other damage to your home.
This house had siding replaced a few years back by a very large, reputable company. While most of the work was pretty solid, they missed one little spot which caused a disaster inside and cost a lot of money to repair.
The homeowner luckily saw this when they went to replace their carpet, otherwise the problem would have worsened. They removed a corner cabinet and peeled back the carpet, only to see the wall and floor were wet and rotted. This problem with their siding was completely out of sight to these homeowners, as it did not appear anything anything was out of place.
How Poor Siding Installation Causes Wood Rot
When the siding was replaced, they missed a cap on the corner of the home, allowing water to seep down underneath the siding for years. Going unnoticed, the walls and floors were rotted. Unfortunately, another homeowner horror-story was in the making. But never worry, ProMaster Home Repair and Handyman is on the scene!
How ProMaster Repairs Wood Rot
To repair this problem, we had to replace the damaged subfloor and the floorboards as well as s cut out the wall, replace the framing and insulation.
Interior wood rot repair
Make Sure to Research Your Home Repair Company!
This just goes to show that you can’t choose a company, no matter how reputable without the proper research. I suggest everyone read our article, Three Golden Rules for Better Home Improvement to educate yourself before contracting any company to work on your home.
If you have had siding work done in the past 5 years, I’d suggest you go out and check your home for problems like this. Replacing the cap or repairing some flashing is much easier and a lot cheaper than waiting a few years to find out your floors and walls are rotted and ruined. To see the effects of neglected maintenance or small construction defects left unresolved, take a look at some of our other articles and videos:
Do You Have a Siding or Wood Rot Problem Like This?
Exterior wood rot repair
If you find any problems like this, contact ProMaster and we will be out there in a hurry to stop any further damage from occurring! Call ProMaster Home Repair and 513-724-0539, visit us on the web at www.MasterMyList.com and as always, we’d love to be your friend on Facebook, keyword “ProMaster Craftsmen”.