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Defective Wood Siding
Editor In Chief, United Home Improvement
Is My Wood Siding Defective?
There are several concerns that could arise with exterior wood
siding that may be signs of defective wood. It is important for home
owners to inspect their siding for the following conditions:
• Not Holding Paint
If you are noticing any of these symptoms, your wood siding may be
defective. You should immediately find out what type of wood you are
dealing with. This information can usually be obtained from the
builder, the lumberyard that supplied your builder, or the
The siding manufacturer is typically located on the backside of the
siding. You may have to remove a part of your siding to get this
information. If you can't find it there, you should contact the
builder. Also, often times a neighbor with similar siding will be
able to answer to some of your questions.
Once you have identified the manufacturer, you will need to get in
contact with them: generally by phone or letter. Most definitely a
manufacturer will stand by their product. Assuming that the siding
was installed correctly, the manufacturer should be able to resolve
your problem. Homeowners are encouraged to research any issues
related to defective wood siding.