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#401711 - 02/20/12 08:27 PM Failing Composite siding in Washington State
limeyx Offline
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Registered: 02/20/12
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Loc: WA
Sorry for the duplicate! I posted this in the Buying section before I saw this section!

Hi,

I am new here and just had an inspection on a house in Woodinville, WA, build in 1994

During the inspection, it was noted that the horizontal composite siding (brand currently unknown ) had water damage that was basically the bottom of each exposed horizontal slat was Damaged.


The damage was from swelling up and contracting, so the paint was chipping off, and you get kind of a serrated feel to it.

Our inspector said ideally immediately replace, but if we leave it for say 10 years or so, the worst that could happen is the siding deteriorates, but no water should enter the house.

I have been doing some reading, and I am no longer sure about the water entry part of it. I dont mind leaving the siding until it for sure has to be replaced, but I for sure dont want water intrusion/frame damage.

Does anyone have any experience with this ?
Thanks,

Nick

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#401714 - 02/20/12 09:30 PM Re: Failing Composite siding in Washington State [Re: limeyx]
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I think you're talking about some "composite clapboards" that are typically referred to as "Masonite". It's really not much more than pressed cardboard, or fibreboard; and it is expected that it will be protected from water by a coat of paint . . . . and not submerged below a snowbank that, when it melts, will inundate the clapboards, and turn it to mush.

Is there paint on the Clapboards? The damage you're describing sounds like it's due to the lack of paint along the drip edge of the Masonite, and water has been allowed to soak into it.

The paint is what keeps water from being absorbed by the Masonite. If it is allowed to dry out, it can probably be re-painted. If it has deteriorated too much, then no paint will bring it back to looking like new.

I don't think water will penetrate it until it is really falling apart, or if water is allowed to travel behind or under it.

Whatever you do, get a coat of paint on it! Don't just allow it to deteriorate further over the next 10 years.



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#401717 - 02/20/12 10:48 PM Re: Failing Composite siding in Washington State [Re: Vermont]
limeyx Offline
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Registered: 02/20/12
Posts: 8
Loc: WA
Thanks so much! it is painted. I wish I had a photo but I dont have the report yet from the inspector as we just inspected yesterday.

I think it is likely Masonite or similar, but I am not 100% sure.

I am fine repainting, but the inspector said the only way to really prolong the life is to put a waterproof sealant under the drip lip of each slat, and for the extra life it will give the siding, just not worth it (due to the labor involved)

I guess I am just concerned that water will enter the bottoms of the slats, work its way up and then enter the house. It's already 18 years old, so for sure nearing the end of its life I guess even though its only the bottom edges of the slats that appear compromised.

replacing siding (although expensive) is one thing, but dealing with a bunch of water leaks is something I'd rather not be doing !!

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