Category Archives: Siding

The Importance of Good Flashing

Posted by in Siding, Water Sources | December 26, 2016

What happens when flashing is poorly installed around windows? The feature photograph shows what might show on the interior, but the following photographs show what may be hidden in the wall. Disclaimer   Read More

The Need for Membrane Flashing Under a Threshold

Posted by in Siding, Water Sources | August 22, 2016

Whether a manufactured stone with multiple joints or a solid board is used under the threshold of a door (featured photo), a flexible membrane flashing is necessary to stop the infiltration of runoff. On the inside, runoff infiltration through a… Read More

Siding Distorted by Heat

Posted by in Siding, Unusual | May 16, 2016

On occasion we are called to look at siding that has been severely distorted over a small area (Figures 1 and 2).   What causes this?  Sometimes we have seen the distortion due to heat from a barbeque grill being… Read More

What Causes Siding to Become Loose in the Middle of the Wall?

Posted by in Siding | July 07, 2015

We have often seen a loose course of siding in the middle of an exterior wall of a dwelling (Figure LS-1 and LS-2).  In fact, I have seen it on my own home.     What causes this? If you… Read More

Pellet Impact Damage to Soft Metals

Posted by in Siding, Simple Forensic Methods | January 05, 2015

So, what does pellet impact damage look like in soft metals such as siding or a metal chimney? See for yourself.         We weren’t asked, but considering the direction of exposure of the siding and the chimney… Read More