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Topic: Exterior remodel or replacement

Jan 11, 2018
Jan 12, 2018

Check out the 2018 Cost vs Value Report from Remodeling Magazine.

2018 Remodeling Cost vs Value Report

This will give you an idea of the average return on your investment in the region where you live.

The one factor it will not give you is number of intangibles you may receive from the project you're considering.

  • Lifestyle enhancement
  • Number of years living in your new space
  • New opportunities the space now provides

Make sure those are also part of your equation before making a final decision on the impact a remodeling project may make on the "value" of your home.

Jan 11, 2018
Jan 11, 2018

I would recommend that you look at remodeling magazine. They do an annual study of cost versus value For mini interior and exterior home improvements.

Dec 14, 2017
Jan 9, 2018

1. to make sure all crawl space vents are close .

2. you can check all exterior doors and windows do not have air leak .

3. check attick insulation should be minimum 10'' or you can add more insulation .

4.  you can cover large exterior window's glass with clear 3mil plastic .

5. you may check your heater system , and air filter need to repace every month .

Dec 14, 2017
Dec 14, 2017

You must have paid without inspecting the work. Building code requires a weather barrier under the siding and that it be taped at openings and all seams. Was there a permit obtained to do the work? If not, did your locality require one. If they did, report the contractor to the inspection department  as having not pulled a permit and gotten the right inspections. They may be able to help you and it oculd be a license violation in your state. Although most will refuse if a permit was not obtained and the proper inspections performed. Maybe they will go after the contractor and have them make it right. Have you checked your ceiling insulation? Heat rises and if the attic is not properly insulated(This is where 2/3 of the heat escapes from a house.  and  the soffits(overhang)need to be  vented. Heat will escape through the roof. How about your windows. Caulking around the j- channels where it meets the frame may stop some air and water infiltration.Do this with a clear caulking made for that purposed.  A lot of heat escapes through windows if they are not properly sealed. You may be able to put some plastic film over the windows and inside casings like 3-M. This may also help you with heat loss. There are foam inserts that you could put in the electrical outlets by removing the cover screw ,,pulling the cover,  putting them in place and then puttng the screw back in. Maybe the walls should have been insulated while you had the siding off. There are many things you havent't told us but these are ideas that may help your situation. It sounds like you do not have a foundation with blocks. But they are also a souce of heat loss. If you do, you could insulate the rim joists with a high density foam sheet and cut them to fit. and then use caulk or spray foam to seal around the edges. Hope this helps you.  

Nov 6, 2017

Carole Weber of Weber Windows PRO answered:

Nov 16, 2017


Did this just happen three years after installation or could this have been there from the time of installation and you didn't notice.  Sometimes this can happen, especially on older homes that have old wooden windows where the installers use something like a chisel to literally "bust out" the old exterior blind stops on the window when installing replacement windows from the exterior.  The old wood can be very dense and hard to chip off.  The force of hitting on the exterior could cause this type of thing or as someone else said, could have a shim putting pressure against the back side of the interior trim.  You probably would have noticed that kind of damage right away though.

Typically a 70 year old house has already settled so you wouldn't think that was the cause, unless you are having some other kind of structural problems with the home.  If it were water, I would imagine you would see some kind of staining or drips on the interior as well.  

It's really difficult to say, unfortunately.  It could be installation related, but would be hard to say without pulling off the metal wrap on the exterior (assuming they were wrapped) and seeing what is going on.  

Nov 6, 2017
Nov 15, 2017

I dont really see any water damage. They could have by accident impacted the trim with the shims. Maybe send a pcture of the outside and that should tell us a little more

Nov 6, 2017

Christy Carpenter of EntryPoint PRO answered:

Nov 7, 2017

Hello! I'm sorry to hear that you are having issues with your windows. From viewing your photos, it appears that there is water coming from up above the window. That being said, it could have been from improper installation or just bad windows. 

Please feel free to reach out to us and we can send one of our salemen out to have a look at what's going on with your windows.


EntryPoint Doors and Windows

5018 Bristol Industrial Way Suite 209

Buford, GA 30518


Aug 15, 2017

Peter Pawelko of Pro Home 1 PRO answered:

Nov 3, 2017

We are certified James Hardie installer and every answer you received here is true.  It is the best siding out there bar none.  Here is one of our completed James Hardie jobs. With their ColorPlus technology that will withstand the elements your home trues colors will shine for years to come.

Oct 9, 2017

Peter Pawelko of Pro Home 1 PRO answered:

Oct 31, 2017

Doing a water test to determine where the water is entering may locate the issue.  Also checking your roof vents, flashing, chimney, gutters and downspouts

Nia Nelson asked:

Oct 26, 2017
Oct 26, 2017

Hello Nia,

Please give us a call, 469-569-3551. We are a general contractor that specializes in storm restoration. We can handle any project, from the roof to interior repair.


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