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Question DetailsAsked on 4/16/2014

I have Hardiboard shrinking and cracking on an 8-year old home. Any suggestions?

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1) Try to get Hardie to pay for replacement with something decent.

2) Google - Hardie Board Class Action Suit - and see if you are automatically a member, or can become a member, of the class actions suits pending.

3) Talk to an attorney and consider opting out of the class action suits, if within the time limit to do so, and consider filing an individual suit locally.

4) Curse, swear, and mutter under your breath about manufacturers bringing products to market that, by the very nature of the construction materials, would be considered to be highly susceptible to weathering and sun damage - like naugahyde soft-top car roofs, acrylic headlight lenses, exterior insulation foam board systems, plastic shingles, paper-based shingles and underlayment, shredded paper insulation, vinyl and particle board siding, etc, etc.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD


Where is the shrinking and cracking? Most of the hardie that we see installed in new construction is done so is doomed to fail from the outset.

Is the shrinkage at the joints? Were they edge primed, flashed, etc.?

Answered 6 years ago by WoWHomeSolutions

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