Ask Your Question

Angie's List Answers is the trusted spot to ask home improvement and health questions and get answers from service companies, health providers and consumers. For ratings and reviews on companies in your area, search Angie's List.

 
 
or
Submit
Top 30 Days Experts
Rank Leader Points*
1 gbafreview 510
2 kstreett 240
3 Guest_9020487 110
4 Guest_9190926 105
5 GoldenKid 100
6 ahowell 95
7 KnowledgeBase 95
8 skbloom 80
9 Guest_98024861 70
10 Guest_9311297 70

*Updates every 4 hours

Browse Projects By Category

Question DetailsAsked on 4/16/2014

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

Do you have the same question? Follow this Question


2 Answers

0
Votes

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 5 years ago by LCD

0
Votes


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


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

Answered 5 years ago by WoWHomeSolutions




Related Questions


Terms Of Use
|
Privacy Policy