A Cut Above Exteriors: Solutions for Construction Defects
Construction defects are a big problem that requires sophistication and professional expertise. That’s where we come in. A Cut Above’s diligence in quality restoration and waterproofing detail has earned us a reputation as the Northwest’s leader in construction defect and EIFS remediation.
Our team of experts comprises highly trained project managers, installation teams, dry rot carpenters, and trade professionals who can deliver personalized solutions to meet the unique requirements of your project. We will assist you throughout the process, from design to material selection. We also provide a professional computer rendering to take some of the mystery out of how your home will look when we’re finished.
Common Siding Problems
There are hundreds of potential siding-related problems. Common issues include defective pre-1996 Louisiana-Pacific siding and hazardous asbestos shingle siding from the 1980s and earlier. But siding problems can also arise from the following causes:
- Extreme weather exposure
- Poor installation (e.g. improper nailing, inadequate flashing, inappropriate caulking)
- Poor paint coverage
- Poor or delayed maintenance
- Product defects
- Water-related issues (e.g. fungal growth)
Common symptoms of these problems include warping, buckling, cracking, fading, noise, and interior moisture. Whatever the root of your particular siding issue, it needs to be addressed before it leads to more severe and more expensive siding and structural problems.
EIFS: A Special Case
EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish System) is a multi-layered system that consists of an insulation board (usually foam), a base coat, and a finish coat. While it offers superior energy efficiency and great design flexibility, it is susceptible to moisture issues—a problem that can escalate quickly in the Pacific Northwest’s humid, rainy climate.
The A Cut Above team has extensive experience in EIFS remediation and will see to your home’s proper restoration and waterproofing. Learn more about EIFS problems here.
Call Us Today
If you’ve run into problems with your siding, don’t hesitate to call A Cut Above Exteriors. The sooner a professional can check out the damage, the better! Call us at 503-643-1121 or fill out our online form to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our construction defect specialists.
We welcome your inquiry into our many successful defect replacement victories.