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Water damage repair to 'masonite' T1-11 siding on Mfg. home???


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07-26-13, 08:52 PM   #1 (permalink)  
Water damage repair to 'masonite' T1-11 siding on Mfg. home???

We recently purchased a 1995 model manufactured home that is 'ground set' with a concrete walkway around it, that exhibits water damage to the bottom three to four inches of siding, especially on the north side of the home. There was a gutter problem on that side (for God knows how long) which has been repaired. I'm not excited about replacing all of the siding, but would rather make a repair that will maintain the integrity of the home while protecting it from future damage.

My thought is to cut off the bottom 3.5"(?) of the T1-11; slide a Z flashing behind the remaining siding, then install a 1 x 4 of either Hardie Board or PVC below the flashing with perhaps an additional angle flashing (2 x 2?)behind the 1 x 4 to direct any water out onto the concrete.

Which would you choose (Hardie or PVC)? What is good about my idea? What would you change and why??

Thanks for your help

 
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07-27-13, 04:54 AM   #2 (permalink)  
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Masonite will last forever if it never gets wet Your plan sounds ok to me although it might be a good idea to oil prime the cut to keep it from wicking up any moisture. Not crazy about any siding that goes all the way to the ground. Pics might help us come up with better ideas or critique yours - http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html


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07-27-13, 05:48 AM   #3 (permalink)  
Hardee also can not be installed that close to grade, it will delaminate.
Really need a picture to make better suggestions.
Your idea is fine but just how best to do it and the details on the best way need to be able to see it.
Code calls for siding to be at least 6" above grade.
A 1 X 4 will do little to prevent more damage. Water will still be splashing up higher then that.
The wall behind that area also needs to be water proofed to prevent future damage.

 
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07-27-13, 12:32 PM   #4 (permalink)  
http://i1314.photobucket.com/albums/...ps73423f72.jpg
http://i1314.photobucket.com/albums/...psb8bcec09.jpg
http://i1314.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7ce10f50.jpg
http://i1314.photobucket.com/albums/...ps36642714.jpg

Here are four photos of the damaged area. The black wires are TV cables and the area in front with the 'cute' little design is the concrete walkway around the home. I hope that these photos work. I've never used Photo Bucket before!

 
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07-27-13, 12:41 PM   #5 (permalink)  
Yes......the photos are visible.

 
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07-27-13, 05:38 PM   #6 (permalink)  
Can you back up some, what's the white stuff with the brown swirls on it?
That trim strip at the bottoms sure not doing you any favors.
It form a nice place for water to lay and work it's way in.

 
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07-27-13, 05:48 PM   #7 (permalink)  
That is the 'friggin' concrete 'walkway' that goes all around the house. This Mobile is 'ground set' and the earth around the crawl space is retained by pressure treated plywood. Then they pour this cute little foot wide piece of concrete all the way around the home. Original owner had that 'brown swirls' paint applied.

 
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07-31-13, 07:21 PM   #8 (permalink)  
I'd use the PVC with the Z. Before you install the Z, paint the cut edge of the T-111. Then install the Z leaving a 1/4" gap between it and the T-111.

 
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