Exterior Repairs

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Old 09-03-14, 05:25 AM
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Exterior Repairs

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We had some exterior carpentry work done to a 25 year-home prior to painting. Mostly clap boards and trim. After they painted it - it looked different and we wanted an opinion as to whether or not this looks OK. We're not looking for perfection - just an opinion. The 2 photo included are samples of the entire job which cost about $5000 total. Thank you very much.

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Old 09-03-14, 05:39 AM
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I would have scarfed the joints to preclude water infiltration to the joint on the corner boards, if not replace them in their entirety. The siding joints are too close together, indicating a repair was made to all who see it. Not sure what the $5k was for, so commenting on that would not be appropriate at this time.

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Old 09-03-14, 06:02 AM
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Thank you Chandler - the $5K basically covered doing all the corners this way (varying lengths), and quite a bit of clapboard (3 bundles I'm told). They did a lot, don't get me wrong - but we were concerned about the clapboards not lining up even, and these corners looking a little "funny". Maybe it's usual and customary.

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Have you discussed these issues with the carpenter? A butt joint on the corner boards relies too much on the caulking to prevent damage in the future
 
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well.....not yet.

That's what I did years ago on my interior trim.
 
 

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