Was this siding repair done correctly?

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Old 07-03-19, 10:13 AM
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Was this siding repair done correctly?

Good afternoon, all.
We recently had squirrels chewing at our siding on the second floor right where it meets the roof shingles of the first floor. Fortunately, they weren't able to get into the house and I had the damaged siding replaced in short order, but I'm concerned it wasn't done correctly as there seems to be a gap of about an inch+ between the roofing and siding. Please take a look at the attached before and after photos and let me know if the repair looks sufficient or if I should call the contractor back and have it redone or even cover/fill it somehow. Thanks in advance, y'all.
 
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Old 07-03-19, 11:21 AM
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The workmanship is poor. Should have been a consistent gap, which is achieved by putting a board down on the roof as a guide, then pull the board out once you're done. Siding mfg's usually say what the gap should be from their product to a roof in their installation instructions. 1" is pretty common.
 
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Old 07-03-19, 11:24 AM
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Fair enough, but does it present a potential hazard to the home as-is or does it just look sloppy? I'm really only concerned with water or critters getting in. Thank you for the quick reply!
 
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Old 07-03-19, 11:25 AM
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It looks sloppy and if the siding is too close to the roof it will rot.
 
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As mentioned, you want a gap if the siding is organic so it doesn't rot. Any idea how far up the flashing goes behind the siding. ? Should be fine.
 
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Pretty far. I could see a lot more before the repair but never spotted the top of the flashing. A bunch of people I showed it to in person said they figure the squirrel got frustrated and gave up.
 
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Old 07-03-19, 02:51 PM
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Whoever did the repairs should get the recommendation, it's a sloppy job!
 
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What type siding is it?
Any type of siding I've ever work with suggest at least 2" away from the shingles.
That looks like Hardie plank siding or Smart board and both there install directions say 2".
I'm with xsleeper on this one, crooked cuts, wrong lenghts, left other boards in direct contact with the shingle so there going to rot.
 
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Old 07-03-19, 10:00 PM
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I'd be concerned why where the squirrels attacking there ?
Was the siding rotted from water ?

Squirrels don't forget..... they may come back and chew again.
 
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