Putting Good Siding Over Bad
We don't get every siding job that we bid on but we do get our share. Since Tromler Construction is active in many Sacramento apartment community projects, we sometimes get a chance to look at some of the work that others have done. In particular, jobs that we did not get that was completed by another contractor.
While working inside a vacant unit, the manager insisted that I look at a leak above the sliding glass door at the back of the unit. We were assured that the leak could not be coming from the exterior because the siding had just been replaced a couple years ago. (I know, I bid on that job!) I told her I'd take a look.
I could see right away that the entire back of the building had new siding. The upper level had siding that was installed over the existing wood siding; I know this just by looking at it. We have seen these kinds of repairs in the past with mixed results. I had to pull off a trim board to get a better look inside the wall.
Much to my surprise the siding that was covered up was very rotted wood. This wood rot needed to be removed, not just covered up and hidden. The photo shows what I was looking at, you can see that it could be a problem right? Apparently the contractor felt that this was okay to cover up. Being on the back side of the building, no one seemed to notice or pay attention to what was being done.
If you are looking for a Sacramento siding contractor that you can trust to do the job right, be sure to do a thorough job in checking out the contractor. The work you do in the beginning of your search will help in the quality of work that you receive during the siding project in Sacramento.
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