Siding discoloration

Originally Posted By: jcampbell
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by the way that is just a kitchen vent...


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Originally Posted By: tallen
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Looks like someone washed the exterior before you showed up, and it had not dried yet? icon_confused.gif Maybe



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Originally Posted By: mcyr
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Hi. Jeff;


This is color-lok siding that was very common in the state in the early 70's. My own home in Madawaska, Maine in 1972, I installed this siding.
Two years later I had a claim with the manufacturer for discoloration and peeling. in which I received three gallons of paint for free to paint it.

What a deal that was, ha. ha..
This humid wet look and discoloration of this product was the nature of the beast. That is why it did not stay on the market very long.
The material was made of a hard board product and proved to not be a good solution to siding. Moisture would accumulate under to baked on paint finish and show this discoloration affect. By the 1980's or better, you did not see this product very much.
I am surprised to see this product to have lasted this long. Occasionally, I still see it and amazes me to still see the product to last this long.
Hope this helps.

Marcel


Originally Posted By: jkormos
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could it be grease from the vent??


Originally Posted By: mcyr
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High Joseph;

I do not believe that this was caused by grease.

But, good point.
Not knowing what this vent is, and would have to assume that it is a range vent, the grease would be collected by the internal filter on the fan, supposedly, but the warm moist air coming out of it during the winter months, could produce enough moisture to create this problem. Although this is speculation, it is the best conclusion I can come up with. Maybe other Inspectors will have a better conclusion.

Have a good day.

Marcel


Originally Posted By: rbrown1
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mcyr wrote:
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Hi. Jeff;

This is color-lok siding that was very common in the state in the early 70's.
Marcel



Marcel, I concur, this was used in Canada extensively and had similar problems. The actual name might be different but the problems were the same.

It would rot from the inside out.


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