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http://www.claimsourceone.com/images/quotes_more.gif**How To Identify Damaged Hardboard Siding **
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A quick quiz for homeowners
Most homeowners don’t think they have a problem, because they haven’t taken the time – or don’t know how – to properly examine their hardboard siding.
Qualifying damage may not be visible to the untrained eye, and many homeowners are unfamiliar with the court-approved damage protocols and inspection procedures. Without a professional evaluation, you could miss your opportunity to receive a fair settlement.
ClaimSource One has identified and evaluated more than 75,000 properties over the last five years and found that most had some type of qualifying damage. We can help you start the claim process today with a brief inspection that takes less than 15-20 minutes.
Some of these photos are shown in very advanced stages of deterioration. Your hardboard siding does not have to look as bad as the photo examples in order to qualify for compensation.
Take the time to review this checklist. If you answer “yes” to one or more of these questions – or are unsure about any of them, call ClaimSource One and let one of our trained inspectors evaluate your property.
http://www.claimsourceone.com/images/damage_photos/1_thumb.jpgStart by finding unexposed, undamaged pieces of siding. For example, choose a board that is under an overhang (most likely, undamaged). Notice the good condition. Compare this against the weather-exposed areas around the house.
http://www.claimsourceone.com/images/damage_photos/2_thumb.jpgIs the drip edge, or bottom edge of the siding, swelling or cracking?http://www.claimsourceone.com/images/damage_photos/3_thumb.jpgIs there swelling and peeling at the joints where boards are joined together?
http://www.claimsourceone.com/images/damage_photos/4_thumb.jpgDoes the siding swell around the nail heads to the extent that the nails look sunk in?
http://www.claimsourceone.com/images/damage_photos/5_thumb.jpgAre any pieces of the siding deteriorating? Pay close attention to boards that are closest to the ground.
http://www.claimsourceone.com/images/damage_photos/6_thumb.jpgDo the boards buckle and appear to be warped?
http://www.claimsourceone.com/images/damage_photos/7_thumb.jpgIs there fungal growth on the drip edge of the siding?
http://www.claimsourceone.com/images/damage_photos/5_thumb.jpgIs your paint peeling and flaking and is it difficult to get paint to stick to your siding?
Hope this helps a little.