Home Depot siding installation Complaints

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Darien Siding

Today a crew showed up and started work on our house at ** Dudley, MA. There is a major problem already. The contract states that 3/4 inch (R-Max) like insulation be used under the new siding. The crew took off the old siding and is putting new siding over the old 3/8 styrofoam insulation. I want the work to stop now and plans be put in place to take the siding off that was put on and 3/4 inch insulation be placed under any new siding. Also any siding damaged should be discarded during this operation be discarded. I am faxing a copy of the contract in case you don't have one handy. 12/5/01.

History: On 9-29-01, we signed a contract and a siding spec sheet for our home. Not written on the spec sheet but verbalized was the understanding that the siding on the rear of the house would start 1/4 inch above the deck as moving the deck would be impractical. Also not on the spec sheet was the agreement that the 3/4 inch insulation board was to be covered at the bottom of the siding all around the house. I was told by Corey ** that it is normal to cover the insulation board at the bottom. We were told the work would be done in 6-8 weeks. At the time, I asked Corey ** if the work was going to be subcontracted. The reply was we have our own crews.

After 9 weeks had elapsed, I called Home Depot (11-29-01) and was told by Sandy that the project would start Dec 4th and that a dumpster would be brought out Dec 3rd and asked where I wanted it stationed. I told Sandy that the west side of the driveway close to the road would be best so I could get my cars out of the garage. The dumpster arrived on the 3rd and was placed close to the house on the east side which created a severe problem moving the cars out of the garage. The crew arrived on the morning of the 4th, at which time I noticed the vehicles were not marked Home Depot. What was meant by we have our own crews?

When I arrived home on the evening of the 4th, I looked at the project and immediately noticed that % insulation board was not being used under the siding as specified. The siding was being installed over the original aluminum covered 3/8th Styrofoam subsiding. New 3/8 inch insulation board was left unused on the supply pile. All but the back side of the house was finished. A second problem also existed. The fascia and soffit were supposed to be covered in white instead of shale in color.

Source: www.consumeraffairs.com

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