Re: Wood Siding - Mold and Rotting - Posted by Ryan (NC)
Posted by Ryan (NC) on April 01, 2007 at 09:57:14:
There as basically two ways to fix the masonite siding, cut it off with a skill saw up to about 32" (if it is worse than this I won’t mess with it) from the bottom, flash it in, and install new paneling. cover the cut area with trim boards sealed with silicone and paint the whole unit. (more detailed explanation can be found in the archives)
The second I found sitting on Greg Mead’s lot which is the same concept but the panels are overlayed and routed trim boards installed sealed and painted.
One point is that regardless of how you go about fixing it, any mold issues must be cleaned out, killed with bleach, and reinsulated.
So long as the framing boards are ok (or fixed) the home should be ok to move however does it make financial since? If in doubt have a good mover check it out! I don’t know your experience level but moving a home is not the place to start, Brenda wrote a pretty good post from a newbies point of view on moving homes a couple days ago…
you can find it here: