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Nice Surprise

September 14th, 2006 at 03:09 pm

Last year we got our old wood siding replaced with vinyl siding. In our attic we have ridge vents, gable vents, and soffit vents. The people putting in the siding recommended we cover up the gable vents saying that the siding would go on better and we had plenty of ventilation in our attic anyways.

This summer for the first time we had mildew and the start of mold spores in our attic. I called the vinyl siding contractors that we used last year and left a couple of messages with no return calls. I finally go a return call at the being of this week explaining that they had been up north working on a home and they forgot their cell phone so they were unable to get their messages. I told them that I wanted gable vents because even though they recommended that we did not need them in reality we must because we now have mildew problems. They said they would come out last night and then never showed.

My husband and I last night were contemplating getting in touch with a lawyer. Then surprise, surprise this morning the owner showed up at my home apologized for not coming out last night, had the louvers in his hand for the gable vents and said that he would put them up right now at no cost to me.

We will still have to pay out of pocket someone to treat our attic but at least the gable vents are settled.

I wonder if I should contact my home insurance company about the mold?

2 Responses to “Nice Surprise”

  1. debtfreeme Says:

    you might want to because they can follow up with the siding company. for them to recommend something like that is crazy in a high heat and damp area.

    you insurance might go after them, which would mena no cost to you.

    at the very least they can recommend a reputable company to work with.

  2. fern Says:

    That's really too bad the company recommended covering over those vents. they should've known better. Ventilation is really important. How bad/extensive is the mold?

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