Feedback on KWP siding?

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Posted by: from Dauphin
8/15/2014 at 10:51:43 AM

I built a new home in 2009 and went with KWP wood siding because I was told it was one of the best products out there. It was also one of the most expensive. I was told it could be applied over 1 inch Styrofoam insulation without strapping.

On the south side of my house the product is not standing up to the heat. I have had a sales rep out several times who keeps blaming the installer. The product is lifting and now the paint is coming off. I was also told the joints could be caulked and the caulking is coming out of all the joints. I have had the caulking redone once and it is doing the same thing. The last time the rep was out he admitted there is a paint issue but has done nothing. He said the would give me a can of paint so I could repaint it my self. I feel this is totally unacceptable and am very disappointed in this product.

Has anyone else had a bad experience with this product?


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Mark from CMJ Renovations in Oakville
Date/Time8/23/2014 at 1:35:43 PM

Sorry to hear you are having trouble with your siding, it is my belief the issue you are having with your siding is install related. I personnely would never install a wood base product directly on SM with out some type of strapping to allow for air movement. Wood is a natural product and needs to able to breath in order to perform properly.

The bad news is if you re-paint the product you will be doing it every few years there is unfortunately no quick fix.

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