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September 29th, 2009 at 06:14 pm

I'v been lurking for a long time now. But I have been saving. Saving for new windows. I needed 23 windows and 2 bay windows. I finally got the windows ordered. We went with a more expensive company mainly for their reputation. We had a bad experience when we did vinyl siding. A bad experience that got worse when we were putting in the windows. You never want to hear "oh shit" when someone is working on your house. The second window being put in had wood rot in the window sill - well it got worse. The frame, the old wood siding, the wood under the siding and the wood box your house sits on (the wood foundation on the concrete foundation) are all rotten. they obviously had to pull my 6 year old siding off to see all this. They haven't gotten to the back of my house yet. they can't give me a quote on the work yet because they don't know the extent of the work that needs to be done yet. It sounds like the vinyl wasn't put on right and every time it rained, it would leak under the vinyl and get caught between the wood siding and the insulation. I just need a number. I need to know how much this will cost. I can deal with anything but the unknown!! I know it will get fixed, but it's driving me crazy! I was on the verge of tears all day! I know it's time to start saving to pay this potentially HUGE bill. I'm lucky I have some savings, I have a line of credit on my house. It could be so much worse - but this is the worst it's been for me.
There, I vented - now I feel a little better. Iknow what I have to do, I just need to know how much!

5 Responses to “home ownership”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Good luck! I agree the unknown is the worst, financial or otherwise.

  2. LuxLiving Says:

    Yah sure - you need an idea of how big the wound is before you can slap on the dressing!

    OUCH!!!

  3. HouseHopeful Says:

    Ugh, I'm sorry. Venting is definately warrented in this situation. Good luck

  4. MomEsq Says:

    That's awful news. Houses are the worst. Good luck.

  5. Jerry Says:

    Ugh! I'm so sorry. That is such a scary thing, the waiting for the damages. How long ago was the vinyl siding installed, and is there any sort of insurance (for the homeowner or the faulty installer) against this type of problem, I wonder? I hope they are fast with the estimate, and that this all leads to a decent resolution for you. Good luck!
    Jerry

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