Peeling Paint and Swelling - J2 Building Consultants, Inc.

Peeling Paint and Swelling

Things to Look For:

  • Siding issues or damage
  • Exterior or interior trim damage
  • Issues around windows, doors, deck
  • Interior water stains and swelling

Details:

  • Swelling siding, trim, window sills, or other wood and fiber cement elements is a sign that the wood is absorbing water somewhere.
  • Swelling near windows is an indication that the window is leaking. 
  • Peeling paint is a sign that fiber cement or wood beneath the paint is saturated with water and causing the paint to separate from the surface.
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SYMPTOM: Paint sloughing off cladding

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DAMAGE

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SYMPTOM: Paint peeling at window sill


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DAMAGE: Sheathing beneath window sill is deteriorated.


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SYMPTOM: Peeling paint and cracked sealant at window


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DAMAGE


SYMPTOM: Peeling paint and lack of flashing or sealant at base of wall


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DAMAGE


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SYMPTOM: Cracked and peeling paint

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DAMAGE
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SYMPTOM: Cracked and peeling paint
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DAMAGE