So, when I was oiling the cedar siding on the new porch (with Bioshield organic plant oil), something seemed amiss. There were a lot of exposed nails, not properly hammered into the siding, but why would there be nails showing on beveled siding. The contractor came today and I showed them to him. Either he has never installed cedar siding before, or was too tired to know what I was saying. He said the nails would be set and filled. That is not supposed to happen. The whole point of beveled siding is that NO nails are visible. That way, no moisture penetrates the wood. Now, I have a dilemma. I do not want to the nails to be punched and filled. I just paid a huge amount of money for that porch construction and it is not up to par at all. I think the siding should be replaced. There are also large gaps around the doors and windows and the electrical outlet. Not good. If the contractor does not agree to replace the siding, then what? Do I pick a battle with a sick man and hope he is around until the verdict is pronounced. He has stomach cancer, which is why he was away for three weeks this last time. oh Gosh!!!
Fluffy writes daily about the experiences on the farm and with the bed and breakfast patrons.