This website was started to educate home owners and teach them how to evaluate quotes and contractors. There’s a massive gap between the technical information provided to building industries professionals, and the information available to the average consumer in every day language. The most common asked is obviously: Is this quote too high/low? No one [...]
This is the epitome of poor EIFS construction and I hope that both the applicator and builder were sued into oblivion. For starters, yes that black mass is mold, and black mold may or may not be toxic. As you can see, the mold originates where moisture is commonly a problem — around the window. [...]
On renovations and other non-new construction, the potential for hidden problems (read: costs) is always there. This holds particularly true in renovating your siding, where you never know what condition your sustrate is in. Does this mean you should avoid the issue altogether? No. As they say in sales: Kill the monster while it’s small, before it has the chance to become full grown.