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    Can somebody give me a good reason other than cosmetics to call out the insulation protruding below siding.

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    Default Re: insulation protuding below siding

    The orange paint is more of a concern for me!

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    Did you probe it to see where the top of the slab was in relation to the bottom of the siding and insulation?

    If the insulation is showing because the top of the slab is at the insulation level ... there is a bigger problem than if the insulation is tucked between the siding and the slab, which is still a concern as the insulation is not intended to stop wind, moisture or really much at all other than temperature (insulation looks like fiberglass, which would be between the studs ... and the siding should be nailed tight to the studs and the bottom plate - meaning the insulation should be trapped and secured up in the stud cavities ... but isn't.

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    Yeah, moisture will wick up into the space behind the siding and wet the bottom wall plate.

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    Default Re: insulation protuding below siding

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Jones View Post
    Can somebody give me a good reason other than cosmetics to call out the insulation protruding below siding.
    No good reason from me.

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    Default Re: insulation protuding below siding

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Jones View Post
    Can somebody give me a good reason other than cosmetics to call out the insulation protruding below siding.
    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Barker View Post
    No good reason from me.
    Can someone give a description of why the insulation would be exposed in that location from a cause which was not something to check on - thanks.

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    Default Re: insulation protuding below siding

    Is that foam insulation board? To me it looks more like spray foam. If so, maybe they were trying to seal the joint to minimize air infiltration or keep out bugs. As long as the siding covers the sill plate I would not be concerned. Then I would just suggest trimming it.


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    Default Re: insulation protuding below siding

    Looked like fiberglass insulation to me.

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    Default Re: insulation protuding below siding

    Needs to be flashed


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    Default Re: insulation protuding below siding

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    Can someone give a description of why the insulation would be exposed in that location from a cause which was not something to check on - thanks.
    It may be a "sill sealer". Instead of the foam sill sealer used for the last 20+ years. I have seen fiberglass sold as a sill sealer (6 inches wide by a 1/2 inch thick). It might stop some air movement, but it is pretty much crap.


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    Default Re: insulation protuding below siding

    Looks more like a cosmetic issue.


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