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Boise Cascade™ hardboard siding failures & claims:

Boise Cascade™ hardboard siding is similar to products sold by Masonite Corp., Abatibi-Price, and Georgia Pacific Corp, both of which experience failures of delamination, swelling, softening, and general deterioration when exposed to water and weather.

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Common Causes of Boise Cascade™ and other Hardboard Building Siding Failures

Our own field observations show that the siding material deteriorates fastest and most severely where:

  • The Boise Cascade™ hardboard siding (and similar products) has not been kept perfectly sealed and coated against water intrusion
  • The Boise Cascade™ hardboard siding has been damaged by cuts, nicks, or by counter-sunk siding nails that penetrated its top skin and were not kept perfectly sealed
  • The Boise Cascade™ hardboard siding has been exposed to high amounts of rain (weather side of buildings), or where it is exposed to roof spillage splash-up against siding, for example where building gutters and leaders are not installed or are not properly maintained
  • The end butt-joints of the Boise Cascade™ siding were not kept sealed where exposed to weather
  • Water penetrates the Boise Cascade™ siding and building wall at poorly-flashed or poorly-installed windows, doors, or other wall penetrations

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Boise-Cascade Siding Claims or Class Action Status

  • No class action is pending at a U.S. national level. State level class actions may be underway.
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