28 Apr '12, 3pm

Window Reflections Can Melt Vinyl Siding - Vinyl Siding and window manufacturers are reluctant to discuss the problem

Once your neighbor's full length screens are installed, then reside the house. That solved my problem and I even installed a vinyl fence, still no issues. So who is responsible? Is it the homeowner with the damaged siding, the neighbor with the low-e windows, the window manufacturer or the siding manufacturer? The way I handled it was to first approach my neighbor to work together to resolve the problem in a friendly manner, that didn't work. I then contacted the manufacturer of the windows, which extended the offer to install full length screens at no charge. The neighbor refused. Consequently, I filed suit against the neighbor to establish knowledge. Once you have knowledge of an act that is causing damage or harm and fail to cooperate to rectify the problem, liability (in my opinion) shifts to the neighbor. I filed a claim with my insurance carrier who resided the house...

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