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Jabey
Exterior Wainscot Panelling Issue
Jabey

Had a porch surround built this summer so we could use the space all year round. The wall is framed double hung windows with a header and at the base int/ext is panelling made by our contractor. Unfortunately some of the panels have already begun to warp and the surrounding framing is popping out as a result. He used poplar to make the panels which apparently is a poor choice for exterior woodwork. What would have been a better option? I primed all sides and edges of the panels before installation and gave them two coats of SW Emerald-so coverage is not the issue.

dj1
Re: Exterior Wainscot Panelling Issue
dj1

I would think that wood sidings would be a better option.

Mastercarpentry
Re: Exterior Wainscot Panelling Issue
Mastercarpentry

Built this summer? Then it's the contractors problem, not yours. They should fix it for free if the design or material choice was theirs. Poplar is an OK exterior material is some uses but it warps, splits, cracks, and rots too fast for my liking in my climate.

Phil

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