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My neighbor has an energy efficient low e window. They have had it for about 10 years, but over time it has slowly been causing damage (melting) our vinyl siding. This article details the way the damage occurs. Pictured below is an example of said damage which is very similar to mine.

Melting siding

My neighbor is unwilling to talk about it, despite multiple attempts to speak with them. I have tried to explain the situation to them, and have offered to cover 100% of the expenses to simply add a full screen (currently there is a half screen, but I believe adding a full screen would help alleviate the issue), but they refuse to speak to me about it, and deny that their window does any kind of damage. I'm not seeking monetary damages necessarily, I simply want to stop further damage from occurring.

What legal recourse do I have? This is in the state of Maryland.

  • Or change to a siding that won't melt like wood or brick. – ratchet freak Oct 7 '15 at 16:48
  • You could probably sue them for causing a nuisance, but I don't know specifics to answer this question – Viktor Oct 7 '15 at 18:11
  • Well, suing them for damages would probably cause them to do something about it. – Andy Oct 8 '15 at 0:11
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    This seems straightforward: they are damaging your property and if they do not respond to your requests, sue them for damages. Have a lawyer write them a nasty letter, go to your HOA, whatever. This is no different than having a gutter dump excess rainwater on the side of your house. Or get even? A few well-positioned mirrors might be able to melt the flag to your neighbor's mailbox. Bonus points if you put the mirrors over the areas where the vinyl siding is getting damaged. (Aluminum foil might be cheaper, just make sure to use the shiny side) – Patrick87 Oct 8 '15 at 14:46

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