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Old 05-30-2012, 08:14 AM   #1
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when installing vinyl siding over old clapboard should foam board insulation be installed first?

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Old 06-01-2012, 03:04 PM   #2
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Read manufacturer's recommendations

I say that because it can vary depedent on the exact product. Some do, some don't...

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Any brand I've ever used says to use fan fold foam. It's helps level out the surface.
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Use the board manufacturer's recommendations.
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+2. Hollow core vinyl will either get fanfold or thicker rigid foam board, while an insulated back siding generally gets a house wrap. You definitely do not want to do anything that contradicts the manufacturer instructions, however they are also generally the "bare minimum".
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