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Old 07-17-2012, 06:10 PM   #1
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Hi,

I have a 55 year old single-story home. A few years ago I had my siding and windows replaced. After the initial tear-off, this is what I was left with. Vinyl siding was installed directly over top of this. When I look back to these pictures, I wonder if I should have replaced all of the "sheathing." What it has is Johns-Manville Weathertite, and then you can see there is some-sort of blue-painted wood about 1/2-way down the side of the house, which is installed over top of the Weathertite. The Weathertite is not wood, but sort-of like a foam/fibrous material. It damages very easily, as you can see the holes in it that came from removing the old aluminum siding.

No housewrap was installed, and obviously as shown, neither was any flashing. I did not have Angie's list at the time, and ended up with a nightmare of a contractor with a criminal record.

As of now, 3 years later, I do not have any apparent water leaks into the interior space.

Any recommendations or commentary are welcome. This is my rental property.

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what are you asking?

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I wonder if I should have re-sheathed the whole house?

Do the holes in the Weathertite behind the vinyl siding in the attic space area pose a problem?

What would you do if this was your house, now covered with vinyl siding?
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To late now, unless you plan on taking it all off. That looks like T-111 at the bottom, no need to have remove it unless there was some rot. I'm not a big fan of that poop that was used at the top, but they should have at least replaced the trashed pieces.
I would have gone over everything with house wrap before the siding.
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Car,
depends on how big the house is. If it were mine, I'm a plywood guy. I would take everything down and resheat the house with 1/2" cdx, housewrap, then the vinyl siding. If you are versed in this kind of work, its a job, but if you attack it one side at a time, it's doable. If you have to pay to get it done, it's a lot of money. I have worked on a lot of houses that were sheeted with that type of material. We used to call it celotex, probably a brand name and not the proper name. I hate the stuff.
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There was a time when it was legal to do all the walls with it and only have to put plywood on the outside corners.
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depends on how big the house is. If it were mine, I'm a plywood guy. I would take everything down and resheat the house with 1/2" cdx, housewrap, then the vinyl siding. If you are versed in this kind of work, its a job, but if you attack it one side at a time, it's doable. If you have to pay to get it done, it's a lot of money. I have worked on a lot of houses that were sheeted with that type of material. We used to call it celotex, probably a brand name and not the proper name. I hate the stuff.
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Can that be done separately from a new roof? Does housewrap tie into the roof in any way?
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House wrap has nothing to do with the roofing.

But if you had of remove the black board to install plywood you would have had to remove the fashia boards under the rakes, which may well mess up the shingle moulding.
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i would leave the bottom,sheath the gable [same thickness] housewrap and side the whole thing
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i would leave the bottom,sheath the gable [same thickness] housewrap and side the whole thing
That sounds like a good way to go Tom. Make sure the T1-11 is nailed tight and go to it.
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