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Old 05-14-2012, 03:41 PM   #1
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Can I use this to fill gaps in my garage wall siding?


So I'm rehabbing my garage right now and in between each wall stud on the inside, there used to be tar paper. I ripped it all down the other day and uncovered a lot of gaps between the siding. Can anyone tell me if you can use that flexible rubber coating stuff like this to fill the gaps? I'd rather not have to use caulking or expanding foam. The gaps are less than 1/2" wide. Thanks!

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Old 05-14-2012, 04:53 PM   #2
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Not sure what you mean by "Siding". The sheathing on the exterior of the wall or are we talking about the back of Board and Batten or Shiplap siding?

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Not sure what you mean by "Siding". The sheathing on the exterior of the wall or are we talking about the back of Board and Batten or Shiplap siding?

Pictures would help.
Siding as in wood siding. Tongue and groove siding that is nailed horizontally on the walls. There are gaps in between the pieces of siding. Rather than having to run beads of caulk along the entire stretches of siding, I'd rather just use an aerosol and spray. However, I think I may need to use caulking.

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Was the Asphalt paper on the outside of the wall directly under the Siding (between the siding and the studs)?
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So I'm rehabbing my garage right now and in between each wall stud on the inside, there used to be tar paper. I ripped it all down
What did you do that for?
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T&G Siding is not my business but from what little I know I would say it was a Rainscreen wall.

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Do you have any tape?
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Was the Asphalt paper on the outside of the wall directly under the Siding (between the siding and the studs)?
Yes, but it was very old and damaged. That's why I took it down.
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Do you have any tape?
Not a bad idea. What kind of tape?
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What did you do that for?
I did it because the garage was built in 1919 and the paper was most likely original. There was moisture built up behind it and it wasn't allowing the wood to breath. I'm going to replace it with something better, but just not sure what. That's why I started this post .
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Where just going to go round and round on this one until you post some pictures or at least better info.
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If it was a Rainscreen wall I think you are going to have some trouble reconstructing it from the inside.
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Where just going to go round and round on this one until you post some pictures or at least better info.
Attached are 2 pics. One with a cavity that I've already removed and the other with a piece still there. Thanks,

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Not sure why you removed the felt paper that was on there.
Unless you plan on insulation and drywall on the walls there's no good reason to cover what you have now.
If you do go with insulation and drywall just staple up Tyvek between the studs.
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Not sure why you removed the felt paper that was on there.
Unless you plan on insulation and drywall on the walls there's no good reason to cover what you have now.
If you do go with insulation and drywall just staple up Tyvek between the studs.
Much of the paper was damaged and there was moisture build up between it and the walls/siding. You can see it in the pictures. The problem is however that there are gaps between the siding and when it rains, water WILL get between them. As it already has.

I'm not really concerned about the insulation. I just don't want moisture/water to get in between the gaps and I really don't want to caulk the gaps. Very labor intensive. I just wanted a quick fix. Thanks.

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