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Ms H 10-29-2012 03:31 PM

installation of siding on a house
The contractor used pieces of cardboard to even out surface and then installed siding over it. Does that meet Chicago code?

joecaption 10-29-2012 03:40 PM

Would not meet code any place!
Should have use fan fold insulation instead in most cases.

woodworkbykirk 10-29-2012 04:26 PM

cardboard is only ok for interior purposes when a stud needs to be furred out by 1/8 - 3/16 for drywall to lay flat.. for exterior you have to use something that is rot resistant as joe mentioned.. .. when were installing siding that gets a rain screen detail we use cedar shims behind the strapping and run a long level across the strapping to create a true surface

packer_rich 10-29-2012 04:29 PM


Ms H 10-30-2012 07:58 AM

Thank you for the replys. Now what do I do have them remove the siding and re-do it?

packer_rich 10-30-2012 09:25 AM


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