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Old 10-29-2012, 02:31 PM   #1
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The contractor used pieces of cardboard to even out surface and then installed siding over it. Does that meet Chicago code?

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Old 10-29-2012, 02:40 PM   #2
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Would not meet code any place!
Should have use fan fold insulation instead in most cases.

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Old 10-29-2012, 03:26 PM   #3
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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
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Noooo!
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:58 AM   #5
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Thank you for the replys. Now what do I do have them remove the siding and re-do it?
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