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Old 04-28-2011, 08:36 PM   #31
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Ok. Now I'm confused. I have some people helping me, so I know we can do it. I'm getting conflicting advice. I can't put osb over the insulation? Strip it down to studs, put on the osb. Then what? Tyvek? Then siding? What about insulating? I appreciate everyone's input, what's the best way while keeping a budget in mind?

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What you have is:
Wood Siding - Insulation - Studs with fiberglass between

What is suggested:
1) Remove the siding and the insulation
2) Layer:
Vinyl Siding - Tyvek - OSB - Studs with fiberglass between

If you leave the insulation you would probably have the siding protrude out farther than the windows.
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Old 05-01-2011, 03:32 PM   #33
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New question. I'm thinking to go ahead and remove old siding and put up osb. The question is would it be ok to put the osb on top the insulation board, then tyvek wrap, or do I have to remove the insulation
Being on a budget, put the OSB on top the foam. The insulation was installed from inside- underneath the sheet rock. Leave it alone. You could pull a pc. of the foam off and have a peek at it where that rotten section was.
You still going to do one side at a time? The Tyvek really needs to wrap around the corners.
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http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/...istive-barrier

http://bct.eco.umass.edu/publication...n-the-outside/

OSB under the rigid foam board, or just not on the corners if you don’t want new trim.

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