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Old 10-09-2007, 02:27 PM   #1
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I have a 16x16' shed/workshop, with fairly sloppy board and batten siding on it. I want to tighten up and insulate this shed before winter so I can keep it tolerably warm with a woodstove.

I was planning to cover it with 1.5" of blue foam board insulation. Then cover that with siding. I was considering pine clapboard to match the house, but considering the time and cost, I am now leaning towards sheet-siding, like T-111.

I think I've seen hardi-board type of T-111 at HD before. I haven't asked about it at my lumber yard, but I imagine they've got the same. Would you guys recommend that for this application? Any advice on how to install it over insulation? I figured I'd screw the foam board on with 1x3 strapping, and install siding on that strapping. Or maybe with t-111 I could just attach the siding right over the foam, and use 3" screws into the studs to hold it all on.

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Old 10-09-2007, 08:37 PM   #2
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I've used those plastic capped nails (red caps, although they come in other colors and of varying lengths) to hold on the insulation and then like you are thinking, a long enough fastener to get through it all and hit the studs. I also tape the joints with that aluminum foil tape. The hardi board will be more forgiving from a maintenance perspective in the long run, but I find it to be harder to work with - heavy, and when you are trying to nail through it while it's on top of foam it takes some pounding to get the nail in. Of course if I had a nail gun....

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thanks. Sounds like my plan is reasonable. I'll price out the hardiboard, and go from there.

Any other opinions or advice on this design?
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I'm new at this, so hope this works . . . I in the process of building a 10x16 shed w/16" 2x4 centers. I've been told that the building code
says if I use a "fiber" siding, it must be 1/2" and if a wood siding then it must be 5/8". I'd like to use the LP Smartsiding, but all I can find is
3/8" or 7/16". I'm trying to avoid installing sheathing and then putting up the siding. I cannot find T1-11 anywhere but I'd like some ideas of what I should do that will meet code. Thanks
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I also tape the joints with that aluminum foil tape.


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I'm new at this, so hope this works . . . I in the process of building a 10x16 shed w/16" 2x4 centers. I've been told that the building code
says if I use a "fiber" siding, it must be 1/2" and if a wood siding then it must be 5/8". I'd like to use the LP Smartsiding, but all I can find is
3/8" or 7/16". I'm trying to avoid installing sheathing and then putting up the siding. I cannot find T1-11 anywhere but I'd like some ideas of what I should do that will meet code. Thanks
Ask your building inspector but I can’t imagine that the 7/16” LP T-111 wouldn’t be acceptable for a shed.

5/8 T-111 plywood is about a common as it gets, if you can't find it then you’re not looking very hard.

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