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Old 10-16-2012, 01:08 PM   #16
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Ernie: Fear not stripping the siding. I suspect you'll be happier doing it right. "Once is enough."
I do have along range plan to do all of the wall but right now I need to work the area with the new windows.

Tape sealing additional Tyvek or what ever shouldn't be a problem when I get to the rest of the wall.

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This is not 4'x8' plywood. It's a 1"x6" with a probable air gap where the tongue meets the groove. You seal the seams in plywood sheathing don't you?
No, but the seams usually fall on the studs anyway.

If you install the Tyvek it will be your air barrier and your drainage plain.

So you mean to seal the T&G only at the window areas?
I assumed you meant the entire wall.

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Old 10-16-2012, 01:13 PM   #18
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This is a great thread...
Soon I will be tearing down a small sun porch located on the Westerly side of my home. It's about 10' x 8' in size. It currently has two rotten 4x4" posts on the ends (Carpenter Ants... ), and the pitched roof is mostly held up by large louvered windows with heavy alum frames surrounding the exterior walls. A perimeter short knee wall about 18" high from slab supports it all. The walls above the windows are clap board. I live on Long Island NY and we do get some extreme weather here.
My plan is to tear it all out, keeping the roof and it's joists, but run new power, insulate the roof, t&g ceiling, and install new swing-out windows within framed walls.
What should I put on the exterior sheathing? Just wrap it/felt and clap board or should I add ridged foam? I plan to run batt insulation on the interior. If I run the foam, how do I nail the windows in? Stupid questions I know, but we all start somewhere!

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I sure don't have an answer.
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John, I started a new thread for you rather than take from Earnie's. You can edit the title if needed, thanks, Gary
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No, but the seams usually fall on the studs anyway.

If you install the Tyvek it will be your air barrier and your drainage plain.

So you mean to seal the T&G only at the window areas?
I assumed you meant the entire wall.

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Ok, but is Dupont Tyvek the only product or will generic house wrap or 30lb roofing paper work as well?

Yes, right now at the window area only. The wall is forty feet and the window area is fifteen feet.
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Ok, but is Dupont Tyvek the only product or will generic house wrap or 30lb roofing paper work as well?

Yes, right now at the window area only. The wall is forty feet and the window area is fifteen feet.
And if you have to pull off a full panel on either side of that 15í thatís 39 of your 40í.

There is no other siding material easier to R&R damage free than vinyl. Now is the time to do it then that wall is only opened up once and is done.

Thereís a lot of debate on Tyvek vs Felt, imo it depends on your location. In the Pac NW itís nothing but felt on my jobs.

Do some searching on this site, thereís plenty of discussion on the topic.
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The vinyl siding was made by Nailite. It is not 1x6x horizontal siding. This product looks like cedar shakes and is manufacturered in two course sections about 48" long. Each section locks into the adjoining piece and is nailed in place. So, removal of small sections is possible.

As I stated earlier, I'm in central NC not Pacific NW.

I believe I have the information I need. Thanks for everyones input and suggestions.
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[QUOTE=Earnie;1032550]The vinyl siding was made by Nailite. It is not 1x6x horizontal siding. This product looks like cedar shakes and is manufacturered in two course sections about 48" long. Each section locks into the adjoining piece and is nailed in place. So, removal of small sections is possible.

Possible…yes but not without breaking locks and having to face nail when you replace.

The only way to properly R&R Nailite is by starting with the last piece on the top row and work backwards until you get to where you need to be.

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