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Old 07-16-2010, 04:28 PM   #1
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What do I put on exposed wood until siding is put up?


I have removed cedar shingles from my house and the black felt paper has since blown off so I now have exposed wood showing. I have had contractors tell me to put the black felt back on, some say to put Tyvek on and others say to use foam boards. What is best?

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I vote felt.

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You can't just remove your siding and leave the tar paper exposed. You need to cover the wood and get to new siding on the house ASAP.
Tar paper is fine, it's been used for years.
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I have removed cedar shingles from my house and the black felt paper has since blown off so I now have exposed wood showing. I have had contractors tell me to put the black felt back on, some say to put Tyvek on and others say to use foam boards. What is best?
Where are you located ?
How long before you side the house ?
Do you need more insulation ?
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It will probably be at least a month before siding is put back up.
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It will probably be at least a month before siding is put back up.
I would screw 1x2's vertically every 2 feet on the exposed walls, from top to bottom. This way winds won't tear it off agan.
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I would screw 1x2's vertically every 2 feet on the exposed walls, from top to bottom. This way winds won't tear it off agan.
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I just use cheap lath or strips of plywood (or whatever is laying around in long strips) tacked on with roofing nails; installed vertically. It always worked well.
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“I have had contractors tell me to put the black felt back on, some say to put Tyvek on and others say to use foam boards. What is best?” ----- a good question. Anything is better than nothing.

“The design of the wall is more important
than the choice of housewrap,”
says John Straube. If you’re concerned
about inward vapor drives, you may
want to avoid a high-permeance housewrap,
especially when using a siding
material that can hold water, like brick,
stucco, or wood. The plastic housewraps
with permeance ratings at the lower end
of the range — from 5 to 15 — are comparable
in permeance to asphalt felt.”

When it comes to resisting liquid
water, the non-perforated housewraps
appear to be the most waterproof,
closely followed by asphalt felt. But
neither asphalt felt nor Grade D paper
nor perforated housewraps can keep
water at bay for long.

Housewraps stay more flexible in cold
temperatures than paper or felt, and
they resist tearing better. However,
asphalt felt is better able to seal around
fastener holes than housewrap.
http://www.dickseibert.com/martin.pdf

As it happens, I have felt paper on my own home, and if I could choose between felt and housewrap and do it over again, I’d still choose felt. That’s because I believe that under certain circumstances, felt outperforms housewrap. For example, an ice dam or roof leak may allow liquid water to get behind the felt or housewrap. It’s also possible for the sun’s heat to drive water vapor through the housewrap from the outside, where it can condense on the sheathing. In either of these cases, you now have liquid water on the wrong side of the wrap. Under these conditions, the liquid water would be trapped by the housewrap, which is permeable only to water vapor. Felt, on the other hand, will absorb the water, and more quickly dry to the outside. http://bct.nrc.umass.edu/index.php/p...tion-barriers/

What thickness of foam where you thinking? How about rain-screen?

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i never saw ants do this to tyvek
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