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Old 03-29-2013, 04:47 PM   #1
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We live in Colorado and my husband and I recently purchased a home and we are thinking about residing it. My husband wants to put composite lap siding on top of the current siding, which is a composite 'panel' siding. There is no housewrap on the home. Is housewrap necessary given that we are placing siding on top of siding?
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:40 PM   #2
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We live in Colorado and my husband and I recently purchased a home and we are thinking about residing it. My husband wants to put composite lap siding on top of the current siding, which is a composite 'panel' siding. There is no housewrap on the home. Is housewrap necessary given that we are placing siding on top of siding?
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For me, I like to look at everything, so taking the old off always appeals a bit more to me.
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In most cases one of the draw backs to siding over any other siding is all the window and door trim will need to be built out first.
I personaly would use the house wrap between the two sidings.
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It's also a good opportunity to address moisture issues if you remove the old siding. Rotten boards, poorly flashed windows and doors are not uncommon. Siding over siding just covers it up. Taking off the old siding gives you the opportunity to fix it. It is also a great opportunity to beef up your insulation. You can put an inch or two of foamboard insulation under the new siding for relatively little expense but a lot of potential gain.
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