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Old 08-08-2014, 06:55 PM   #1
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What is the best thing to do under vinyl sideing? My house has o insulation. It has wood lap sideing under the slate asbestos sideing and some one has removed it from the gable end above the porch. The house is small about 27x32 with a 12/12 roof with one room up stairs. Each end has a 26 x 60 window in the gable end. I have a gray metal roof. For now i would like to side the end were slate is removed would it look good to go with gray sideing above the porch and white below on the house. I have ask alot of my friends most all of them have side more than one house but no one seems to now what would look good.

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What is the best thing to do under vinyl sideing? My house has o insulation. It has wood lap sideing under the slate asbestos sideing and some one has removed it from the gable end above the porch. The house is small about 27x32 with a 12/12 roof with one room up stairs. Each end has a 26 x 60 window in the gable end. I have a gray metal roof. For now i would like to side the end were slate is removed would it look good to go with gray sideing above the porch and white below on the house. I have ask alot of my friends most all of them have side more than one house but no one seems to now what would look good.
I woul probably drill holes in each stud bay above and below any firestops, and blow in insulation. Last I checked, fanfold is r4. Blown insulation isn't perfect, as it may settle in the wall over time.

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Insulated the stud walls once you have the cladding off.

Wrap the home in real, rigid foam (depth depends on wall construction and location), and then put on the housewrap and new siding.
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I woul probably drill holes in each stud bay above and below any firestops, and blow in insulation. Last I checked, fanfold is r4. Blown insulation isn't perfect, as it may settle in the wall over time.
For right now i am only doing the gable end second story and the plaster is bad so maybe this winter i will strip the plaster off insulate and put up new sheetrock but the main leavel i may blow in because plaster is steal good.
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Fanfold is around R1. I like the suggestions above; insulate, new sheathing and then put up your house wrap either Tyvek or Blueskin.
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