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Old 07-03-2010, 06:43 PM   #16
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Insulation, shear panel, rain screens: fire-stopping, a good read:

Felts, papers and house wraps- (I recommend felt over plastic as paper will wick the moisture back outside from the numerous fastener holes that let water past- plastic won't):

Window flashing:

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Old 08-22-2010, 10:47 PM   #17
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I don't know if there is a recommended air space between the board and batten and the insulation board
yes there is actually, and it is a whopping 1" .

also, your boards should have some groves routed out of the back (maybe 1/4" deep) which run the length of the board. two of them, in parallel, equal distance apart so to speak. this allows air to move up/down the boards so they dry.

unless each B&B is full length.. you will need to butt two boards together. make sure the butt joint is cut on 45' angles and placed such that the water has a tendency to run out to the outside world rather than behind the board.

paint your nail heads after you're done, unless you used really wide battens and can hide them.

use ring shanked stainless steel nails. search for these, they are worth the find. they hold WAY WAY better and will last for life.

you will probably want to run some trim boards along the top (under the eave) maybe along the bottom and inside/outside corners. it just looks nicer and hides inperfections.

keep the boards at least 8" above ground level or they will rot along the bottom.

double treat all your knots with a sealer before prime & paint. paint all sides of the board & double paint your face side.

all fresh cuts with your saw will need to be painted.

oh, it is not sufficient for your boards be nailed to the strapping. the nail must penetrate 1" of wood minimum, the strapping is not thick enough (OSB sheathing doesn't count). so you must mark where your studs are so you meet the requirement.

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