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Old 03-28-2017, 10:17 AM   #1
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First post to this forum, I'm getting ready to reside my house cause it 20yrs old and going a diffrent color..while taking it off I found out I have the sturdy r board foam insulation and have no osb/plywood behind it...my ? Is should I take that down and put up plywood and then tyvex paper or just leave as is and put tyvex paper on top of it like I have been suggested to do by a carpenter friend..thanks in advanced for any suggestions.
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Where are you located?

Unless you need the sheathing as per building code for a Shear Wall, simply Tyvek and residing would be good. Nail into the studs, obviously.
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Thanks for responding..located in Northwest I'll by Moline
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What type of siding is on there now?

Is there OSB/plywood/other at the corners as required per codes to resist 90mph winds? pp. 15/109--------------- pp.34/109; http://www.ce.udel.edu/courses/CIEG4...%20-%20IBC.pdf

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Hi gary,

It has d4 siding on it now..I plan on redoing it with premium d4 siding. As far as the corners I'm not sure. I haven't gotten that far..I only taken of a piece to see what was behind it and seen it had foamboard..I took a 2 and a half in nail and pushed it through to see if it had plywood behind it and I got nothing..I read where builders use it instead of osb because it's cheaper and gives a higher r value..I had no idea that sturdy board was all he used when we bought house.
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Sorry,.I meant it gas viynl d4 siding
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Personally, I'd never want a home without wood sheathing.

The thought of vinyl siding, insulation and Sheetrock being my only protection from mother nature's wrath, flying projectiles and whatnot is not what I want my kids growing up in.

Not to mention the fact that I could break into your house while not making noise using no more than a utility knife.

I'll take the plywood thank you.
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Personally, I'd never want a home without sheathing.
Ayuh,.... I grew up in Maine, 'n always lived in the Northeast,....

1st time I saw houses bein' built, Without sheathing was in the '80s, in the southwest mid-west somewhere,....
It Blew me Away, never heard of such a thing,....
The load of plywood I brought there musta been for the roofs,....

When I got home, I asked friends,... Was told it's done in other places,...
We're still usin' sheathing up here,.....
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Pretty common for production bldg in Colorado.

Strange... no real reason... but I feel like KWIK... just doesn't feel right with cardboard or polysomethigchit for a wall.

But, it is fine structurally if shear walls are appropriate.

And a heck of a lot easier to sheath.
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Pretty common for production bldg in Colorado.

Strange... no real reason... .
Especially when the sheet of foam cost as much or more than a 7/16 osb.
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