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Old 07-29-2010, 11:43 AM   #1
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I asked for tips when installing garage doors and got great results, so I'm gonna try it again for siding...

Doing my first siding job this weekend. It's not a big job, around 2.5 square. Involves removing old siding and putting up new double 4.5" dutchlap siding. Does anyone have any tips or tricks they want to share from their experiences?

Also, I've seen this be debated in a few places, but no clear cut answers
Tyvek under or over foamboard?

Maybe I'll add a picture when I get home from work.
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Tyvek over all sheathings, foam included.

http://www.vinylsiding.org/publicati...2007Manual.pdf

Well, I will alter my thoughts, it doesn't matter as long as one or the other is the drainage plane, not the siding: "Drainage plane on rigid insulation – An alternative to flashing, shiplapping, or sealing the XPS insulation for continuity of the drainage plane is to apply a housewrap to the outside of the insulation. The housewrap then becomes the continuous drainage plane. It is also possible to install the housewrap under the XPS insulation (this is a more common commercial wall system approach)." From:
http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...hermal%20break

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